I finally have the bones of my new design. It’ll be a 3-column layout, 960px wide. Spent so much time fiddling with the widths, and then it hit me: all I had to do was take a clue from the 960 grid system and let column widths be fractions of the total width. Easy-peasy. After a bit of experimentation I settled on a 5-column grid, with the left and right sidebar each taking up one column, and the main content section taking up three. The main page will be built on a four-column layout, and will feature a bit more than just a list of recent posts.
And you know, there’s something deeply There’s something deeply satisfying about these proportions. Something clean and orderly. Ancient Greeks (as I understand it) dabbled in numerology, getting all mystical about numbers like the Golden Ratio even as they practised solid mathematics. I can understand that a little better now.
Now comes the hard part: fleshing it all out. But I’m working on that.
In other news, the Team Vancouver is coming along. I had some good breakthroughs in the last week, but I’m one step behind my own site. Instead of seeing everything coming together, I’m at the stage of breaking everything down, trying to forget the present design. It’s all right, though, that’s another kind of satisfaction, to ignore what is, and start seeing the possibilities…
Out of chaos, I bring order. Out of order, I create chaos. To everything, there is a season.