Sunday, August 01, 2010

Facelifts

We have a blog design facelift in progress, people. So it may look dorky for now. Blogger put out some new templates, with like a bazillion color choices, so we're going with this background for now, and the lovely Calliope is doing me up a masthead so it will look very fancy and stuff.

Except I am terrible at making decisions, and now I don't know if it looks weird, or awesome or whatever? I have no ability to do this computer stuff beyond typing and pressing obvious things like "post", although I have picked up a few minor things over the years. So thank God someone else is doing those bits.

Anyway. What do you think? We're going to keep fiddling. Any opinions? Ideas?

The reason I needed a new look, in case you are wondering, is because I am going to BlogHer again, and I want to be one of those fancy shmancy high end bloggers with business cards that match their blogs and their twitter backgrounds.

Words are good, but looks count in blogging. I guess. Who knew? I think in 4 years I have only seen one blog so ugly I had to click away. Most were lovely, but it didn't matter to me much. I've seen lots of professional company websites that were hideously ugly and non-functional, but really, only one blog. And that person changed their blog. So there.

So my boring blog will be getting tweaked. Continously. Keep clicking back and see if anything is different.

25 comments:

  1. So far so good, and if it makes you post more then so much the better :)

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  2. Yeah, I like it. Clean, but distinctive.

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  3. I like it...the blue swirls are soothing.

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  4. I hate the way the blue arc on the right stays put when everything scrolls over it. And what's the arc anyway? It reminds me a of a picture of an embryo.

    Sorry for the negativity - but you asked!

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  5. oh heck, first comment got lost,

    the swirl is some random background i found that can change. i was trying for something non-specific. Hmmm, never thought of it as an embryo!

    The scroll part is part of the template. Would it bug you if if scrolled, but not on the swirl, maybe something else?

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  6. doh!
    now ALL I can see is an embryo. weird.

    I'm all up in photoshop right now. more updates soon!

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  7. Very nice!

    Perhaps you could try a bit of transparancy in the background of the post area.
    That way the arc would show all over the page.
    Of course, that could make half the browsers of your visitors implode. You expert knows probably.

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  8. I like it but it's a bit bland. I think you have a bigger personality than this colour choice and design indicate. I am not in favour of loud and garish, but think you could push the boat out a little more.

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  9. 大肚能容,了卻人間多少事,滿腔歡喜,笑開天下古今愁。..................................................

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  10. I'm just glad to see you blogging again. : ) But I'll look forward to seeing what Calliope comes up with!

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  11. 先將一個人的生活過好,才有能力過好兩個人的生活................................................

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  12. Glad to see you back, too! No matter what it looks like here. Blue is always soothing, but I think the swirl is very distracting when I am scrolling down and looking at the sidebar.
    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on BlogHer!

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  13. love the facelift! missed your posts.

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  14. Nice to meet you! I just *met you* on twitter and I'm thrilled to have found your blog!

    Jessa xx

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  15. 傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心..................................................................

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  16. I like it, but I kind of miss the old Aurelia. . . I guess I have trouble with change.

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