Bit of a cleaner blog look

I’m trying out some cleaner blog looks. Generally, people ignore the sidebar. With that in mind, why not take a rather unorthodox step and just remove the darn thing?

Center-aligned text, fitted and limited width, as experiments show text lines of long width are difficult to follow.

Also, the header font utilizes Google Web Fonts. Interesting project there, thought I’d give it a try on the blog.

I’m considering getting rid of the blog header area, too, as it’s a little bulky; thinking of replacing it with something more minimalistic. We’ll see.

8 comments:

  1. Looks very cool and sleek. I like it.

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  2. The side bar on my blog is quite popular (check it out). I use it to promote some of the previously written content which would have otherwise be relegated to obscurity.

    Also, I think that your new headings font size is a bit much and the more horizontally stretched out paragraphs are harder to read (especially in long articles).

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  3. Thanks, guys, glad to hear it.

    Gene, highlighting previous popular posts is a good way to keep alive good content. I've had something like this on my mind for awhile (a popular Christian blogger noted it helped resurrect old-but-good posts). However, I don't think I need a sidebar for that.

    Thanks for the feedback about the sizes and stretching.

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  4. I like Gene's idea to keep good content alive. I like to see the family picture in the blog somewhere it lends to the blog being a bit more personal. Maybe an updated one. Food for thought.

    C.F.

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  5. That's the only major reason I had kept the picture; it makes blogs more personal and memorable.

    I'll figure out what I can do.

    Thanks guys.

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  6. Judah, your name sounds Jewish... but you are tampering with tradition! (From 'Fiddler on the Roof'):

    Tevye: Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!

    Tevye: Because of our traditions, we've kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Anatevka, we have traditions for everything... How to sleep, how to eat... how to work... how to wear clothes. For instance, we always keep our heads covered, and always wear a little prayer shawl that shows our constant devotion to God. You may ask, "How did this tradition get started?" I'll tell you!
    [pause]
    Tevye: I don't know. But it's a tradition... and because of our traditions... Every one of us knows who he is and what God expects him to do.

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  7. It definitely looks cleaner, but I think you underestimate the sidebar. I ignore it now, but when I'm first introduced to a blog, the sidebar is one of the first places I go to gather context on what I'm reading.

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