degrading gracefully

I’ve forgotten my own mantra, in trying to give this little site some actual design. I’ve been thinking about how it looks on my monitor, not how it might fall apart for others. ergo the fixed size of the top nav, the workarounds on the sidebar & main panel, which led to the problem with the monogram. I wanted to try something different, something beautiful, and I forgot my own favorite lesson about the web: it is what it is, and you can’t absolutely control it. so back to the drawing board, I think. the color palette stays, though.