minor improvements

Updated on 2021-02-13

I’ve made a few tweaks to my blog’s theme. The changes include:

  • adverts in the header alternate between google and amazon, and disappear off the top of the screen as the user scrolls down, so as not to interfere with reading.
  • adverts to the right of the sidebar, again so as not to interfere with reading or navigation. Again, these are random adsense and amazon.
  • sidebar made position: static so that navigation is always visible
  • footer made position: static so that copyright is always visible
  • sidebar panels shrunk so that smaller displays are supported
  • sidebar width is now controlled differently – left: 67%; right: 160px; that way the right of the sidebar will never overlap the adverts (or the adverts overlap the sidebar) and the sidebar will always appear exactly butted-up-against the content pane.
  • finally, the content pane has been split in two for über-recent browsers (safari 3+, firefox 3.1b3+)