Every once in a while it's good to be reminded that there's still beauty in simplicity. Such is the case here.
Note: Screenshot updated Dec 6th, 05'.
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I too am a fan of simplicity. Great job.
I really like this design, it really is refreshing to see such simplicity in design. I'm bored with my generic blogger template, this was just the inspiration I needed to get my head back into CSS. Simplicity is the key.
I think on the contrary, despite the blandness of it all, this design is pretty complicated and full. Your eyes wander around wondering where to begin. But for what it's worth, great job.
Thanks for all of the great comments.
What would you suggest I do to focus the reader a little better?
Make something dominant. Easy enough, enlarge the body font or add an image to your posts that break the black/brown. The posts and the wisdom fonts are identical which makes things more equal rather than one element dominant. Give your readers a starting point such as a drop cap.
That's a good idea, I'll see what I can do, although I really didn't want to add many images...
As Nick says, it's nice to have a guiding point for your readers. Though readers tend to start from the top left hand corner and work across then downwards, it's better if you make it clearer to them where you want them to look at first. As in Malcolm Gladwell's book "Blink", a viewers opinion of a blog is decided in the first few seconds of it being shown. Make sure it's a good one.
I've played around with it a little, and I do see your point(s) kines.
Thanks for the advice.