". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trying Out a New Look

Can't decide if I like it. I was just getting a little tired of all that pink. I'm really not crazy about pink. I rarely wear it (red-headed complexion & all). My favorite colors are greens and browns--in fashion, I'm known as an "autumn." But I also like jewel tones--jade, deep blue and burgundy. It was the burgundy I liked about my previous template.

But I don't know . . . this one is just so . . . white.

Might be good for the next few months, though. It looks kind of snowy. And the brightness could be a blessing. With winter coming on, I need all the light I can get.


Elephantschild said...

Ummm, doesn't Blogger let you customize stuff a little bit?

You could change the background to an ivory, soft yellow, or pale grey.

Cheryl said...

EC, I notice you didn't come out with a hearty "I love it"!

Blogger lets you toggle between a few different color schemes for templates and lets you change colors for various elements like post titles, but I don't see an option for changing the background color. But maybe there's something I'm missing and the other blogger in the house (the younger one) can apply some of her techno-skills and help me out.

Elephantschild said...

But I do like it! I especially like the dark navy text on the white. I tend to favor clean, crisp themes over busy ones - and your previous theme was just fine as well.

It was you that said it's "just so.. white." And, it is.

I tend to prefer (and it's ONLY a preference, not a rule I've read anywhere) to have the main text area (it's called the "main background color" in Blogger's color settings) set off from the background somehow.

That doesn't mean I'm right! So for goodness sake, just ignore me, ok? :)

PMagness said...



(but a little tweaking might be ok)

BEST PART, IMHO: The way the Shakespeare quote now jumps out and grabs you. Now EVERYONE will know what "roundunvarnished" is!

Cheryl said...

EC, no way am I going to ignore you. I was angling for some input and I appreciate yours.

And to "LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT" man, thank you. :-) I agree--that's one thing I like about it, too. I'll keep working on the details. XXOO

Cheryl said...

One thing I don't like about this template is that the blog name is apparently not "live" (not a link). So you can't click on it to go back home if you've clicked on a specific post. :-(

Elephantschild said...

Title is a link for me, in Firefox.

IggyAntiochus said...

I am able to click on the blog name once I have navigated from the home page. I am using Firefox as well.

I like the new look. The pages load faster, too. It took a little extra time to load all that pink!