When I said this was the third template for this site yesterday, I was wrong. There was one more at the very start, thanks to the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive, making 2023’s new look the fourth. In September 2002, very soon after I acquired the jackyan.com domain around the time of my 30th birthday, it looked like this:
It looks pretty darned good, if I say so myself. Looking through my own files, it appears I got rid of this layout in two short months, in favour of this, which lasted till 2013.
If you really want to split hairs, this is the fifth look. I didn’t always own this domain. Someone called S. Jack Yan had it and posted photos of fishing boats where he lived in Taiwan. I offered to buy it and he declined. Then he let it expire, so I picked it up for US$75 (I had a service monitor when the domain became available, hence the high price, even by 2002 standards). The Wayback Machine has no record of the original site, which is a bit unfortunate.
I am still undecided whether to restore the previous post–next post links at the top of each entry. One appears at the very bottom now. Your thoughts are welcome. Did you ever use them?