Back in September 2009 I moved trivia from its original home on a cheap shared web hosting platform to one of my first VMs at Bytemark. However, in that move I left the design relatively untouched. (Having sat through more than my fair share of tedious powerpoint presentations I’m a firm believer in the power of content over bling). That said, trivia was overdue for an update so I have taken the opportunity of a move to another new VM (again hosted at Bytemark, but on their whizzy new platform called BigV) to change trivia’s theme.
One of the major limitations of the old theme was the loss of all sidebar navigation options when moving away from the home page. This meant that anyone arriving at a trivia page from a link elsewhere would have no sense of the (ahem) full depth or range of content available here. The new theme solves that problem and also allows me a to add just a little more bling. I think I’ve been relatively restrained, though I particularly like the scrolling random selection of old posts across the top of the new home page. I may play around with some of the minor options available in the new theme, but the overall layout is likely to stay broadly as you now see it.
Let me know what you think.