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Experimenting with a new layout

I’m experimenting with a new layout for this blog: posts on the left, two-column sidebar on the right. I remember reading somewhere that when people read on screen, the first place they look is in the upper left corner of the window. So I decided to re-arrange the blog to move the posts closer to the upper left corner. Compare this layout to the posts-in-the-middle layout on Minor Wisdom, and let me know which you prefer. (If the layout here looks the same as before, hit the refresh/reload button on your browser.)

I’ve also added a recent-comments list to the sidebar. I hope that encourages more of you to leave comments.



I prefer the original layout. When I'm at the computer, I'm centered in front of the monitor, making the material appearing in the center of the screen easier to read. With the new layout, I'm forced to keep my head slightly turned because most of the body of the post appears on the left side of the screen.

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