Monday, June 21, 2010

New Design...Again

Since Blogger updated overhauled their template and customization tools, I decided to take it a whirl, and I've been tweaking features in it around to see how I can get a good feel to the site, and I think I've gotten something that I'm most comfortable with. Gone are the huge post widths and a few sidebar gadgets, and I made these decisions to streamline the site and make it more navigable and easier on the eyes.

You'll notice that everything has flip-flopped, that all gadgets are now to the left, with those ads at the very bottom of the site. Sadly, I can't figure out how to edit HTML through the new customization tools, so the CC License and SiteMeter thingamajigs will have to wait. Also, with the lack of HTML customization, I can't add in the Disqus commenting system, so the old school system is here until then. [Going into 'Design' surpasses the HTML editing, so I had to do a bit of digging to get back to the OG layout to add in these features. Disqus comments are back online, SiteMeter and CC-License tags are up and functional again.] The post archive is now smaller, now archived by month solely, rather than each individual post; this helped with the sidebar width-constrictions in place by Blogger. You'll also notice the sectionalization of each gadget, and the posts are grouped by date in the main portion of the site.

There are still some customization things I'm still looking for, but for now, this is what you'll be seeing from now on. There will be a few tweaks here and there, but nothing drastic from what you see now.

Hope you enjoy.