I have found myself with a small window of downtime between projects and have decided to take this opportunity to do a little site renovation … and maybe do some work on my other sites, too.

First off, I have reversed the columns on this site. It’s more a Hillary-Everest idea than anything else; I wanted to see what it would look like … I may switch back. Given that I am using my own personal child theme “Cais” of my Shades theme I am only following the advice I give to all people wanting to change around the theme they are using. I have written about this at BuyNowShop.com, follow this link to read the article from July 2009.

As a child theme, I have also changed the column widths and moved the sidebar search function into the widget area of the theme … although that may not be easily discerned as I am also using a collection of widgets in the sidebar to provide a working example of the BNS Chess.com Badge widget I created.

I will likely tweak and tune this child theme more … feel free to leave your comments on the new look.