Backup of David's Livejournal

Redesign Abandoned

I've been getting tired of the dark outline around the panels on my blog, and have been toying around with a redesign. I want something more sophisticated, but my own.

I still like the idea of a very subtle shadow at the bottom right, and I like the idea of the panels/columns distinguished by body color, not border color.

So, I doodle.
And I learn once again, why I tend to make the back-ends and engines, and leave the UI up to people who can do it.

The blog redesign is not terrible, just not better enough to warrant doing it. Maybe I'll think of something eventually. (And I'm open to suggestions.)


 halophoenix on Aug 23rd 2006 at 1:02 AM
I like the template changes you made though, they retain that clean look but get rid of the outline! Is it a similar theme you want, just without the outline, or is it time to start shopping around wordpress themes?

 dblume on Aug 23rd 2006 at 1:14 AM
Shopping is always fun! But what I want right now is a similar, cleaner look. I like that I brought the sidebar and main column next to each other in the redesign. But I need just a little more contrast for the articles. I'm thinking that I might draw a border around the body of the article in the same color as the background to the title. (Which is ever so subtly changed.) If I change themes, I'd have a hard time resisting the sexy ajaxy goodness of k2 for my base template.