Geniuses from Qt marketing team have (again) changed the website design. The blog now looks especially retarded:

New retarded Qt blog design

I couldn't tolerate this, so I wrote a custom CSS for Stylus.

What's wrong with the current design

Many things are wrong with the current design:

  • gigantic top block
  • tiny font size for the actual post content
  • way too big top margins for headers elements
  • absolutely unnecessary paragraphs containing nothing but whitespaces
  • annoying sliding social media buttons on the left
  • distracting widgets on the right, taking space that could have been used for the actual content
  • bitch-ass-long appendix with enormous subscribe form and once again fucking social media buttons

Of all things it's the appendix that I hate the most. I mean, just look at the size of this shit:

New retarded Qt blog design, appendix

What the hell, in some posts this block is twice as big as the actual post content. Pure genius.

How to make it better

Here's a CSS you can use with Stylus to make the Qt blog to look a bit cleaner:

body {
    padding-top: 0;
    margin-top: 0;
}

.b-blog-post__content h2 {
    margin: 30px 0 15px;
    font-size: 200%;
}

p, ul {
    font-size: 20px;
}

.b-blog-post-header__container.b-blog-post-header__container--narrow {
    padding-top: 1em;
    padding-bottom: 2em;
}

.row-fluid-wrapper.row-depth-1.row-number-1,
.row-fluid-wrapper.row-depth-1.row-number-2,
.b-blog-post__share--sticky,
.c-floating-contact,
.span3.widget-span.widget-type-cell.b-blog-post__sidebar,
.row-fluid-wrapper.row-depth-1.row-number-7,
.b-blog-post__share,
.row-fluid-wrapper.row-depth-1.row-number-8,
div#hs_cos_wrapper_module_156525825582399
{
    display: none;
}

.span9.widget-span.widget-type-cell {
    width: 100%;
}

Here's how the blog looks like with these styles applied:

Qt blog with custom styles

Better, innit.

Oh, and don't forget to enable uMatrix and uBlock extensions, because without those you'll be loading all sorts of crap:

Qt website trackers

But that was always the case, new design has little to do with it.

I also liked how they moved from WordPress comments and started using Disqus comments for a bit, but then promptly switched to Commento. That's some thorough preparation right here.

Well, till the next CMS migration then in a couple of months.