Celebrating Four Months of Blogging with a new Design!
Wow, it's been four months since this blog really started and so I decided to celebrate with a new design! The new design is a fixed width, something I covered last week, and has a new feature bar below the header. These 'feature bars' seem to be all the rage right now in blog design (seen here, here, and here). Since Nate Whitehill designed all three of those designs, maybe it isn't the best example, but you get the point.
My goals for the new design were:
- Better placement for the RSS Feed, and technorati button
- Better placement for the 2 ad spots
- Move Recent posts and Popular posts to the top of the page
- Move the menu to the top left
- Ad Donations
- More coolness :D
Well, I thing I got all those done, so now I'm going to take a rest from my weekend of getting this all to work. Oh, yeah, and I upgraded to Wordpress 2.3 in the process, and that turned out pretty well. The only glitch was that I needed to update Google Sitemap Generator to the 3.0 version. The new plugin updates are going to be a lifesaver!
I'll post more about the Ad Donation feature and last months statistics after I take my celebratory siesta.