In recent weeks I’ve found my memory isn’t so bad and I’m sleeping more soundly, which helps me focus on everyday things a lot easier. As my mind is calmer, I find myself wanting to use a calmer template on this website too. I think it’s safe to say that this is the beginning of the next phase in my life.
Today, I have upgraded WordPress to version 2.2 (which went smoothly, except for the corruption of the images which had to be re-uploaded) and I have also uploaded the new template. I still have some work to do, such as creating the Work in Progress page, but generally what you see is the finished product.
You will notice two major differences. Firstly, there are only excerpts of posts on the main page, and secondly, the sidebar changes when you open a page to read the full post. I believe this provides a cleaner looking site. I have also used the navigation bar at the top on the home page to help smooth out the journey of finding your way around the website.
There is one other difference that you may or may not notice. That change is the inclusion of a small piece of coding from Amazon in the footer. This coding will generate affiliate boxes at random. It will pick up phrases or words and will link to an Amazon product. If the reader of this blog follows the link and purchases the product, I will receive a commission, which will help pay for the costs of running this website.
If you notice anything that needs tweaking, please leave a comment and let me know. Otherwise, I hope you like the new look and now it is business as usual.