Let us know how things look for you (ease of readability, especially of the sidebar) and what browser you are using. Thanks. Feedback would be most helpful at this point. Also, we’ve got a question about individual article display.
We discovered last night that what looked great (at least to us) in Firefox (particularly in terms of sidebar design and layout) was an utter disaster in Internet Explorer. We’ve now hopefully removed all the font formatting that was causing problems.
Those of you who were having the main section of articles pushed way down the page by the sidebar when using Internet Explorer set to LARGE text size settings should now have the blog displaying normally. (Let us know if you don’t!)
Please let us know how things are working for you, especially if you are using a browser besides Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Lastly: a related question. When you are viewing a single article and its comments, do you want the full side bar and all its links to show? On the old T19 site, the sidebar was EMPTY when viewing a single article (no calendar, no search box, no links, etc etc).
We’re thinking of a compromise. For an individual article display: Have the calendar, search and archive links available on the sidebar, but none of the LONG LIST of links to other websites and blogs. What do you think?
By the way, we haven’t forgotten some folks’ comments about the width of the main article section being too wide for comfortable reading.
How are folks feeling about that? We might be willing /able to experiment later this week or on the weekend with changing the width of the main column if folks are still finding the layout uncomfortable.
Also, what about use of color? Is there too much white space? We like the clean look, but we received at least one comment requesting a faint background color (maybe for the sidebar?) and are mulling that over.