Saturday, July 21, 2012

miss_teerious version 2.0

This post was long overdue!

As most of you already know by now, I gave my blog a complete make-over in May end this year. Did away with the old blogger lighthouse template, moved the sidebar to the right, and came back online with a brand new header and menu bar!

Then for several days after that, I went into minor depression! Shed some tears initially, howled for a while too, but Dad seemed to find that too amusing. So I finally just settled for "wandering about the house like a zombie"... because my blog no longer felt like "home"!

Eventually, I decided to play a bit with the CSS - added my "signature" touch (colors and images) to some of the blog elements, and made this space warm & cozy again.



I quite like this new look now. It is as uncluttered as before, but much faster. Maybe left-sidebar blogs take longer to load than the right-sidebar ones... I'm not sure. Anyway, having the sidebar on the right does feel more natural, being a right-handed person and having the mouse on the right of the keyboard.

The menu bar also seems more organized now, giving an easier access to my blog content. When you're close to 600 posts, it becomes an important design consideration to give maximum possible visibility to the best of your archived content, along with your new content. That's why I've added the new pages for About, Potpourri & Twitter etc. Do check them out.

Some minor changes to the post header and footer as well, and the author comment highlights are styled differently now. More recently, I've added the live stream from my craft blog (KraftyFingers) to the sidebar here.

Oh by the way, that old pumpkin lighthouse is still here... it's just been moved to the bottom of the blog now!

Well you didn't actually think I was going to get rid of that, did you?

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4 comments:

Psych Babbler™ said...

I am always impressed by people who can play around with the CSS to this degree...I must admit though I am still not used to blogs with the dynamic views.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Yeah i like CSS... though I haven't done any formal training in it. As for the blogger dynamic views, I have tried them on a testblog, but I don't much like them.

Roshmi Sinha said...

Nice! Krafty fingers indeed :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Ha ha! Thanks, Roshmi! :)

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