Explain Yourself!

ConstructionIt started innocently enough. Last night, at about 10:00 pm with the kids asleep and a little time on my hands, I decided to muck around with the css for this site. By 11:00 pm I was modifying templates and completely redesigning the side bar options. This afternoon, I tweaked a little more here and there and threw an image in the top left corner. The results are before you, unless I've gone and messed things up a little more between the writing of this entry and the time you read it.

My objective was to create a little more white space and clean things up somewhat. I felt a colour change was in order, so I ran with TTC rocket red. In order to make things a little more user friendly, you can search the archives from every page and jump to any month since I started the blog back in November 2002. I'm still migrating old entries over to Movable Type, so you won't find November and December 2005 quite yet.

I've received a couple of notes from people who miss the old look. My mom, however, likes the new one. Of course, she's my mom and might be telling me what I want to hear, so I need you to give me honest feedback in the comments.

In the words of the immortal Dr. Johnny Fever, give it to me straight doctor I can take it.

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It stinks

April 29, 2006 @ 4:47 PM


It stinks like the sink holes in TDOT.

April 29, 2006 @ 4:49 PM

Mike Boon


No double dipping...

April 29, 2006 @ 4:50 PM


I like it! Might take some getting used to..

April 29, 2006 @ 7:43 PM


Old style is much better to read - TOO much empty space to the right. I guess you have nothing better to do now that the Leafs are done.

April 29, 2006 @ 8:07 PM

Mike Boon

Ok, the right margin was 60 pixels but I've now reduced it to 40. So it's 40 pixels all four ways.

I wanted the side bar to fit the search field and "Go" button, so that's why there's extra white space on the right. Of course, I intentionally added more white space, so this is by design.

Your constructive criticism just killed 20 pixels of space to the right, so keep it up!

April 29, 2006 @ 8:14 PM


It still stinks!!!!!!!!!!!
White space is wasted territory.

April 29, 2006 @ 11:24 PM


i like the old style better

April 30, 2006 @ 12:13 AM

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