Being considered for the Occasionally Asked Questions file: “How come this site looks exactly the same, year after year?”
The answer would be something like this:
[M]y favorite layout and color scheme ever and he’s had the good sense to keep it for something like six or seven years.
Close enough. This particular template, slightly modified over the years, was implemented in August 2002. One reason I haven’t jumped on the Movable Type 4 bandwagon is its lack of support for the pop-up comment box, which I prefer to the new-and-unimproved method of dropping you directly onto the individual archive page. The color scheme was originally sort of a lark: I resisted traditional black-on-white, which in some variations causes me eyestrain, and after twiddling with literally dozens of color schemes from various suggested palettes, I decided to select from the blandest possible colors that had names assigned by Netscape. (You remember Netscape, don’t you?) The background color is something called “floralwhite.” The 2000-2002 pre-MT pages were done in a shade called “antiquewhite.” (Before 2000, there was neither rhyme nor reason nor any consistent design around here.)
I did, for a brief period, swap the left and right columns, but that didn’t last.