I’ve been re-doing things a bit on this site of late, if you’ve been here before or recently, you may have noticed. Originally, I was using a theme called Vertigo, taken from the classic Hitchcock flick of the same name. While I liked the style, ultimately, it got a little bulky and unseemly and made for a sometimes awkward reading experience.
So last week, I changed it up to a new variation on the theme I use for my primary blog, The Watershed Chronicle. It looked great on my computer, provided a much cleaner, easier read and put the sidebar back where I like it best, on the side rather than the bottom. Unfortunately, as I later discovered, it looked really bad on my phone, squeezing the text and, somewhat inexplicably, lopped off the sidebar altogether. So I tried another new one this morning. This one has the same benefits of the last one, and it carries over very well to my phone screen. I think I’ve finally got it the way I want it.
On top of that, I’ve fleshed out the sidebar. I’ve added links to both of my books–try one, you’ll like it–rss feeds to my other sites, a feed of all my Twitter ramblings, and a link to the feed from this site in case anyone cares to take advantage of it.
Since this site is (mostly) dedicated to following politics, I’ve also added some context toward the bottom of the sidebar. I’ve included three feeds to political news and information, one for each major spectrum of the political scene. There’s one from the Huffington Post for the liberal angle, one from The Young Turks for the progressive point of view, and one from Fox News for the conservative view. That’s about as fair and balanced as I can get here.
Anyway, I hope these changes are well received and make this site a better reading and informational source. And now, back to my political rantings…