You know, when I posted my whiny entry yesterday about how my layout was annoying me I had no intentions on changing it. I was going to fiddle with the structure a bit and get a search box added somehow, but then Rose said:
I like this layout better than the previous one, but I’d really love to see the return of something like these: past layout 13 / past layout 11 / past layout 08
(Past layout 11 being the original version of this one, released for the Fall CSS Reboot back in 2005.)
I admit, although I was fond of this design I grew very tired of it quickly, so I’ve no idea how long it will last. However, it has been tweaked to give it some new ‘life’ so it can’t be all bad. The search box is back, the drop-down menus are gone (HOORAH) and there are some new things: ‘quick’ image links to some of the features of the site on the Home page sidebar and five random categories displayed too.
At the moment there are some little glitches.
The search box and button are not lined up and the whole thing is totally screwed up in IE because of it’s dislike for percantage-based paddings. I’ll be popping in a conditional statement for IE tomorrow morning and in the mean-time you saddos still using IE need to get a better browser :p Feel free to mention any other bugs or breakages you spot.
As a final note, can I just say how amusing it was to watch some of you switch opinions so quickly? If you don’t like my layouts, say so! I’m not going to rip your head off unless you act like a knob. However, telling me one moment “
OMG!!! I love it” and then quickly switching “
Er, sorry, but I’m not a fan of this layout.” does not inspire me with confidence about your ability to give me an honest opinion. I’m not ‘picking’ on any one of you in particular (despite the given example), but half of you did it!
Thanks for all of your feedback guys. :)
Some of the things that have been picked up on are ‘accidents’ due to a lack of time to fix them last night (it was almost midnight by the time I uploaded this/blogged, and I was tired). The colour of the navigation on hover, the messy looking quotes, etc. Other bits need me to research fixes — getting the sidebar to reach the footer in a fluid layout, etc.
If you’ve suggested a change/addition or noticed a bug, chances are I’ve got it in my list of things to-do, so keep your eyes out for my ‘fiddling’ this weekend. I’m also hoping to return to ‘normal’ posting and write about something other than my own site, but I’m not promising nuffin’ ;)