I've been customizing the WordPress theme for this blog a little bit recently and been following Edward Tufte's rules in Visual Display of Quantitative Information (which is a highly recommended read for any technologist). The rule which struck me most directly was Minimize non-data ink. In other words, let the content stand for itself and minimize any distraction to the user when looking at the content.
Take a look at the original design for the Cutline theme and compare it to this site. I wanted to add a little flair with my picture and the pictures of the conferences I've attended but aside from those I've tried to remove anything which seems to distract. What do you think?comments powered by Disqus