I’ve deployed a new theme on the blog. If you’re reading this in your feed reader, firstly, go you, because so few people do nowadays, but also, please click through and have a look.
The theme I’m using is GeneratePress, with mostly default settings. This replaces one of the default WordPress themes that I was using before.
And then I saw this toot today:
I can't help but notice the new Apple laptops rate "Video Playback 22 hours, Web Browsing 15 hours" under battery life.
Congratulations web developers everywhere, it's now more computationally intense to render a webpage than video playback!
Web pages are getting so full of cruft, that they require more processing power than video playback.
So, that’s why I’m going with a lightweight theme. It makes the web site much more accessible to more people. GeneratePress seems to output lighter code that displays fast, and it offers a good balance between extensibility and speed. It won’t be for everyone, but it seems to work well for me.