Friday, December 02, 2005

New layout

Yes. I changed the layout. Again.

Do you like it?

Its a lot of subtle changes, but together it might be enough for anyone who reads on a regular basis to notice.

Does anyone read on a regular basis?

I have a few ideas for how I want the individual pages. (Bear with me, as most (if not all) of the individual post pages aren't working right now. Thats because I removed all the ItemPage content from my template.)

I think I want the sidebar to disappear. I want the post to take up the width of the screen. Well, it will probably wind up being the majority of the screen. But you get my point. Any content that is in the sidebar on the main/archive pages will be included at the bottom of the post page.

Perhaps the most difficult to accomplish is the comment block. What I would like for the item pages would be to have a table centered on the page that had a single cell for each comment. The tricky part is going to be dividing up the comments so that they are evenly distributed across the available screen width.

If that makes sense to you, good. I'll try to get a sketch up in the near future.

Speaking of comments. What are your feelings for comments on the main/archive pages? I keep flip-flopping back and forth between having them, and not. I think I'd like to figure out a way for them to be hidable. Well, I have an idea of how that could be done, but... I haven't done it yet.

I'd appriciate comments/suggestions.


Blogger BM5k said...

I guess I should also mention that the Watch & Read templates have changed slightly as well.

As soon as I get all the issues with the main blog ironed out, I'll update the other two, so that they match.

Just curious as to what you think about how I include the Watch/Read blogs into the main page... Is sticking them in the sidebar a good idea? Were they better off as simple recent post lists?

Let me know what you think.

12/02/2005 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger Shay said...

I read your blog whenever I get online, which as you know isn't very often anymore. I plan on making more time for things but we'll see...

Anywho, I like the changes for the most part. I like being able to see the comments but can definately appreciate being able to hide them.

I also think that you're sidebar is way too full. If you keep one, you should simplify it. Definately.

12/02/2005 10:47:00 PM  

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