A weekend round-up post for all those small bits and pieces that aren't big enough to merit their own post, or don't quite fit into ATMac but are still interesting.
Firstly, I hope that you are enjoying the new site layout! I have become aware that it unfortunately triggers a bug in Internet Explorer that makes the left column abnormally narrow. Being a Mac user, I'm really not conversant in Internet Explorer quirks so I'm having trouble fixing it - if there's anybody out there who is good enough with CSS to figure out what's wrong, I'd greatly appreciate a hand! In the mean time, I apologise to those who are stuck with the improperly displayed page. I'll get it fixed as soon as humanly possible.
Secondly, we have a readership poll in progress:
I thought it would be interesting to find out why people are reading the blog and what your backgrounds are, I'd love it if everybody filled it in. If you have an idea for another poll we could run, please leave a comment.
MacWorld magazine recently ran a series on "Portable Office" style computing, and as a sidebar have an article on Travel Terrors. It's a series of stories about mishaps with equipment while travelling, and very amusing to read. There's some great additional stories in the comments after the article, too. Have you had any assistive technology mishaps that you laughed about afterwards?
I've had one comment from a reader who preferred the "old" layout with the full articles displayed one after the other. The good news is that something very similar is still available if you select the blog page and bookmark that. The articles displayed there are identical to those on the "regular" front page, just that the layout is more top-to-bottom full articles like a traditional blog. There's a link to the blog format at the top of each page on the website, if you ever want it.
I'd advise you to explore the other pages linked at the top of the site too - we have greatly enlarged the resources area, and the archives are much easier to access. Coming soon will be a simple way to display the archives by category, so you could pick all the articles aimed at Windows users, or those with hearing impairments, or developers, for example. Stay tuned for that.
Lastly somebody let me know that the graphic I've used as the header is not of great quality. It's only a minimally adjusted screen capture, but I don't have the skills to do it properly. Anybody be willing to work with me to produce a higher quality graphic for the header please leave a comment or contact me by other means.
That's all for now, thanks for reading.