Saturday, February 12, 2011

New look

Jessica and Brian came home for the weekend, and this morning, Jessica said, "lets jazz up your blog a little". That sounded like a good idea, so we started. Whew! Nothing is ever as easy as it first appears!

For whatever reason, the preview feature wasn't working, so as we experimented with different looks, we had to click apply each time, then go out and look at it. Some of the combinations were, shall we say, awful! And impossible to read. And each time, they were out there for the world to see. We looked at the stats afterwards, and sure enough, there were a few views while we were working on it. Uh-oh! So sorry if you happened to see the blog at one of the times when it was impossible to even read!

We found this background with the country lane in the templates. Ah, that certainly seems appropriate. I may use our own country lane as a background sometime, but I think we've done enough damage for one day! The lane shows up great on this monitor, I'm curious how much of it will show on my smaller monitor at the store. I'll find out Monday I guess. What do you think of the new look?

FOLLOW-UP
I'm seeing this now on my smaller monitor. So disappointed! On this one, I'm pretty much just seeing a white background, hardly any of the background with grass and a lane shows. So, if you can't see it either, try clicking your Ctrl key, along with the minus key. The middle will get smaller, and you'll see the lane. Since these small monitors are becoming scarce with everyone buying bigger, wider, flat screens, I'll just leave it the way it is. Sorry if you can't see the new look!

4 comments:

Jo said...

I like the new look much better - including the fact that the links don't disappear when I roll over them. :-) However, I don't really see a country lane. I see grass on each side and a little bit at the bottom, none at the top. FWIW, I'm on a wide screen set at 1366 x 768. You can control the max width of your main section to show more of the background if you want.

Barb said...

Interesting, we see lots of tall grass on the left, and a dirt lane/path on the right. We'll check it out on a couple other monitors in the next few days.

Jo said...

Eureka! It finally dawned on me what the difference is ... because the main section is liquid and resizes based on the font size, my default was pushing the lane out of vision. If I keep reducing the font size with the ctrl & minus keys, I see more and more of the right side to the point that I actually see a lane!

As font size is a user preference, I guess it will just depend on each person's setting whether or not they see the lane. Nevertheless, I like your new look much better ... with or without the lane!

Barb said...

Yep, that would do it! I clicked the ctrl & plus keys 4 times, and sure enough, the lane disappeared.
Mystery solved.

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