The footer now turns into a sidebar on the homepage on larger screens. It stays a footer on other pages to keep focus on the main content.
Oops, accidentally reposted a bunch of stuff to Facebook while experimenting with Twitter. Sorry about that!
I have shortlinks now! You’ll see one below this post, next to the permalink which is next to the tags. WordPress currently shows them like
colintedford.com/s/3142 but you can use my short domain cted.us like
cted.us/s/3142 (making WordPress use my short domain in the links requires rooting around that I don’t feel like doing now, and the plugin that makes it easy has a bug that wrongly reroutes some posts).
Why shortlinks? I want to put them on some comics so people can easily reach the web version, plus I might use them to link my silo posts back here.
Redid the site header:
– Shrank and bolded site title.
– Brought vertical spacing in line with rest of site.
– Adjusted horizontal spacing.
– Made header max-width same as main content area.
– Search box has new, single size. Would like to make it more elastic but it’s good enough for now.
– Put search above nav in the source file so I could fit it next to the title on small screens instead of squashing in the nav.
– Fiddled w/ search box corner radius.
– Fixed an annoying, seemingly intractable bug where the title and nav sat on different baselines in certain views; turned out the nav list items were set to
display: block &
float: left; changed ‘em to unfloating inline-block and *mwah!*
It could still use some tweaking but I’m really pleased with the header now. It occupies a single line even on 7″ screens; takes two on phones but looks better doing it than it did before. I eventually want to make the site title handwritten but I dread the image-sizing issues it may entail.
♫ “The Abyss” by EB1 & Keaton should warm you up — like running from a snow troll ;) (Skip to ~1:20 if impatient.)
Drum and bass music is now older than I was when I got into it o.O
I started using Firefox years ago because I liked it better than Internet Explorer, the only major browser at the time. I’ve come to further like it because it’s made by a nonprofit devoted to keeping the web open and free, against the trends of centralization and surveillance.
More site updates:
* On Comics: Fixed broken links, tidied markup, changed from double column to single w/ section links for better small-screen experience (eventually I want to have it be 2-column on larger screens again).
* Marked up my “About” footer as an h-card so machines can dig it too.
* Enlarged page titles after noticing they were same size as second-level headings.
Improved display of the sidebar, which is now officially the footer (I might want to make it the sidebar on the homepage & maybe indexes on larger screens, but it’s not a priority). Gave it a border, fixed the alignment, & filled it with info about me (replacing the “About” page), how to follow / contact me, colophon, & copyright. Guess I still had some momentum after fulfilling my little Indieweb commitment :)