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  • Kier
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    Moving the Blog Sidebar

    You've probably noticed that the blog sidebar has now moved to the left of the main content.

    The original intention had always been to have the sidebar to the right, as this would allow the main content to sit nestled up to the left margin. You can see several style changes I made to facilitate getting the content as far left as possible such as the new skinny vertical 'thead' bars on entry and comment lists.

    Unfortunately, with some customers insisting that 800 pixel wide screen resolutions must still be supported, and others posting massively wide images in their blog entries, there can now be no alternative but to move the sidebar to the left so that the main content does not overflow underneath it.

    Other problems with the sidebar on the right included the fact that the vBulletin text editor is a few pixels too wide for the layout at 800x600 when all of its buttons are shown and so the margin between the editor and the sidebar disappear with the sidebar located on the right.

    Anyway, it's done now. I hope you still like it. I just wanted to explain some of the reasons why it was necessary to move it.

    • Trevor Hannant
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      Prefer it on the left, has a more natural flow to it...

    • ---MAD---
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      I disagree. 800x600 users shouldn't be supported any more. That's like supporting IE5. Once people on 800x600 realise sites look better on 1024x768, they will switch .

    • Ohiosweetheart
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      sorry MAD but until my clients do make the switch, I'll still be designing with 800x600 in mind.
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