Adding sidebar to Ambiru theme

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    Oh, and remove the border bottom in #subscribe-blog also.



    Hi – We’re curious – what do you, from a design/lay-out perspective, think of the blog? Do you think there are things that need tweaking/adding?


    What is below is sort of picking nits really. Just little things.

    I would change the width under #nav to 730px so that the gap at the left and right match and also change the bottom padding there as well to something like 20px so that there is less of a gap between the navigation and the content/sidebar.

    #nav {
    width: 730px;
    padding-bottom: 20px;

    I would probably do this also so that your sticky posts have a bottom border line like the other posts.

    body#home .entry-1, .sticky, body {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #000000;

    I would probably add the following to space the submit button down away from the search box a little.

    #searchsubmit {
    margin-top: 10px;

    And maybe this which evens out the right side whitespace to the right of the sidebar with the left side of the content area.

    #sidebar {
    margin-right: 7px;

    One other thing. I would use the stick post feature for “special” type posts you want to stick at the top to highlight them, and I typically keep no more than 1 as a sticky, but 2 would be my limit otherwise they lose their “specialness” and just become another post. Right now you have 3 posts as stickies.

    I would also shy away from putting symbols into page or post titles such as the heart. Some browsers do not take kindly to symbols and can actually return 404 file not found errors.



    Thanks – very helpful just in terms of tidying.

    I don’t quite understand your penultimate paragraph though re. stickies? I don’t know what a sticky is…and not sure what you mean when you refer to our ‘special’ type posts?


    The posts with the grayish backgrounds have been set as sticky posts. That means they will forever be at the top of the posts display. All new posts (not set to sticky) would then go underneath the posts set as sticky.

    This support document will show you how to “unstick” the posts.

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