As you can all see we’ve been changing the layout of the site a little bit to try and make the site a little less cluttered, a little more navigable and to swap some features in and out so we hope you approve.
The first things you’ll notice are the banner change up at the top and the removal of the left sidebar. It seemed to us that in the old layout we really had 2 banners, one with an image and logo and the other with the text, just sitting on top of each other so to save space and get more content above the fold we’ve created a new stylised header from our logo. The left sidebar wasn’t being used for anything except showcasing the daily pictures but since that ran its course and was not longer being updated as frequently we decided to remove it. All of the old images can still be found in the gallery up the top and on the right we’ve established a flickr photo stream for the more regular but slightly less themed images we take.
The layout of the blog posts has also changed a little, moving the by-line and tags to the top and limiting the post width to a more standard and readable dimension.
And finally we’ve had to bite the bullet and include some advertising on the site. It’s only a very small amount and we hope it’s as unobtrusive as possible but we have always thought it would be nice if the site somehow in the future managed to pay for itself, so please forgive us this small sin. In the 2 days it’s been live we’ve had 1 advert clicked on generating an earthshakingly impressive 15p for the site so with a few more of those and all of your continued support we’ll be well on the way to breaking even.
If you spot any more changes or see some things that we missed or that you just love, do let us know in the comments!