grid-area for the main areas of the site (header, nav, article, footer, and what is now an aside tag, though I'm not sure that's the semantically appropriate tag) and then layed them out how I wanted them, but I keep having issues getting the one row to size to the height of the aside, rather than the article area, which spanned two rows. There was a lot of just trying various values for
grid-template-rows in both Chrome and Firefox to see what worked.
One of the nicest things about the grid is how easy it was to adjust the layout for smaller screens, by shifting around the grid areas. Tons easier than any other method to move the nav and aside next to each other and between the header and article. I should share some code.
I also messed a bit with svg to add a little decoration to the header that works with the notebook paper theme I was riffing off of. My app at work uses very few images, mostly just icon fonts, so I have also not had much chance to work with svg. I'm still a little unsure about the resizing and aspect ratio elements, but by putting my svg into its own file and loading it via an img tag, that seemed to work. Nothing fancy, but, I've never really gone for fancy in web design. I do feel like I should finally read my web typography book and see what I can do about making the type as nice as possible.
Finished another James Tiptree Jr. story last night called "With Delicate Mad Hands", one of the longer ones in the collection I am reading. It starts out interesting and rather brutal about a woman who was born with a messed up, upturned nose (such that she is insultingly called "Pig") and who becomes a hyper-competent space worker. Yet she is insulted and abused and finally legally allowed to fly a ship, but denied by her current captain. He rapes her and she kills him and steals their ship. The narrative questions her sanity as she follows this feeling or thought about a distant world with a voice she has heard in the back of her head for years and years. When, flying into the emptiness of space, unsure if she will just die when her air runs out, she finds a planet and then aliens, the story starts to lose momentum. I struggled through too long passages describing the aliens and the planet and... It is a story that really needed some cutting at the end to tighten it up and stay focused on the theme.