Thinking about a New Layout

14 Mar 2024 | ~1 minute read

I've been thinking about making some changes to the layout of this site, but I'm on the fence. What do you think of these mockups?

I like the menu that I use on this site, but it does take a lot of space up, especially on mobile. So I've been ruminating on what I can do to improve things.

Then I had a bit of an epiphany...generally speaking, screens these days have much more horizontal space than vertical space. So why not make use of that?

I started having a think and threw together these mockups that effectively convert current site's header to a sidebar:

New layout mockup (homepage)
New layout mockup (example post)

The problem here would be that I'd need to change the layout on mobile, as they obviously have very little horizontal space. I'd probably switch to a hamburger menu for mobile, but implementing one that doesn't use JavaScript can be a bit "hacky".

So what do we think, folks? Is a sidebar weird? Is it a good idea? Or do you have any better ideas? Please let me know by using the reply button below.

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