My blog has been sporting a minimal look for a while; I'd say it was on purpose, but the truth is I just haven't taken the time to sit down and tackle learning the CSS. Here are a couple possible directions:
While both concepts remove the left rail and utilize the footer for links and information, this approach keeps an open white background for content.
For sharing, this concept uses the standard AddThis Toolbox and a labs project, the AddThis Sharebar.
This concept by my very talented coworker Jeff Wong takes a different tactic, framing each post within a darker background. It uses a similar approach for a footer.
For sharing, he has used custom icons and styling to create a custom AddThis Toolbox.
What do you think? Open or dark? Big sharing buttons or small? Would you use the Sharebar at the bottom of the page to search blog content and share? Would you take a completely different approach?
With the snow coming this weekend, I might even have some time to crack this open, so let me know what you think. As always, thanks for reading!