Yes, my blog has yet another new face! It’s still not quite finished, at the time of writing, but I’m hoping to have some of the problems ironed out by the end of this evening. This is the final product of the idea I demonstrated the other day, this time with all the appropriate graphics in place.
The most obvious difference is in the ‘More’ section at the bottom of each post. Originally I had planned for this to open up and show all sort of nice extra bits and pieces, but there was an issue with the placement of subsequent floated divs. Frustratingly, if a div extends downwards, a float beneath it cannot occupy the space behind it. This basically meant that hovering over the ‘More’ buttons would upset the layout of the whole of the rest of the page, which wasn’t quite what I intended!
The other ramfication of this was that I had to fix the height of those smaller post boxes. The idea initially was that the boxes would just fit in where there was space, regardless of how big they were. Sadly, floating divs are not quite as helpful as that! This means that at the moment in some cases the text overflows beyond the capacity of the box. Part of me says that this shouldn’t be a problem because if people really wanted to read all of it they should click it and view the whole thing rather than just the excerpt, but it’s not quite as tidy conceptually as I would like it.
So, still some work to do to pollish off the design. That should keep me busy for this evening! Oh, and I also upgraded to the latest version of WordPress. Doesn’t seem to be much different though..