Oh my goodness....I spent FAR too much time tinkering with my blog today - and I am sure that it is barely noticeable.
I felt that my blog sidebar was getting too crowded - so nearly two hours was spent learning how to adapt the html code to include a right and left sidebar. After doing that - I felt that the blog still looked crowded.....so I decided to investigate the possibility of adding tabs to the header. After another two hours I decided that it was impossible (or at least for me), but I also decided that there is more than one way to skin a cat. SO....I learned how to add a widget function to the header - and decided to use links to separate pages for challenges, blog awards, and blogs that I follow. It is not perfect, but I do think it creates a "less cluttered" luck on the home page.
The header has bothered me since I set it up with the picture of books. I did not like having the writing on top of the picture, but I couldn't figure out how to place the lettering into the empty colored space. Finally, after another 90 minutes or so, I learned html well enough to modify right and left margins for header descriptions. Again, it is not perfect, but I do think it looks nicer than it did before.
Was it worth the more than 5 hours I spent on it? Absolutely not .... but I do feel that I learned more about blog templates, which will probably come in handy again.
I need to properly acknowledge the following websites that provided me with invaluable directions to help me achieve my meager results today:
3 column website
Header: picture to left and title to right