I was sort of in a geeky mood this afternoon and decided to make some changes to Sober Catholic’s design.
I went with one sidebar, deciding to merge all of the features of the now-deleted right sidebar into the left. I did this as I have a plugin that automatically converts this site to a mobile view for those who read Sober Catholic on a smartphone or tablet. It also happens to do that when viewed on a netbook (whick kind of freaked me out a few weeks ago, I thought someone had hacked the blog and redesigned it. I like consistency, and so went ahead and merged the sidebars).
I also think posts read better, now that they have more space across whatever screen size they’re read on.
It also means I may have to search for “right sidebar” and edit all posts that that reference some feature on that side whenever I had to point it out. 🙁
Some widgets were also deleted, mostly “badges” linking to the blog’s Pages on social networks. Those widgets slowed the loading of the blog and were just clutter, I think. Besides, the links are found in the “About this Blog” and “About Me” Pages up above.
Other than that, it’s the same theme, and with a nicer color scheme. 🙂
Since everything is on one side, I may run more Google Ads, and perhaps some other advertising options. There’s space, they can “break up” the link widgets and possibly bring in some needed revenue.Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)"The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"