I know the old Blog from Italy look was becoming a little confused, so I decided to give it a facelift.
The new theme is based on yet another Brian Gardner theme, called Revolution only I have modified it a wee bit. I say ‘yet another’ because the previous Blog from Italy theme was also by Mr Gardner.
One of the adjustments I’ve carried out is the addition of a space at the top of the side column menus. I can use this space to place just about anything. As you may have noticed, there is a YouTube video presentation, which will live there for a time. Every so often I’ll change the video or add something else.
Other jiggery pokery is down to Michael Oeser, whose BranfordMagazine code I’ve adapted, well cut and pasted, into the Gardner Revolution theme so I can display bits and bobs from past posts. This is something I’d been wanting to do, but not being too hot with css, it took me a little while to work out how to achieve the double column effect I was looking for.
Along with other small modifications, such as a new Blog from Italy graphic, I’ve slotted in a section at the bottom of home page where I can display photos and the like. Again, this is something I had been thinking about doing for a while.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
Finally, I’ve retained the ability to display full posts on the front page, because a number of people voted for this in one of my polls. Now, there is the best of both worlds.
Hope you like the new look. If you do have any problems (loading time, funny layout etc), let me know, and I’ll see what I can do.
Should anyone want a copy of this modified Gardner/Oeser(/Roe!) theme, then let me know, and I’ll place a download link somewhere.
As always, thanks for reading.
PS I’m still tinkering, so things will move and change over time.