I’m fooling around with the design of my site some more. This time I’ve decided that I want to see how far I can push things just using styles. In other words, no layout modifications (i.e. site template changes) to the base Squarespace layout I’m using.
I believe I like this default style setup I’ve got now, primarily because of the larger font size which makes it much more easier to read. I realized this when I switched from my site’s previous style to view Dave Winer’s Scripting News site which has a larger font. I realized that some people may have a difficult time reading with my smaller font sizes, so I bumped them up. After I had finished the change, I actually preferred it much more to the previous font size.
Next step is adding "detailings" such as site header images and so forth. After I’m done, I think I’ll release the style as a download and also indicate how I achieved some of the "tricks" on the site. For example, I want to have a different header image for each area of the site and I’ve finally figured out how to do this now without having to modify your site’s templates. Again, I’ll reveal more of this later.
PS. Oh and I’ve also figured out how to create a "splash page" very easily in Squarespace. These aren’t really recommended nowadays but some people would still like them on their site. Again I’ll reveal this later.
Update: Justed started adding some of the different banner header images to the site. Again, no Squarespace site templates were modified to do this, just added a snippet of CSS code to each page. That’s it.