Getting a Quart into a Pint Pot.

For those readers unfamiliar with the quaint old British system of volumetric measurement, the title really means “making the most of the available space, or volume”. In this case it is space I am concerned with, and in particular, the space on the screen of the display in front of you.

For those wishing to access older posts on this blog, it does seem a bit tedious to have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the “Older Posts” link, and to repeat that process until you have found the article you wish to read. Although there is already a set of links to “Archives” on the right-hand side of the page, there is no indication of what is in each of them, and finding what you want could still be a ‘hit and miss’ affair. And it is not a good idea to take up reams of space just to make navigation around the blog more simple, which is what would happen if I put a list of posts on it.

An alternative, a new page entitled “Post Finder” could help a little, in that you are able to directly select each item by title. It only requires a one-line entry on the main blog, which is very economic in terms of space, but no doubt has its own limitations. For example, no date will be shown for a particular post, and only the title with a direct link will be visible. You are then confronted with the possibility that the title may not be very explicit about the content of the post, or even may have very little to do with it at all – depending on how much it has been “bent” to make it sound interesting, (and admitted, in what sort of devious mood I happened to be at the time).

Nevertheless, it could be an improvement. What do you think?

Of course, the success of this new system does depend on me remembering to update it whenever I make a new post.

No promises, but I’ll do my best!

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