On Web Design

When doing research to get this website up and running, I came across the following two truly inspiring examples:



and this:


They may not be what I’d want to see every day, but the points they make are well taken. Advice against much silliness.

As a practical take-away, here is a minimal set of style declarations that works well as a drop-in solution for those situations when all one needs is a simple, yet clean-looking text page:

body {
    font-family: sans-serif;
    font-size: 14px;
    text-align: left;
    max-width: 54em;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;
    line-height: 1.3;
    padding: 1em;
	color: #444;

This is worth to keep handy, as in a personal library of useful snippets.