I haven't posted in over a week! I thought it would be a good time to update all of you. I've been doing quite a bit of work behind the scenes for the new layout. For the most part, it's going pretty well. In fact I think I am ready to set the date for when I will put up the new layout.
First, the major part of the layout: I've completed the blog header and the background! I think it turned out very nicely and I think you all will like it. And I also made a little button to go with the banner!
I've decided that because I want to still do polls, tournaments, other things that require a side bar, headers, etc., I will stay with the basic layout template that I have now and not go with the dynamic template. So, in saying that, I've started to clean up the current layout that I have now. I've gone through the links that I have up on the sidebar and weeded out the links that no longer work. I also simplified the social media links: now, they're little icons that you can click on and it will take you to Elegance of Fashion's page on that site.
I also took out that recent posts widget that I had up there. It wasn't doing anything for the blog and probably made the page load slower.
Now for the sidebars themselves. I had wondered whether or not I should have just one sidebar or keep both. I think I'm going to do something a little crazy here and say that I will keep just one sidebar. If at some time I need a second sidebar (like a tournament comes around), I can always put it up. It will be like that fold-up table you keep in the basement of your house that you bring out for Thanksgiving when there are more people in your house.
But now for the date of the unveiling. I'm going to set the date of the new layout as Monday, December 2nd. On that day, I will put up the new banner and background and any other changes that I have planned.