Posted on Aug.05, 2010, under Miscellaneous

Randall Labs
I’ve been doing some work on the layout of this blog and I would really appreciate your feedback. Mostly I’ve been playing around with the look of the sidebar. There are aspects of the current sidebar that I like, and aspects that I’m not happy with. I’ve created a couple of different styles and I would really like to know what you think of the alternatives. Below are four links. Clicking the link will change to a different style. View the different styles and leave me a comment with your thoughts. There will be some more changes in the future, but this is what I have for now. Thanks!

Dark Left (what the blog is using right now)
Light Left
Dark Right
Light Right

Oh, the image at top shows the newer portion of Randall Labs on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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  • Barb says:
    I like the dark left, but I think that the left hand column is a bit too wide. Love your pics!
    • James Howe says:
      Thanks for the comments! My original idea for the width of the sidebar was that it fit nicely under the ‘James Howe Photography’ portion of the header and the blog content fit nicely on the other side. I definitely think, particularly in the light version, that the sidebar is too wide, even more so when the sidebar is display on the right. I’m going to do some more playing around.

      Thanks again!

  • James I love the overall design of the new blog. My preference is “light right”.

    Good luck!

  • For what it’s worth, I prefer the right sidebar – that gives the current post pride of place in the upper left-hand corner.
    • James Howe says:
      It’s funny because I agree with you logically, but when I flip to have the sidebar on the right I feel that it is pushing the image off the page on the left. Maybe I’ve just used to seeing the sidebar on the left since I’ve had it that way for a while.

      Thanks for the feedback.

  • yvonne says:
    Light Right is my vote! Left Dark and Light don’t work with my brain makeup for some reason. LOL
  • Bob Towery says:
    Doesn’t seem like you are getting a consensus, and unfortunately my vote for Dark Right won’t help at all! Just the one that looks best to me.

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