Fri Jan 12th, 2007 at 06:21:15 AM EST
This started as a comment but I began to ramble ...
As part of an interface redesign during the site move - coming soon to a server rather nearer you - I'd like to make the thing more consistent.
I'd like a consistent right-hand bar through-out the site (for ease of use), a front-page on a dKos type layout except with something more useful than ads in the second column (I'm thinking headlines from other related sites, user configurable to some extent) and a move of that bloody logo to somewhere it doesn't just complicate the bloody design. (sigh)
The logic here is that it would be nice to display the headlines from related sites - Oil Drum Europe, the putative ThatBritBlog, other language blogs related to ET
a) in a box that always shows the top ten headlines from the "network".
b) in boxes that show the top ten headlines from each blog in the "network". Users could configure which of these showed up.
I feel that this is one way of increasing ET's reach and influence: alliances with like-minded people rather than trying to build a single huge blog "like dKos" which I don't think is even possible in the European situation.
The consistent right-hand column is just for ease of use - the various boxes seem to hop all around the place depending on what page you're on.