Tuesday, January 23, 2007

And I'm passing the savings on to you

After nearly 14 or so months of blogging I felt it was time for a new look and feel, hence the new blog template and layout you see here now.

The old one seemed a bit stale, and more practically it often seemed to be difficult to read and slow to load. Trimming down the sidebar didn't seem to help, watching it load it seemed like more of a template issue than a sidebar issue.

Therefore, time for a change. I think this new look is a lot cleaner and easier to read, hopefully you'll agree. As always, comments and suggestions appreciated.

P.S. Now with a larger default font size.

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12 comments:

Ed King said...

Nice.

Darrell said...

Vastly improved.

I was having problems with the actual blog posting appearing at the bottom of the sidebar.

nic said...

Thank you! I was also having difficulty reading your old site. nic

Dan said...

Looks good Jeff!

petroom said...

I dunno, doesn't catch me either way. The other one was a bit classier. Your Picture at the top still looks cheap.

grace said...

Your font could be a little bigger, or maybe bolder. Seems to meld in to the background of the post.

Or I'm getting old.

No, it's the font.

But the template and look are better than before.

I change my template on average a couple of times a year but that has more to do with my commitment issues and how bored I get rather easily of things staying the same.

Cheers.

JimBobby said...

Whooee! I like it. You an' me an' BigCityLib are all on teh selfsame template. I hope our millions o' readers don't get confoozled.

JimBobby

WestmountLiberal said...

Great change! The scrolling down was a problem.

James Curran said...

Now if we can only get Plawiuk to change his too.

Did you lose any links or archives when you switched?


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A View From The Left said...

It certainly loads better then the old one. I'm not crazy about the colour scheme though, for some reason the grey and white combination bothers my eyes.

Ti-Guy said...

I like it.

...and it's not grey, it's taupe, isn't it?

A BCer in Toronto said...

Your Picture at the top still looks cheap.

You'll need to take that one up with my parents I'm afraid...

Your font could be a little bigger, or maybe bolder.

The old posts do look tiny now in this new template. I don't know how to fiddle with the template to change it in the settings, but for this post I used a larger font size while writing the post. Won't change the past posts, but future ones should be better.

Now if we can only get Plawiuk to change his too.

Please James, don't tell me it was reaching Eugene-like levels of slowness! :)

Did you lose any links or archives when you switched?

No archives but I did have to replicate all the things I'd added to the base template, like the header, links, aggregators, and so on.

it's taupe, isn't it?

Not sure, I'll take your word for it. It doesn't look quite grey though.

And I think it's eggshell Miranda, not white... :)