I have a minor design dilemma with this site. I’d really like to have a sidebar. You know, the type of typical sidebar you see on many blogs that includes things like daily links, “what’s playing in iTunes”, blogroll — that kind of crap.
The problem is that I don’t know where to put it. I really like this site’s design and I don’t want to tear it apart. I like the thick vertical bars of color, and while thinning them or removing them altogether would make room for a sidebar, it would also significantly decrease the impact this site has visually. I’ve considered making the main container DIV wider, but it’s already pretty wide. Obviously the easiest thing would be to lose the scrolling DIV layout of this site and use the space below the navigation menu for a sidebar (Jon Hicks does this). However, I don’t think I’m quite prepared to get rid of the “framed” design.
I guess the best thought I have so far is to move the navigation and nameplate to a horizontal bar across the top and use the left-most column for a sidebar. I might give that a shot.
I’m open to suggestions — anyone?