Steel White Table is getting a new look; however, I need some opinions on typical blog designs I’m considering:
- Two-columns, similar to the look now except I’d use different colours. Most sites seems to have their navigation column on the left side. Why? See j-walkblog.com and binarybonsai.com for examples. Tall pictures at the top annoy me though; it’s a waste of space.
- Three-columns, like www.darrenbarefoot.com. It allows for lots of tidbits along the side columns. I like this non-fixed column width site: www.yusop.net.
Both J-Walk’s and Barefoot’s use a fixed-width design, where their column widths don’t change if you resize the browser window. This gives the designer more control on how it’ll look, but I find it can be frustrating: I don’t like seeing the wasted screen space on the left and right, and it’s sometimes hard to read a lot of text within the main, middle column.
I’m leaning towards the two-column look.
The new look will debut when I get my new computer (to be described in a later post).