I did a minor blog re-design the other day.
Some cosmetic font tweaks and removal of a lot of the sidebar content.
I also added a left-hand sidebar (previously there was only one on the right).
They’re great but have one fundamental flaw – if Flickr or Twitter are down then they don’t work.
So, I’ve decided to adopt a more robust approach.
I’ve been pulling in links from my del.icio.us account to make a linkblog for a while so will follow a similar approach for Flickr and Twitter.
This post explains the theory behind it – the only new thing was the XSL stylesheets I used.
The Flickr stylesheet is fairly straightforward, it uses some CSS styles (below) to display the photos in two columns.
Anyway, feel free to grab them for your own usage – leave feedback about them in the comments below.