It is with great excitement that I unveil the new design for Civil War Memory. Thanks to Dino Latoga with E.Webscapes for his help with the design and format of the blog. He was very patient with me and I especially dig the banner he came up with, which captures many of the central themes on this site. I’ve also uploaded a Beta Version of WordPress 2.7. The final version is scheduled to be released any day now, but I wanted to check out the new interface and some of the new features. I am very excited about the threaded comments feature, which will allow you to respond directly to specific comments. Hopefully, this will allow for more extended discussions and make it easier for readers to follow various threads. Because this is a Beta version of 2.7 there may be a few glitches. Please let me know if there are any visual problems depending on your browser or any other problems you notice. We may make a few more changes over the next few days so your comments are very much appreciated.
Update: I decided to go with a single sidebar. One of the glitches I am dealing with is the inability to move the various elements in the sidebar. This has prevented me from including widgets such as Library Thing. These changes are forthcoming. Bob Pollock inquired into why Lee, rather than Grant, is stuck between Lincoln and Douglass. He’s probably right about that, and to be honest I didn’t give it much thought other than that I wanted Lee prominently featured on the banner.