Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Guess What I Did?

Guess what I spent all day yesterday doing? (Have I mentioned I hate HTML?) Yup, I changed the look of my blog and website.

Why, do you ask? Well, when you've been hit upside the head with what my friends call "The Mackerel of Truth" you need to take a good, hard look at how you can fix things. And just about every poll and blog out there claims that people prefer dark text on a lighter background. Some have even said that they'll see the dark background/light text and immediately leave the website.

Not exactly what I want to hear, but it is that stinky mackerel and I have to listen.

Small problem: I'm so not changing my "logo" (the eyes, love the eyes!), which means that the background MUST remain black or it looks kinda... dorky. I took a look at some other blogs and websites, and decided that a compromise was in order: starry background and header with gray text boxes, the color pulled from the "clouds and moon" image you'll see on the website. Voila! A new look, and still well within the "Dance with an alpha in the pale moonlight..." theme I'm trying to go for.

I'm not sure if it meets with what the people want to see, but the text is now dark on a lighter background. Let me know what you think; I'm still willing to adjust things if people really hate it.

P.S.: Six days to RT AND Steel Beauty!


molli said...

oh yes, that is MUCH easier for me to read. :) Thank you for fileting the mackerel!

Rhonda said...

Dana, you did a great job on both!

Dana Marie Bell said...

Oh good. I wasn't certain the gray background was light enough, but it's still dark enough that I can work with it even with a migraine. :)

molli said...

so I'm not the only on who has to have a darker background when migraining...good to know!

Anonymous said...

Looks great!
I'm with you on the migraines. I've been known to where my sunglasses while on the computer to help.
See you at RT!

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