I saw Gary Huswit’s Helvetica movie a year or two ago. I liked it a lot.
And I thought of that, and I tried—just as an experiment—to remove all the fancy Typekit fonts and just using Helvetica Neue. And I liked it a lot.
So now my font stack reads ‘
"helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;’, nice and simple. And the site has become significantly faster because there’s no web font to download first.
In the process I also removed TweetBoard because noone ever seemed to use it (same reason I removed comments. I guess noone is reading, which is perfectly OK, of course). And then it kind of took off from there and I changed colors and a few little details that tended to bother me.
In the end I think it turned out really well. Just a nice simple minimal content centered design.