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Whitespace Is Improving

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I’ve been reading Paul Scriven’s Whitespace for quite some time now. I’ve always enjoyed the content, but while the interface as always been usable, it hasn’t always been terrific. Nowadays, Whitespace is looking much better these days. I think that Paul has gotten much better at displaying lots of information in a usable — yet minimalistically beautiful ways at the same time.

There are many features that I’ve been wanting to add to my website. Most of these aren’t big, new fancy features, but they mostly involve the intelligently elegant integration and layout of metadata and information in general. I’ve been pondering how to more fully integrate certain types of data into the very core of my website through a combination of XML, PHP, MySQL, and Movable Type.

I think that Paul has simply had more time to play with new data ideas than I have. But that’s okay, because his site has really come a long way in the last several months.

Good job, Scrivs.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.