Friday, March 9, 2012

New Layout!

Were you surprised by the page this morning?

After nearly three years I changed the template for the first time ever.

I liked the old template, but I was unable to add "share" buttons at the bottom and that was really aggravating.  I would go to the edit section in layout and it would show that they were "there" at the bottom of each post, but they wouldn't actually come up.  I change the template and voila, they appear.

I nearly went for the pink template, which I do really like, but thought it might be a little too pink.  I tried out the purple too, for Lent, but it just looked kind of blah, and some of the side bar items weren't showing up with the grey font color.

Besides I'm a sucker for dandelions.  Ask my parents.  They likely remember me going out and trying to convince my dad not to eliminate the hundreds that would grow in our driveway with a weed whacker.

I'd been thinking about doing this for a while, but apparently it takes me six to eight months to make a decision about changing the layout of my blog.

I hope you like it!

And on a totally random, unrelated note, is Gmail not working for anyone else?  Mine shows up, shows I have emails, but won't let me click on ANYTHING.  It's been doing it since last night and is rather frustrating.  I was wondering if it was just me, or if it's gmail in general at the moment.


  1. Much easier on the eyes, in my opinion. You might want to widen the main text area, some of your old pictures are spilling out into the side bar. If you go to Template Designer ---> Adjust widths it will have a sliding scale to adjust it. But if it doesn't bother you, it doesn't bother me.

  2. I like this just the way it is. Very nice, pleasantly contemporary, and oddly suitable. Well chosen!

    With regard to Gmail, mine's been working, but I use it through Outlook, so it's possible that the Gmail web client is down.

  3. Oh, and with respect to what the Baron is saying, I agree to a degree, but I am using a wide-screen format monitor, so I find the text block to be perfectly reasonable... it's about the width of a page at 100% magnification in Microsoft Word, for me.

  4. I think it's working better now because I followed the Baron's instructions (thank you!) and made the margin narrower! I was kind of annoyed that all the other templates made my pictures overlap the edges, so I'm glad to know how to change it! And I'm glad all the feedback I've gotten (on and offline!) has been positive!

  5. I love the new layout and template! Looks great!

  6. I read your blog in my Google Reader so I don't know what the other template looked like, so I clicked over to check this one out. It is very nice. :)

    God Bless.


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