We have a Winner!

It’s official. We’re going to stick with theme #5, the theme up right now.

I knew heading into this that I couldn’t hope for unanimity on any theme, but we came remarkably close on this one (only two dissents). A few more tweaks are probably in order—a logo is still in the works—but you are now definitely looking at the future of the site.

Thanks to everyone for the input on the different designs, and thank you also to those who prefer predictability (yes, you, John!) for your patience over the past week.

On to the future!


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13 Letters to the Editor

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  1. Just now got here. I saw this theme last night and immediately liked it, but you’d closed comments on the other thread and I couldn’t tell you so. At first I thought you’d just changed the color to red! But I knew right away that I thought it was a keeper. Great!

    I only have one comment; I’ll see if anyone else thinks this way when I check out your other posts. When I get here, the Liberty Quartet interview and picture is all I see. Would it make sense to size it so that at least the first headline of a current post is visible?

    If Since you had to change it, I am glad you came up were this able to come up with something to please everyone. That’s not always easy to do!

    • It’s all based on desktop resolution / screen size. It displays on my computer (which is a widescreen) but not on others.

      I’m guessing it would be 10% or less of computers where at least the headlines wouldn’t display, but I could be wrong.

      • OK … I guess I should cut down on toolbars, but I use all of them! Menus, address, Yahoo, one other, and tabs on Mozilla Firefox, on a laptop. It doesn’t even get very close to the next headline.

        Don’t worry, I will continue reading. It’s typically worth scrolling down for! 😀

      • OK … I guess I should cut down on toolbars, but I use all of them! Menus, address, Yahoo, one other, and tabs on Mozilla Firefox, on a laptop. It doesn’t even get very close to the next headline.

        Don’t worry, I will continue reading. It’s typically worth scrolling down for! 😀

        Not trying to spam the board, but it doesn’t show this went through.

      • Yeah. I use one toolbar. That makes a big difference! 🙂

      • On my screen, there’s a gap between the toolbar of the browser and the title of the blog…a pretty wide gap. If that could be tightened up, you could see more content when the page first loads.

        Another option would be to spread it out so that it fills the entire width of the screen.

      • Good point.

        The whole CSS is written as a fixed-width, so it’s not a relative CSS.

  2. Daniel, I really, really like this new web design. Thank you for letting everyone have input.

  3. This one’s pretty sweet. Good job.

  4. I really like it, good job!! 🙂

  5. I haven’t been here for a few days, but when I saw this one I immediately liked the look and was going to say so.

  6. I love this one! I’m glad you’re sticking with it. Thank you so much for allowing us to have some input!

  7. Thanks!

    I was glad to have the input. Just like the process of talking aloud sometimes helps me clarify my thoughts, this process helped me clarify what I myself wanted out of the new design!