Though I didn't discuss it publicly, I've been struggling with a glitch in my new layout. I didn't want to mention it until I could figure out how to fix it. I didn't really "fix" it, per se, because I just discovered that it's not a true glitch.
You may have noticed I've been commenting rather frequently. At least, more than I usually do. The reason for this is because I was forced by my layout into a situation where I couldn't be lazy. Before, I'd always intended to go back to folks' entries and comment, but because I knew I could easily get back to the entry, I wouldn't do it right then. Later on, I'd end up not actually going back to comment.
In my new layout, for some unexplainable reason, the link to go back to earlier entries (in my case, 50 entries back) had vanished somewhere in my designing. I was completely stymied while working with the layout, and I couldn't figure it out anywhere. I asked for help, but no one knew the answer.
But I just stumbled upon the answer myself. I was explaining to Philip why I really have to keep on top of my flist right now, why I have to read several times a day - because I can't go back earlier to catch up at the end of the day. I was showing him the missing link at the bottom of the screen, hovering around where it *should* be.
AND IT SHOWED UP!
Smack me on the head, folks. I figured it out. Since I designed my links to be in this light cream color, they are a perfect match to my background (see links at the top of the layout). In their hover state, however, I designed them to be red text with a cream box surrounding them. The cream box doesn't show up, of course, but the FREAKING RED TEXT does!
Yay! My journal isn't broken! It isn't glitched! I'm just stupid!
I'll probably do something about the color of the footer links later on, but for now I'm just happy to have that function back. Oh, and I will try hard to continue commenting as much as I have been - I hope you all are enjoying it. :-)