This post is not exactly about the environment, but about some unexpected pleasant change to the blog, in particular to this sticky post Environmental Cartoons. The environment cartoon is put there by curtesy of cartoonists Dan Wright and Dave Ponce of Rustle the Leaf and previously, when this blog was in the old (classic) Blogger account, the cartoon was small and the text hardly readable, and I have to put a suggestion to click on the cartoon to enlarge it so that the text become readable.
Bloggers who use the Google Blogger platform for their blogs will know that the old (classic) Blogger is being replaced by the New Blogger (formerly beta) and while Blogger was encouraging everyone to migrate to the New Blogger, there were many horror stories from those who migrated, like being unable to see their blogs in the Dashboard (the page from which you can select your blogs, publish a post, etc) and thus unable to access their blogs and edit or publish. I thus have much reservation about migrating my classic Blogger account to the New Blogger account. However, for reasons I do not know myself why, I eventually decided to migrate, and I must say it went smoothly, and took only minutes, unlike the horror stories of days in the Google Blogger Help group.
I have the choice of sticking to my classic Blogger template for this blog, but decided to migrate to the standard New Blogger template, then to Ramani's 3 column template. To my horror, I discovered that the environmental cartoon which used to be small was enlarged (and the text readable), but extended into the right sidebar (see screenshot below):
This was with the Opera browser. I didn't check, but I am reasonably sure that in the Internet Explorer browser, the right sidebar will be pushed to the bottom of the page. So I decided to revert to my previous old classic Blogger template (see Switching from Blogger beta back to Blogger classic).
On reverting to my previous old classic template, I discovered to my pleasant suprise that the environmental cartoon was enlarged, and that one need not click on the cartoon to be able to read the text.
UPDATE: 22 January 2007: There is still some lingering problem. The sidebar is now at the bottom of the page. This is with Thur's modified 3 column template. I migrated to the New Blogger template and immediately changed it to the Denim New Blogger template modified by Stavanger of Blogcrowd forum to 3 column. However, I have to change the width of the main and sidebars. See New Blogger template modified to 3 column by Stavanger. It is somewhere at the bottom of the post.