Wednesday, June 08, 2011

WIP

I'm playing around with my blog design this week. What do you think of this present incarnation? Too busy?

I've found I really really like brown and green. :)

Edited to add: I removed the background photo and opted for gray. Hmmm.... better? Not sure. It's still a Work In Progress.

Edited again to add: Amazing what you can learn if you just click on the Help link and read the instructions. Not limited to the basic photo or a solid color for a background now. Textured backgrounds! Endless photo options! Oh, the possibilities! 

15 comments:

  1. The images do a good job of capturing what you write about--your brand.

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  2. Wow, Lynn, thanks. I have a brand? I have a BRAND? :)

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  3. The font for your posts is kinda weird. Some letters look bigger than others, particularly "b" and "u" and "d." It's very odd to read; gives the impression of the print going constantly in and out of focus.

    The design is nice and clean, though I do kind of miss the sofer tones of the old one.

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  4. Beth, and I was tired of all that beige! I'm near to agreeing with you about the font though. Another blog I contribute to uses it, and I like it there. Not as much here for whatever reason. I maybe go back to plain old Arial.

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  5. Hi Lori,

    I wish I had seen the background photo you are referring to. I like the photos displayed at the top - very warm, the green and the browns. The overall feel is not too busy, at all. I am not a fan of the solid plain gray though. Maybe a darker gray I'd like better? I just never thought browns and pale gray DO much. I don't know... perhaps it just takes some getting used to.

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  6. If it were different shades of gray, like wet pebbles on a shore, that I might like. :-)

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  7. Doree, I agree. I was trying to pick up the gray in the cabin roof. The photo was a busy forest scene that the template provides as the only background option save a solid color (and I tried many colors, but not suited as much as the gray). There must be a way to upload one's own photo though. If I can figure it out I'll give it a try. So sad to be so blogger inept!

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  8. Well look at that. I figured it out. :) Going to experiment with different textured backgrounds now. Oh boy oh boy!

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  9. Ok. Got a greenish, beigish textured background up at present. I like how this changes the transparent side bar to a warmer shade, rather than the chilly gray. I'll stick with this for a bit and see how it settles. :)

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  10. The background feels more green to me, than beige, at least on my screen. Haven't checked it on any other computer. I was so tired of beige. This is awful close, but just green enough to make it not quite so.

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  11. I like the textured look for the background. Try something more boldly textured, too, and see how that looks. I'm thinking stones or pebbles. Or... how about tree bark? The beige background you have up now looks beige on my screen. I am not seeing green. I still wouldn't discount the gray... but like I said, texture would be nice - it would give depth to the overall look and feel of your blog. Like the stones around cabin... or even the side of the cabin which has both rich shades of gray and bleached shades as well. That's just me. Have fun experimenting!

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  12. Doree, I tried pebbles first things Several variations of them. The side bar, you see, is transparent, so whatever is in the back ground shows through. The pebbles made it far too hard to read the text in the sidebar.

    I'm by no means done, just ran out of time for it today. Planning to try forest and wood textures too. The texture will have to be subtle though, because of the bleed through side bar.

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  13. LOL.I think it's nice and clean and calm. Understated but elegant and very suitable for a historical author. Love the quill and inkwell too. Can you imagine how long it would have taken to write anything what with having to dip your quill into the ink every thirty seconds? Talk about losing your train of thought!

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  14. Kav, not to mention having to clean the quill, and sharpen the quill, egads--pluck the quill off the goose you have to feed every day and hope you don't bring goose lice into the house. Angry goose. Mean, mean. So thankful for BIC ballpoints!

    Glad you like the present color scheme. I was going for something cleaner with the white. I've tried so many patterned backgrounds my head's in a spin, but they all make it far too busy and impossible to read the sidebar texts. Sticking with it as is, for now. Seems like it's time for a blog post with substance, anyway. ;)

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  15. I like the new colors and textured background. Very easy on the eye. And speaking of which, thank you, thank you, thank you for reverting back to a normal font. [g]

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