It’s unlikely to be spotted by any but the most keen observers, but I found a couple hours to fiddle with the website yesterday.
Gone from the sidebar is the lengthy list of posts past (replaced by a drop-down archive). Ditto the list of categories (also replaced by a drop-down). Added is a list of Recent Posts, with a Popular Posts list forthcoming (just looking for the right plug-in for that — any suggestions?). I also dropped the recent comments list, though it may come back if I can manage to tweak its coding sufficiently (I didn’t like the way it looked).
I also did a lot of behind-the-scenes coding tweaks that have improved the look of things to my eye, and I’ve commemorated it all by doing a new logo at the top of the site, which is a bit bolder and cleaner than the old one.
Most of these changes fall into one of two categories: either (1) something was bothering me aesthetically, or (2) I’m hoping to make the site a bit more future-proof in terms of my long-term plans.
I’d tell you what those long-term plans are, but I really don’t want to spoil the surprise — though I will say that it may or may not involve a sun god temple with a thousand naked women throwing pickles at me.