“As designers, I often think that we have a design daemon (designd) controlling our creative impulses. When my designd goes to work, I can’t rest until I have carried out an idea to its conclusion. I refer to this process as ‘exorcising designd.’ My latest exorcism took the form of an experiment in separating content from presentation, resulting in several new designs for my personal site. Rather than simply upload a static redesign, I listened to my daemon, and the result was a series of user-customizable ‘skins’ for my blog. In this article, I’ll explain how I did it, why I did it, and what it taught me about the future of the web.”