Friday, January 30, 2009

Redesign -- Stage 1 Complete (Or Is It?)

I am sorry to have such angst about a slight redesign for Blog Appetit, but the old Rounders 4 template has been an old, familiar face I have been hesitant to change. However, for a long while I've wanted a fresher look, an easier-to-read background for the posts and a more easily customized template (those rounders rounded corners were a bit limiting.)

Well, anyway, what you are seeing now is my version of Blogger's Denim template, only remade in Rounders 4 graphics and colors. Someday I hope to personalize it even further, but for now I just need to get comfortable with this before I move on.

Let me know your thoughts on the redesign and watch for revisions of Stage 1 and maybe even Stage 2 of the redesign with my own photos in the header, but I wouldn't advise holding your breath. These things tend to take me a while.


FJKramer said...

Eeeek. I don't know if I like it.
Even after all the testing on my test blog. Oh well. I'll live with it for awhile and then see what I think. Told you I had angst over this.

FJKramer said...

Since I first posted this I've tweaked the following:

horz. line between posts
changed the typeface
changed the order of stuff on the sidebar
think I'll clean up my profile a bit.

Liking it a bit better, but still doesn't feel like "home"

FJKramer said...

What did I do. I screwed up my header now!

FJKramer said...

fixed the header. somehow enlarging the font created a uber-border around the header. so small typeface for now. will experiment because I'd like it a bit bigger

FJKramer said...

Ok, back to larger font size and fixed header. experimenting with background color now -- yellow or pure white. time to let it alone for a bit

FJKramer said...

Looks a bit crappy on firefox, but while I love firefox I have an issue with typeface appearance on a lot of things with it

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Can never beat a re-design; I'm forever doing mine.

Brilynn said...

I like it! It's much clearer and easier to read.

Pink Sky said...

I like it, it's easier to read and looks very attractive. Good job!