15 thoughts on “New Design for 2010

  1. Personally, I don’t like the minimalist concept. Some sites get carried away with ads and such, but the sidebars also have useful information that the reader can use, like navigation through categories and tags, recent or popular posts, blogrolls (I am constantly discovering new sites through other blogrolls) etc…

    I also don’t like a site to be so narrow, seems to make it harder to read for me. I understand the need for this for mobile browsers, but there are plugins available now to make a site mobile optimized (i am still testing a few).

    Of course, this is just my opinion, and it won’t stop me from returning here ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I appreciate your critique Keith. Personally I never use categories and tags on my blogs since I prefer to create my own collections such as the page about niche sites but I agree with you that blogrolls, recent- and popular posts are a good idea to show. Do you think it would be possible to add those in the footer or do I need a sidebar?

      I’m looking forward to seeing more of you and I actually ended up subscribing for your blog thanks to your comments.

      • I hadn’t thought of that Stefan, actually that is a great idea to put extra information in the footer, that way you keep the disign simple and not take away from the content. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I Support This Step Taken by You. Infact I used the same thing for 5 Months. user get nothing but the Content.
    But, You Need atleast one sidebar.

  3. hi ,Stefan this is my first comment in your blog, happy to do so.
    This Design is also good but when you provide blog archive in the top links it may be helpful to first time visitors.

    If you can provide better navigation even with this design it may look awesome.I think you were the first who choose only the posts to show in a blog.

    Sorry for out of topic
    can you spare a second to visit my little post on “success”

    • I used to have an archive-link but I felt it was a bit difficult to find good posts since it’s only a long list. Now I divide them into sections and list all of my sections under the about me page. I’m currently testing different methods to add a simple sidebar.

  4. I like this slim look very much when I first saw it on a blog some weeks back.

    It’s good to see that your blog has also become ads free which is slowly becoming a trend.

    • It will most certainly not be add free forever since I need to make a living of what I do but it feels great to have a add free site for a while. Hopefully I will come up with an idea to make money without showing to many ads.

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