It’s up! What do you think?
I especially like the sidebar layout, with the featured item on top and the double sidebars below. I think I’m going to put all my promotional stuff (books, social networks) on the right sidebar, with all the blog stuff (tags, archives, recent comments, blogroll, etc) on the left.
I’m not so sure about the Current Projects bar, though. Does it look good on the left, or should I put it on the right, above my books? I don’t want the sidebar to look too busy, but at the same time I don’t want to push my books too far down from the top.
I made a few tweaks to the color scheme, though there will probably be a few more kinks to work out in that area. The black text on white is a radical departure from the previous template, which is going to take a while for me to get used to. However, now that my blogging goals have shifted from personal to more professional, I think it’s a move in the right direction.
Things I’d like to change but don’t know how:
- The blog header font. I’d like to go back to Courier New small caps, like the old one. Every time I try to tweak the CSS stylesheet, though, nothing I do seems to work.
- Font size for pages and categories (pages are above the blog header, categories are below). Jerle pointed out that they could be larger, and I agree with him.
- Background color for the child category pages. They blend in too much with the current shade of gray.
- The favicon. I don’t want the generic WordPress logo, I want to make something unique to this site (like the eye).
That’s about all I can think of right now, but I’m definitely open to any of your suggestions. My goal is to turn this blog into a home site for my writing career, where readers can connect with me and easily find my stuff.