Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Christmas is a receding memory. I thought it time to give the blog a bit of an overhaul. This theme is much different than others we’ve had…not so much in the colors and pictures, although it is different in that respect too. It’s different in that the way things are arranged is different as it is designed in 3 columns as opposed to 3.
I really like how it looks…and I like the new arrangement. What I think I like most is that it is much easier to get to the posts for the past day, week, or month, just by clicking on the date on the calendar. If it’s been three days since your last visit you can click on today’s date to read everything posted today. Click on yesterday’s date to read everything posted yesterday, and click on the day before’s date to read everything posted day before yesterday. That alone is much smoother.
In designing the new theme I also took away the tabs at the top of the screen. That content is now available through the links on the top menu on the left column.
The blog is currently set up so that a page is displayed as the opening screen, rather than the latest blog post. I originally did this to keep the Dreaming of Books Hop on the front page, but I kind of like the control that this set-up gives me. There are many times when the last thing I post is not the most important thing I post…so being able to put the most important thing out as a page and have it display on top is nice.
It will give you the feeling that nothing new has happened on the blog, because the opening screen is the same…but that’s not the case. Blog posts will show up in recent posts and also if you click on the calendar date for the date you want to look at.
Let me know what you think of the new theme and the new setup. I like it so far.
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