The WordPress theme I was previously using on this site (“White as Milk”) puts all the text into an extremely narrow column. Not only is this a poor use of screen space, it throws up an accessibility barrier: if a visually impaired user needs to increase the font size, the narrow-column layout only fits a few words per row. Thanks to reader Nicholas Shanks for bringing this problem to my attention.

WordPress offers a bewildering variety of themes, most of which are too fancy for my taste. The new theme (“Sandbox”) is the most minimal one I could find, and should avoid the problem Nicholas had with the previous theme.