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A Little Weekend Remodeling Sun 30 Nov 08

Beautiful_tools_geishaboy500I spent a lot of this holiday weekend doing some remodeling on this site.  Spending a lot of time wasn't what I had planned but as with many remodeling projects that is how it turned out.

I made a couple of minor changes and one big change by adding a menu at the top.  I placed the "essentials" in the menu to de-clutter the sidebars.  Included in this are dropdown menus for Categories and the last 18 monthly Archives and that's where most of the problems were.    While I was able to get the menu to work properly the dropdown was shifted way to the right of where it should be.  Fortunately Dave Weiss helped me out with some tips and suggestions that let me adjust the CSS (cascading style sheet).

If you're thinking of adding a menu to your blog check out Dave's suggestions.  I'm sure you'll find them very helpful, I know I did.  Dave also pointed out a great tool by Chris Pederick that is a Firefox addon that allows you to see your CSS and HTML code.  You can also adjust it and see the impact of your change as you make it. -- Great tool

If you have any suggestions for further improvements please let me know.  I'm always looking for ways to improve.  Some future enhancements I want to do are:

  • I need a new banner design.  This stock Typepad design is nice but not great.
  • A new photo of me.  I'm not really as serious as the current one makes me look.
  • Publishing the blog directly on mwschaffner.com.

"Beautiful Tools" photo by geishaboy500

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