Friday, June 11, 2010

A Real New Coat of Paint

No sooner do I wish for more variety in Blogger's available templates than they create a new tool to do just that and stock it with quite a few fancy-looking options.  The result of my tinkering is before you, which for me is a feeling not unlike the experience of leaving the hairdresser's five minutes after getting a shorter-than-you-expected cut.  Good?  Bad?  Somewhere in between?

15 comments:

Tenelilli said...

I tried tinkering a while ago but unfortunately I had a picture on the top of the page which kept getting jumbled sizewise (width was reduced and height wasn't and such) so I got annoyed and (not without problems) returned to my previous layout. I am yet to try (in sooooome future) any tinkling again.

Your result is okay, I guess? Not that's helpful much but there.

Jonathan M said...

It's certainly... jolly :-)

Raz Greenberg said...

I'm not crazy about the colors or the pattern. I liked the new feature additions, but there was no real reason to change the look. The more serious look fits you very well :-)

Kate Nepveu said...

Well, it degrades gracefully when images are off, which is my default, which is more than I can say for many sites.

Alexander said...

I preferred the earlier format, agreeing with Raz that the more serious approach worked better. It's not bad though, and might work fine when I get used to it more.

Elissa said...

Well, I like it.

Kit said...

It looks like a Winnebago. Also orange and puce is never the right choice.

I recommend a hasty retreat to the previous theme.

Athena Andreadis said...

Too tiring to the eyes, way too much white space and it takes literally for ever to scroll.

Jonathan Walker said...

Literally for ever to scroll? A punishment for the 21st century Sisyphus.

Abigail Nussbaum said...

Well, since everyone seemed to hate the background I got rid of it (which should hopefully solve the scrolling problem as well). I'm amused, though, that I'm perceived as too serious for a colorful template...

Boutade said...

I like the new look, much easier to read.

Kit said...

That's much better, although kind of drab.

If the whole background was a solid, non-neon color, instead of stripey, that might work.

Athena Andreadis said...

A light olive background would look lovely, and very Mediterranean! It would also complement and soften the red lettering in the center blocks.

Anonymous said...

I like the colours and the title font. Unfortunately (late lurker is late), it doesn’t reflow terribly well on my n800. I don’t think blogger has a mobile style. Would you be willing to put more content in the atom feed?

Abigail Nussbaum said...

I changed the atom feed to extracts several years ago due to a problem with LJ syndication - the full post updates had created an atom file too large for LJ to handle and it stopped updating the syndication feed.

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