From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Blog Appearance

Renovations


I'm experimenting with the layout tonight. If the blog looks strange, please check back in a few minutes, and maybe it will look better. At least, let us hope so. :)

UPDATE:

And here is the new, modified layout -- posts on the left and a single sidebar on the right. Simple enough, no? It should be a little friendlier to people who have slow connections or who are trying to read the blog from hand-held devices. It should also make more sense to search engines.

2 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

G., Your new blog template looks wonderful. Didn't realize that others might not have the platform to pick up certain blogs because of their design.Will keep checking in -- barbara

Genevieve said...

I don't know much about hand-held devices (iPhones, Blackberries, and such), Barbara, because I don't own any, myself. I have never even held any in my hand!

However, I have read that it is better for handheld devices when the "meat" of the blog is on the left so they don't have to scroll through the sidebar. I should ask my tech-savvy kids if I am explaining this correctly!

For people with a slow connection, this is a little better because the main section (the posts) will appear on the page first, and then the sidebar will load.

For people who are using a 600x800 screen resolution, the entire blog should now appear on their screen without any left-to-right scrolling.

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