Thursday, 13 September 2007
New blog style musings
Designing/the creative impulse -- I've been tweaking around in the right hand column but, after a while, you reach a point (madness?) of no return and so ...
... I picked a new template entirely ('Snapshot') — Big plunge but hey ho ...
Doing it was a slightly naff experience as Blogger gives you 'preview' but in an unresizable window :/
And it does look different in reality.
Why - Apart from boredom, I became aware that the content width was too wide, twenty or more words across is harder to read. For me.
So this is easier to read but then there's the scrolling ... I think this still might be that bit too narrow, so may change that but my first attempt didnae work and my brain hurts. The actual Snapshot template needed changing as it's quite pink (not moi style).
The sidebar location also 'scans' better, it's less the 'lead' (in).
Also, new content column only just about holds default size YouTube videos but not MySpace ones (had to do a fix to get the Chasers one vaguely right) - but then Rupert M*****h's space is rather GLARING and BIG and LACKING in OPTIONS ...
Plus it's taking me a while to figure out how I've lost bolding in body text (in FF). Ideas?
But a quick squizz around the archives, old posts look OK except the odd table but nothing life threatening.
All good fun :/