I was working on changing my updates page a little, making it so the list of updates is in two columns rather than one. This would be more economical in terms of the page space. So I took the updates I’m going to do for today and put them in a table like the table on my updates archive page. Unfortunately I discovered the following:
When I write my updates, I add them to the update list one at a time, as I do them. I don’t necessarily do them in alphabetical order, but I do list them in alphabetical order. With an ordinary list, it’s easy to just insert the link in between all the others; Melissa Espinoza between Nicole Ernst and Leanne Hausberg, etc. From my understanding of HTML, it’s not so easy with a table. You can’t just add a new cell to the middle, or it messes up the table. Instead you have to put a new cell on the end, then move all the links around to put your newest in its proper place. So, for today’s updates (at least as the list is so far), inserting Melissa’s link last would require having to copy-and-paste 15 other links into other cells. This, needless to say, would be an enormous pain-in-the-you-know-what.
So, it seems to me that my options are thus:
1. Do the enormous pain-in-the-you-know-what anyway.
2. Stop putting the links in alphabetical order and just add them at the end of the list/table.
3. Do nothing; keep the easier single-column list format.