In case you might not have noticed, I completely rebooted my my site’s main pages. The styling didn’t really change — I may do some tweaks in that department soon — but the underlying markup changed dramatically. I also completely rewrote all the scripting used to make the thing easier to upkeep. A complete rebuild, yet still a standalone as it always has been (the site is pre-blog), but now it’s tapped into the power of my blog’s style sheet as I did borrow the structure, throwing in a couple of new styles where needed. I think it was a sound decision.
No links were harmed in the making of what I’m calling “Green-Beast.com v5.” I attempted to do it in a way that would remain virtually undetected unless I spilled the beans, just as I have spilled them on you. All new pages — including error pages — should validate and should pass an automated accessibility check to the priority three level. It just so happens there’s a link on the footer of each site page for checking this. (Learn how to do that on your site.)
Aside from the low contrast situation with my
#99cc66-green headings, which is on my “styling tweaks” list, how’s it look? Everything seem up to snuff? Being the daring soul that I am, I haven’t checked it in Internet Explorer (IE) 6 — though I did look at it in Firefox 18.104.22.168, IE 7, Opera 9, and Safari 3 for Windows. If anyone sees anything funky, do give a shout.
Also, I have a question: Right now, on all of my the blog’s inner post singles and pages, the masthead points to the blog’s main page. And on the blog’s main page the masthead isn’t a link. But should I make it a link? And have it point to my main index, my “Home” page? I sort of think it should, while another part of me thinks it might lack intuitiveness and that I should leave it as is. Plus the text does say “Beast-Blog” so that might be an issue. And you say…