Minor tweak to home page

If you’re reading this blog in your browser, as opposed to in an RSS newsreader, you will notice a slight change to the layout. Since the end of last year I’ve been writing quick, one-paragraph reviews of books I’ve read, films I’ve seen, and restaurants I’ve been to. They live in their own little blog, but I include the latest five reviews in the sidebar on my main blog pages.

They tend to get overlooked in the sidebar, so I’ve now changed my home page template to raise their profile. The home page now shows the quick reviews in the main body of the page, just as if they were ordinary blog entries. They’re tagged with a “quick review” logo, so you can easily tell the difference. (It’s all done with Brad Choate’s MTSQL plugin, in case you’re wondering.)

I’m still not 100% happy with the way it all looks, so I’d be grateful if you could drop me an email, or write a comment to let me know what you think.

2 Replies to “Minor tweak to home page”

  1. Well, it does give the quick reviews a bit more prominence on the page, but they don’t need to for my taste…

    Two things though, a) the link to Brad’s plugin seems to point somewhere else entirely, and b) I for one would be very interested in reading about how you integrate entries from two separate blogs into a chronologically correct order on one page. Would make a good tutorial 🙂

  2. Oops–I’ve fixed the link to Brad’s plugin now. (The dangers of cut-and-paste…) Good idea about doing a tutorial–I’ll see if I have time to put one together in the next wee or so.

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