Over the last week or so, I've implemented some improvements to the site. Some (like the change in default colours) are obvious, others a more subtle
I've had a lot of feedback on the aesthetics of the site, and whilst I prefer light text on a dark background, it would see I'm part of a minority! The ability to switch the colour scheme has been there since launch (although as I type this, I notice I've used the American spelling of colour on the switch!), but I've changed the default from light-on-dark to dark-on-light.
Following similar feedback, I've changed the default font.
We're all told that cookies are evil, and whilst I consider that it's more an issue of what some do with cookies, I can understand that people don't want a million and one cookies set whenever they visit a site. I've little control over what third party services do, but am working to ensure my site doesn't set any more cookies than is absolutely necessary.
Although many find them useful, one of the biggest culprits for setting cookies on BenTasker.co.uk is the social media icons. Using the new option on the left, you can block all social media icons from loading - the exception being the three icons in the bottom left of the site - these are simply images on my server and will never set cookies.
Similarly, as I know some object to Google Analytics, I've provided the option to block it. If you're considering this, you might prefer to opt-out of Google Analytics though, as this will take effect across the Internet.
I've got a fair few improvements planned, some imminently (like correcting the spelling of colour!) others longer term. I'll be rolling them out as I develop them.