Monday, November 23, 2009

Wishful Make-Upping

Well, it only took me four years to fuck with the HTML and dick around with Photoshop and make this blog look like Andie Walsh all dressed up for prom in something she sewed herself out of old car parts.

Anyway, this should hold me till I can get professionals to take a whack at it.

UPDATE: Tell me what you think in the lunchtime poll at right.
RE-UPDATE: Ok, fine, so y'all don't like it. I've removed the new header. Baby steps. I'm keeping the background, though—it's an original artwork by yours truly at age 4. And I hated all that white space...


  1. Anonymous11:57 AM

    hmmm. i like the spirit, but i really did like it before - more minimalistic... or is this one of the ironic try outs of the audience?

  2. No, I was just trying to give it more personality. Blogs these days look all fancy and mine was still just Blogger's standard Minima template. Too much too fast?

  3. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Hey, I guess I'm anonymous, too, or you can call me Andy.

    I like this in theory, but in practice it's a bit too busy. The minimalist approach was more esthetically pleasing. There's also a weird hesitation where the tiled background appears and then the white background with the text, etc. appears. It's a little startling. I'm not sure if it's because the white is so stark against the drawing (which I actually love). I'm not a big fan of tiling.

    I'd really like to get my hands on that image at the top and redo your banner. It's got possibilities, but it's not really there yet.

    Having said all that, would you like a sample of my insomnia-driven artwork to critique very harshly (trust me, it deserves harsh criticism)? It only seems fair to give you something to abuse me with after this critique.

    I love your blog, I love your HuffPo pieces. Thanks for keeping me entertained. And don't forget, no one likes change. We'll get over it... ;-)

  4. Hi Andy! Thanks for reading.

    I am working towards making the blog less minimalistic just because I'm bored with it. This particular set of changes is incredibly amateur and not permanent -- just a rough approximation of where I'd like to go eventually.

    But thanks for your feedback. I really do want to create a sit that looks more polished but doesn't drive people away... :)

  5. Wow, I feel like I really missed out on something special. I guess I'm reading this after you changed it back to the orginal template. I'm excited to see what you have planned--I'm sure it will be epic.

  6. Oh sad -- I really liked the header! I found it to be less distracting than the new background, artful though it may be.


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