#Release Notes

Information about the various major releases on this site, including some of the thinking behind design decisions.

Site update 1.0.6: RIP Tako and some minor tweaks

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Black and white graphic of a sad looking octopus

After feedback about how distracting my unique take on the Hamburger menu was, I’m afraid Tako is no more. The little blinking octopus that served as a route into the “more menu” has been retired and replaced the traditional “3 dots”.

I have been asked why I put it at the bottom of the page, and the answer is mobile users. It’s a lot easier to reach if you’re using your phone one handed on a train.

Couple of other tweaks include:

  • a return of the “asides” – posts better suited to sitting in the blog stream than their own pages;
  • added a changing background to index cards; and
  • tweaks to the social icons.

Feel free to DM me on Twitter if you have any comments.

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