A number of people have asked me through various channels why I now only have five posts to a page, when I’ve had ten since the site started. First, I’m flattered anyone noticed! Secondly, it has to do with media.
Since I started blogging, I didn’t want to be another of those dry sites without images on posts. We have this wonderful internet, why limit ourselves to plain text? *Turns out* there’s a perfectly valid reason why: bandwidth. I’ve been optimising my site for retina images, so I decided to reduce the number of posts demanding downloaded assets.
At some point I’ll write some rules to serve retina images only on clients with the appropriate screens. Until then, this seemed like an appropriate compromise.