Thursday, June 3, 2010

How's the new look?



Hi all! It's been a long time since I've designed a web site. And, my blogs are pretty ordinary, needing some custom flare. Today, I was taking a break, and began dabblin' with the blog template tools. This led me to start mixing up some of my old iStock imagery with some new stuff to create a new background image. It's a bit busy, I think. But, it's a work in progress. I tend to get carried away sometimes. :)

I still haven't mastered how to change the text margins and columns. There aren't many options available unless you delve into the code. Getting the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to cooperate is no small achievement. Whatever happened to simple HTML tags??? :) Makes me remember back to when having text wrap around an image was a majorly cool accomplishment. :) Anyone remember when animated gif's wear all the rage. And, getting lost in badly designed frames. :D Yes, the web has changed a lot. I think the most drastic improvement was probably flash movies, without which we would have no internet games to waste away the hours on. Who doesn't want to spend an entire day popping virtual bubble wrap, huh?

Hope you like the new look. I'm still going to work on tweaking it. If it's too distracting, makes the text too hard to read or anything, please let me know. My intention is to add interest, not frustrate my followers. :) Have a great weekend!

5 comments:

Creepy_Creations said...

WOW! I love it!! Very cool!! Now you can redo mine!!haha!!

Jamie

mieljolie said...

Thanks! You're site has been making mine look pretty pathetic for a long time now. :) Had to finally do something about it. If I get my other two blogs looking better, then, just maybe, I'll get around to helping you with yours. Though, I don't think yours needs any improvement (other than fixing that overlapping top image that screams at me every time I visit! What's up with that!). ;D Just kidding. I love your blog!

Mieljolie

BurningRubber said...

Absolutely love it! I am still trying to figure mine out.

mieljolie said...

Thank you, BurningRubber. There are ample sites on the net for changing backgrounds,widgets and things, but I've yet to come across any that helps you customize you own layout beyond the basics. If I come across any good blog designing sites that might be helpful, I'll post them.

Mieljolie

mieljolie said...

Found a good site for learning blog template design.

http://www.ourblogtemplates.com/2007/06/tutorials-on-blogger-template-design.html

Hope it helps your blogs look fabulous! :)

Mieljolie