I finished making the updates that I wanted, and uploaded the new theme. Strangely, everything appears to be working. That never, ever happens when I make any coding changes – there’s always something that breaks unexpectedly. But everything appears to be ok in Firefox and IE 7 at least. If you’re using some funky browser, then really, you should upgrade.
What did I change?
Not much really. I changed the subscription options – you can now subscribe to Green Llama via email. I also removed the comments subscription link because, really, who uses that?
The 4 125×125 ads are now prominently featured in the top right sidebar, just below my all-important subscription choices. There is still 1 free spot left, at least for the time being. If you want it, follow the directions.
The chronological Archives are no longer featured in my sidebar – they are only on the Archives page. If you want to follow the blog by month, that’s the place to do it. Less links on the main page is a good thing.
I also consolidated my categories, and got rid of probably 10 or so. Though there are now more category links in the sidebar, I didn’t have to pick at chose – they’re all showing.
Top commentators is gone. If you were on the list, then my apologies. I’m doing my best to reduce my outgoing links – I had way, way too many.
I added a sitewide disclaimer. If you have any questions about my motivation or knowledge, read it.
Right about now you’re probably quite underwhelmed. I can’t say I blame you – I didn’t do much. This was just a theme refresh – not an overhaul. My focus was on cleaning up the design, and moving a lot of links off the sidebar. Google hates pages with too many links, and Google already hates me. Anything I can do to get on their good side is a step in the right direction, I suppose.
If I had the cash laying around, I’d likely pony up for a custom theme. Unfortunately that’s not in the cards right now, especially right after buying a new computer. If someone were to give me the money though…. but that’s a topic for another post.
Anyway, if you do find something that doesn’t seem to work right ( dead link, formatting problem ), then leave me a comment here and I’ll fix it.