I’ve watched Mark Boulton’s blog/site designs over the years make this really refreshing trip towards being completely minimal. I love it. He’s gotten down the just the bare essence of what he needs in a website, particularly with this latest design iteration.
Mark sums up his decisions rather succinctly in his blog post on the subject of this design.
This new design is a return to a design I ditched a little while ago. Single column. Sized to be easy on the eye. There’s a bit of Gridset in there to create the grid. Type from Process type – specifically, the serif is the rather lovely Elena and the sans serif is Colfax.