At first glance, nothing looks too different, right? But, scroll down just a bit, and what you find is a split-level approach to displaying the various gadgets/content housed here on Tribecards.
I think I am going to play with font sizes a little to help keep the focus on the main posts, but this is much more along the lines I was originally thinking.
Oh, I know, most of you could care less what I'm doing with the layout of my blog. I appreciate you putting up with my shenanigans anyway.
In order to come up with this, I looked at various layouts available online, and then hand-coded (and in some cases borrowed the skeleton code) a secondary site I created for the specific purpose of playing with layouts. The biggest advantage to having a 'development' site is that you can paste the code for your 'main' blog into the dev site, and though you lose the content, you retain all the 'pointers' to the real content. In English, that means once you have the layout like you want, you simply copy from the dev site and paste back into your live site and everything just 'works!'
For my next endeavor, I'm going to be playing with graphics and color schemes. But, that's for another day....