Friday, February 23, 2007

Bored with the orange

Everyone else seems to be doing it lately, and after more than 2 1/2 years I finally got bored with the orange and white color scheme. Thus, time for a spring cleaning of the blog. There are a few kinks to be worked out (for some reason Sal's link on the sidebar is smooshed), but overall I think the effect is easier on the eyes, which is what I wanted.

The two things that I really don't like tho are
a) at the bottom of the sidebar where the stuff runs out there's just a long, blank, white space down to the end of the posts. Is there some way for me to continue the sidebar background color down to the bottom of the page?
b) that goofy, wheelie logo in the upper left. I was hoping I could replace that square with a photo of my own, but there doesn't seem to be a way to alter it. I think it might be built in to the template. Any genii out there got any genius idears?

What do you guys think of the new look?

UPDATE! AAAAAG!!! I just realized my beloved popularity indicator counter is gone! I still have the HTML code (saved it before I changed the template) but there dosn't seem to be a way to add it back in. Help me, Obi-Sal-Kenobi; you're my only hope!!!

UPDATE II: I tried pasting the HTML code for my counter into my template just to see what would happen, and it told me that there was an XML error. Does that mean the new blog is in XML and not HTML? And does that mean that I have to get a new counter and start ALL OVER????? I'm so annoyed! I had over 34,000 hits! I felt loved, I tell you, LOVED!


Timorous Beastie said...

Hey, it's nice. Much better than the old one. No idea about the logo though - I'm a Luddite.

First Nations said...

oo- i came this II close to choosing this and it was the asterix dealie wheelie that decided me against it. too ikea. otherwise the colors and the layout are deevine. i like it!
i will reiterate: your beer bread recipe is setting all of sudoku addicted, rubiks cube solving, algebra knowing Bellingham wa. alight, i tell you! my daughter made it and has been passing the recipe around ever since, to ecstatic acclaim! you shoulda copyrighted it.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

TB: that's one vote for "keep." *ticks pad of paper*

FN: yeah, I was torn between this on and the one you're using. I like the one you have better, but I wanted to be different. Great minds and all that, wot wot!

as for the beer bread, i can't copyright it because I got it from my mom, and she got it from a bridge player. So i guess it's public domain.

Fussy Bitch said...

Ooh, me like!

To get shot of the circle thing in the template replace in your code with the url of your replacement picture.

I think. Preview before saving are words to live by in these situations.

Homo Escapeons said...

Change is GOOD!

I have fiddled with mine quite a bit (my template ya silly!) and you should be able to replace it with a banner..and there are a few places out there to make new ones.

Just go and get a new counter..

most of the new ones let you set the number wherever you want.
I am surprised that you didn't lose more stuff...
you are verrrry brave.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

Fussy: thanks!
I did figure out that bit of code to replace, and i can get it to work with ANY OTHER IMAGE, but not the one I want. Waaaa!