New blog design ideas wanted
I am thinking of having this blog redesigned. Any ideas, suggestions or improvements which could be made?
I think the width should be reduced to make reading easier, and maybe one of the side columns removed.
Do you find that the pages tend to load slowly?
Would extra features help, like receiving an email when someone else comments after you? What about the ability to vote on comments?
I think that the ability to share posts to Facebook and Twitter is now the done thing, so that should be happening.
Would having to type in a security code make you less likely to comment or would it just irritate you slightly?
You’ll no doubt be glad to know that adverts won’t be appearing, apart, perhaps, from ones for my own businesses, which I really should link to, if only for SEO purposes.
I know I need to put the blogroll back up. It disappeared some time ago of its own accord. I didn’t suddenly get grumpy with the rest of the blogosphere.
Do you like the masthead? For a bit of fun, I was thinking of adding a bit of graffiti now and then as the mood takes me!
Is there a blog or other website that you really like the look of?
Are long posts better than short posts?
I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on any or all of these things.
UPDATE 13.27PM: English Viking makes a good point for consideration – “Having a ‘reply’ button next to each comment is helpful in maintaining a coherent thread.”