Sunday, August 21, 2005

New Look

I've been tweaking the template a bit, trying to find something easier to read than the light text/dark background. When I started this blog, I liked the simplicity of this template's layout--and honestly, I just didn't realize how hard on the eyes it was going to be.

Let me know if you hate the changes too much.

Or if you like the changes, for that matter.

Everyone in the world knows more about CSS and html, than I do. I've come to terms with that--heh, and I still have lots of fun mucking about. I'll try not to lose the entire thing somewhere in the ether.

Thanks for your patience.

16 comments:

Mac said...

Oh dear...some, urm, strange things seem to have happened with the font colors.

I'm off to muck about some more.

Mac said...

I might hate this font.

Also, I wonder what I have to twiddle with to stop the title from turning that particularly hideous lime-green, on the comments page, when I hover, prior to clicking the title to return to the front page.
Gah!

Lisa Spangenberg said...

Look in your template for theses bits (your colors will be different)

a:visited {
color: #666666;
}
a:active{
color: red;
}
a:hover {
color: red;

Kira said...

The black text on gray is easier to read. I think it looks good...

I think the title color is an option in the blogger stylesheet. How to tweak it, though, is another story.

Tish Grier said...

Hi Mac...

Great changes! The "easier to read" commments I, too, received were what promted me to change things on my blog recently...I turned them over to a friend to do though. She seems to be able to do them in her sleep.

Dawno said...

I like it! At least you can do something about the template of your blog. I'm stuck with what I have until my SO figures out how to change it. We have our own domain and he hosts my blog on it rather than me using blogger, etc.

Lisa Spangenberg said...

Dawno it's pretty easy to change the CSS style sheet in Movable Type as well--and you can use blogger on your own domain if you wish (I do just that, as well as using MT).

Jill said...

Mac - I like it. And I promise, I know way less than you about...what do you call the language you have to use to manipulate the way the blog looks? :-)

Lori said...

I like the black text on a light background better than the white text on the dark background, but, to be the dissenting opinion, the site looks a little washed out to me. I think this may be due not to the shades/tint chosen but the brightness factor of the background. It seems to have a slight afterimage glow to my eyes when I change tabs to look at another site.

Lori said...

Or maybe it's all the gray-on-grays. I don't know. Ignore me.

Dawno said...

Lisa, thanks, I'm sure it is easy to do the changes but the SO won't let me at the dang thing (he won't tell me the path) so I have to wait for him to decide he wants to play with it for me. *grr*

I'm waiting for the Star Trek world where you just tell the computer what you want in plain English and things happen.

Natalia said...

WOW I am having a cheese moved moment..holy changes batman. I am so trying to get my head around CSS but my brain seems to be occupied with other stuff and the knowledge cannot get in... ick

-N

Jen said...

Often, with magnifiers and such, I use reverse-polarity to make some things easier to read, so the white-on-black didn't make a difference to me. I like the look of the black on gray, though. It looks nice.

Geez... I need to update my blog and now you've got me thinking about color/template/format changes too.

Mac said...

Here's the thing, Jen--I think it probably bothered me more than anyone else. No one complained about it--and it doesn't really bother me to read other people's blogs with light text on a dark background. I think your blog and Kira's are both very attractive.

On my own pages, though, as I've been spending more time here--it was starting to give me a headache.

Jen said...

Changing the blog for your own interest/preference is actually the best reason to do it, IMO. I've had the itch to change layouts, colors, etc., for a while but confined it to my LiveJournal which is an everyday stupid stuff kind of blog and the one here is more ... focused.

I may give in to the itch depending on how today goes. *s*

Ray said...

To be honest, I think the gray is a little bland. It's certainly easier to read. I really liked the blue background, but I can see how white on blue could be hard to read...