You may have noticed that, as of yesterday, Rifftides looks different and, I think, better. The clean, crisp, spacious redesign is by artsjournal.com commander-in-chief Doug McLennan (pictured), who is making similar changes to all or most of the blogs under the artsjournal umbrella. You may see further examples of his handiwork by going to the AJ home page, which has connections to an array of weblogs concerned with music, theatre, literature, dance, the visual arts and all manner of cultural interests.
One slight change to keep in mind; links in comments from readers now appear in boldface black. They turn blue and active when you touch them with your cursor.
The improved design has collateral benefits, too. Doug McLennan describes one:
One of the great things about the new design is that it’s responsive—that is, it shrinks to fit tablets and smart phones. Pretty great reading on the smaller devices, actually. Check it out.