I have been reworking an updated version of the Blog.txt theme I use for a few days, and have finally switched over, but there are a few teething problems I still have to work out.
Please bare with me with any disruption in service and reading enjoyment
Here is a rough idea of the changes
- Upgraded to v3.0 from 1.2 of blog.txt theme
- Create custom framework as this layout is not available as standard
- Rearranged most page elements
The intention was to raise the headline for the first article further up the page
Retain prominent subscription options
More space for community items
The biggest change with community items was Technorati favorites. These are now included on the front page as an RSS feed, showing the latest 5 items from my favorites. This won’t give much benefit in link juice, as I have a lot of favorites, but will most likely be visible in linkage occasionally.
The plugin I used might have a couple more tricks up its sleeve to speed up loading time of the widgets, but I will save that for tomorrow.
If I can’t speed up the widgets, I will probably switch to excerpts on the front page.
I still have a few other things to tidy up – there is a much smaller gap between articles and the comment box.