I’ve been trying to redesign my weblog for months now but I still haven’t come up with a design that I really like, so I thought I’d just try to improve the existing design and add some elements that I’d like in a new design into it.
The most noticeable addition would be the quicklink type thing. Some of you might remember that I used to post links to this weblog through del.icio.us. I stopped because I was getting frustrated with the flakiness of their server which often ruined my blogging mood. Plus, I always felt pressured to post a certain amount of links per day. The pressure didn’t come from you, mind you. It was from myself. Sometimes I’d spend hours searching the web for links to post just to fulfill my personal quota. After awhile, it just wasn’t fun anymore.
Now with this new interface, I’ve made a rule for myself not to search purposefully for links to post but instead just post links that I happen to come across while I’m browsing around and that I find worth sharing. I’m all for no-pressure blogging now! It should keep blogging fun for me.
Another addition to the design (though it’s more like a change than an addition) is more Flickr thumbnails in the sidebar. It used to be two thumbnails at a time. Now it’s nine. The thumbnail layout looks fine to me in the latest version of Mozilla Firefox and IE6, but for some reasons it looks unstyled in Mozilla Firefox on Troy’s computer. Please let me know how it looks to you and what browser you’re using.
I still have yet to combine the link RSS feed with the existing feed. I haven’t found a non-intimidating way to do it. I know I could use a third-party website to combine the feeds, but I’d rather do it here on-site. If you happen to know a simple way to do it, feel free to share it with me. For your information, the feeds I’d like to combine are from two MT-powered blogs.