Seriously, I may never publish this thing because 1) USO blows and 2) there's too much credit for the many features it offers to spread around - so much so, I'm trying to figure out how to re-publish it under two separate licenses at once (MIT and CC3.0 - anybody?) to finally give the guy known on my blog as 'Chinese dude' credit for all the sidebar work that he once upon a time didn't do for me.
Yeah, I rewrote his code way back when - to the point that it was just barely anybody's code anymore - but I'm not using that particular rewrite next time 'round because, as fellow Google script-writer James has pointed out, it doesn't handle links right. Which is actually sidebar-writing dude's fault (if it's anybody's - I think the fault is no one's but Google's), but whatever.
In short, I've moved signed-in links for GMail/ G+ users back into the navbar (there's no room to shove them anywhere else since I refuse to lay the page out like Google does, so), adjusted Google gear and related icons for the billionth time in two years, rewrote enough of the sidebar code, from scratch this time, to make the sidebar seem like my own again, fixed third column height for just the umpteenth time in two years (I was setting margin on the wrong element every damn time; think I got that figured out now, duh), deleted about 50 lines of now-useless code and took some screen caps. Ahhhh.
I'm too tired tonight to lay out what still needs to be done all that coherently but hey, I'll try. In short, I've got page flow hacks in my script for James' script but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep running his with mine for any public-facing offering so I need to get those hacks out should I go with something else for the navbar;
I need to do logo work again on pages that are not Google results or Image results - ETA, done; I need to figure out licensing, because I've got Matagus's, my own, and Chinese dude's stuff all rolled up in one script and Matagus's is not under MIT license, while mine is not under the CC3.0 license that Chinese dude's is (mine is under the same MIT licensing I inherited from the original author).
I need to learn how to write more of my CSS from scratch - and I think I need to do so before I try to learn JS. The licensing issues wouldn't even exist right now if I'd had the fucking ability to go, 'Oh look, I can move this thing Google did here over there and set it to position absolutely, color in some links - and bam, done!' But no, I couldn't think that far into it a year ago so here I am now trying to figure out how to run my own script with multiple licenses. The idiocy of it! Grrrrrrr.