Observant readers of this blog will notice that I’ve done a little spring cleaning around here.

I tried to make the design feel more contemporary by making it simpler, and more readable, especially on a mobile phone or tablet.  I’ve also tried to make the site load much faster.  I’ve tried to make it easier to leave comments. And I want to do a better job of managing photos: to ensure that pictures have credits and text alternatives for people whose sight is impaired.

It turns out to be quite complicated to sort out a design that works for such a wide range of screen sizes.  I customized the new WordPress TwentyFifteen theme by hand.

For those who are interested, there is more technical detail about the site here.

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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