I had a spare half-hour last night so decided to bite the bullet, implement a templating system (oddly, Textpattern – the CMS used for this site – does not have one as standard) and install a simple blogging style template.
I had a to make a few changes to support my particular configuration but that was relatively painless. I may well find some problems in due course.
Hopefully, this will be easier for some people to use, especially those using non-standards compliant browsers like Internet Explorer 6.
I will get around to adding some features and making things a little more sophisticated in due course. I find it somewhat stark and conventional compared to the previous look and feel but perhaps more useful for those not using RSS.
One advantage is that the comment feature is more obvious and easier to use although most still comment against the feeds or directly.