I am still keeping the blog in beta, because as has become quite obvious, changes will keep coming and going! There are a few changes I've made to the layout, and the way the blog functions now.
There is more than one post on the main page now for one, so less clicking. I've also revamped the bottom area. It'll contain the comment on the post pages, and a list of recently updated posts otherwise. The sidebar makes a return, with
three widgets for now Updated to five - A colophon and the blog archives. The 'Topics' widget will be updated for asynchronous loading of the post list of a particular label has been updated with this new hack. I'll release it soon. I've removed smilies, they were becoming a little distraction. The hack still exists though, so no need to worry there :)
A good side-effect of the building from scratch is that I removed things that were unnecessary, and that's made the loading much faster. Also, as a friend pointed out, this is not exactly the 'minimalistic' that some people might have thought. To be very honest, while it had started off as minimal, I just kept on adding things which I liked, and ultimately ended up with this. This is by no means the final product, and my bad habit compels me to keep making small changes here and there.
I am aware that the codes for my hacks don't show up properly. I'll be switching to a better way of displaying them, so I had to take out the old version. Please bear with me This is now fixed. Thanks to Dan Webb for the excellent code highlighting script. I've had my eyes on this one for a while :)
I think is a nice warm template to welcome the spring and summer time (it's a little far away, but I like to be prepared :) ). Hope you like it!