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Monday, December 7, 2009

Filthy note

Okay, I've got a new template up.  Basically I was having major coding issues with the previous one, so I've simplified the look here.

Hopefully this change makes it easier for me to post (especially since with the previous template I was spending more time trying to override default settings, especially in regards to text color).  And hopefully it makes it easier on the eyes.  I want my readership to have comfortable access to this blog without adding to the risk of eye fatigue.

I am open to hearing any feedback, either in the comments or by email, but unless you have major concerns just know I probably won't change anything.  I'm really sick of fixing html codes, particularly because I'm not very good at it.  As long as "o filthy grandeur!" looks decent and serves its basic function to hold my rants, I'm happy.

Update: Okay, so I scrapped the yellowy background for a simpler (and hopefully easy on the eyes) white background with flowers.  The flowers will be referred to as "evil" to continue to appease Mr. Baudelaire.

10 comments:

macon d said...

Much better! And yeah, to be honest, I'm part colorblind (literally, that is!), but the old colors still bothered this reader.

Only possible change I'd suggest -- make the fatter column on the left even a bit fatter?

FilthyGrandeur said...

i am glad it works better for you. i'll tweak the numbers to widen the main column too. anything for you macon ;)

Icca said...

I have sensory issues and it the new background color huts my eyes :(

FilthyGrandeur said...

thanks for letting me know Icca. is there anything specific about it to change? because before it was black and orange and i was told that was difficult to read. so i'm not sure how to go about fixing this without knowing more...plus i'm not very smart when it comes to html.

Icca said...

I'm not sure what specifically would work, and still be contrasting enough for other readers. It's the yellow that bothers me. (yellows and light greens are a problem -- could you do a light blue?)

I can work around it by copying the text and pasting into another file which is what I did for your article about Target. Ideally I wouldn't have to do that, of course, but it's not impossible :)

FilthyGrandeur said...

what about grays and browns? (i'm only asking so i can search through templates and see which ones i'm capable of fixing up, and having a few to choose from would help me out). plus i don't know how good baudelaire's head will look against certain shades of blue :)

Icca said...

Grays and browns are good for me, too! And this white is much much better. I can read your blog posts again! :)

As I said it's really yellows and lighter shades of green that get me.

Thanks so much for taking it into consideration and changing the background!

FilthyGrandeur said...

it's not a problem. i want this blog to be as accessible as possible--it doesn't do me any good if i'm the only one that can read it ;)

Craig Brimm said...

I like it! looks great.

playing with code on these templates drive me batty. well, I was already past batty to start, but these templates don't help.

FilthyGrandeur said...

yeah, i wish i was motivated enough to learn how to make my own, but the most i can manage is tweaking with existing code.