I just can’t seem to be satisfied with the look and feel of this blog, but I think that this may be it. It’s required a boatload of tweaking and there’s still a wart or two – it’s new, but there are real possibilities.
I’ll be adding an image gallery this week – I hope and additional content to make this a place every magician will want to visit. I loathe web sites that are always posting big plans and never delivering – that won’t happen here.
5 thoughts on “Again, A New Template”
I’ve never seen a blog laid out like a newspaper before. It looks wicked. I’m actually rather angry that I didn’t think of it first.
The only thing I’d suggest is to keep the background colour of the articles and the banner white, and find some way to fill that whitespace near the banner up top (apologies for the nerdness, I used to do layout for a newspaper). Otherwise, it’s a really impressive format. Nice job.
I like your suggestions. I’ll be tweaking as the week goes on.
I’ll be interested in your input.
It’s looking much better, and it already looked pretty good. Damn it I’m jealous I didn’t think of this first. The sectioning lines are nice. Does your layout software allow vertical lines between columns? I wonder how that would look…
Ok… further ideas…
In terms of pure aesthetics, I think all that’s left is to look at the colour scheme and figure out if you’re happy with it. For instance, right now you’ve got bright blue and bright red competing with each other. If this works for you, then keep it. I’d personally tweak it to make one of the colours less loud (for instance, change one of the two to Maroon or perhaps even black) but that’s just my own taste.
In terms of ergonomics, the navigability of the front page is a little tricky. Your most recent stories are a little bit difficult to find. Is this one of the things you’re working on?
Where did you get the pictures of the girls???
A friend of mine had a “collection” he called “outrageous forms”. I thought they were fun – no nudity etc. Strictly PG-13.
It’s better than looking at a bunch of ugly magicians for sure.