I got tired with the look of my blog so I updated it. I’m not 100% sure i like all the changes Mainly with how the lists on each side of the content turned out.
The site is optimized for higher res monitors and doesn’t work without horizontal scroll at anything less then 1024×768, but hey geeks read this site, they should have some resolution. I guess I should be concerned that this pushed my Google ads off those same none wide screens, but I guess thats the tradeoff for more room for content.
Anyhow tell me what you think, biggest thing im worried about right now is the light gray background the main content area is one. All that white seemed like too much but now the gray seems worse.
And yes the header is 1400px wide because thats the width of my laptop screen and I didn’t want to look at it running out while I was reading peoples comments.
I fixed a number of things people pointed out. I ended up cutting the width of the sidebar by 5px and the main content area by 40px. This gives you all the main navigation and content at 800px wide. You’ll still have to horizontal scroll to see the archive/category links, but I like this better then the huge single bar especially since that part of the nav isn’t that important. I also shrunk the textarea to fix in the content box, and moved the ads below the navigation on the right. I can also play around with them if the new placement means I get fewer clicks.