Update: Problem solved. After some consultation from an outside adjudicator, Mike wins the prize for his copy-and-paste-perfect solution although Peter’s solution from a few minutes earlier might work if I fiddled with it. Mike: send me your address, and then start waiting by your mailbox for the prize.
In addition to public accolade here, I will personally send a real (i.e., tangible, nonvirtual) and quirky prize worth at least $10 to whoever can successfully solve the problem of making Scatterplot’s sidebar wider. Be sure to read clues in the comments to my earlier post before proposing a solution. The CSS for Scatterplot can be viewed here (HT: mbader). Anyone is eligible; please alert anyone you think has sufficient geek-chops for this challenge.
(Aside: should that be whoever or whomever above? Where’s Eszter when you need her?)
Two simple rules:1. I am the absolute and final judge of whether it counts as a solution, but I promise I will act in good faith.
2. I want the sidebar wider while still appearing parallel to and on the left side of the posts. In other words, I want a solution that preserves all other design features of this blog, except that the sidebar is wider.