It appears the previous design is still considered by some to be a ‘clone’ of Gruber’s Daring Fireball, despite sharing absolutely no similarities under the hood.

Whilst flattering, it is none-the-less a distraction that cannot possibly end up on a positive note.

Design regressed, the topic is now closed. Thank you. #

It’s not really so much what’s under the hood than what it looks like. I could make an Expression Engine or Textpattern theme that looks exactly like that site. To be honest, the first time I visited Smackfoo I wondered if John Gruber knew about it.


  • Assuming one specifically chose to do so. During the process of reducing the amount of clutter on display, I ended up with a similar look, despite having no intention of doing so.

    Which is why I took the last design down. There was no good way to resolve any possible concerns as it stood.