Minor Makeover: Website Edition

I’ve just rolled out a minor makeover to the blog. It’s really nothing extreme or significant, basically just tidying up the header to make it more compact, neat and attractive. You might not even notice it but hopefully it all helps separate and distinguish where the header and navigation end and where the content begins. I’ve also added a swish stone-affect-type-background thing (technical term) which is very slick… although being slightly colour blind I can’t see it very well. My designer buddy assures me it’s awesome though.

I’ve still got a bit of work to do on the tagging, related posts and comment boxes to try and make them a bit more obvious and useful. Then, after it, it’s looking at the right hand sidebar and footer to try and funkify them a bit. Finally, I’ve got an alternative colour selection for the banner – red on green as oppossed to green on blue – which I might test out at some point. I like the green banner though. See earlier comment about being colour blind.

Of course, if you find any bugs or weirdness, give me a shout. The design should be compatible with all browsers although I haven’t tested it in Google Chrome. It may also look a little… cutdown… in IE6. But that’s just the Gods punishing you for using that browser anyway.

If you have any comments about the design or suggestions for improvement, please let me know.

P.S. I will get a favicon soon. I promise!

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14 Comments

  1. Longasc says:

    It looks very good in Chrome, and it is a very nice background image, this blueish stone. The whole page is 100% functional in Google Chrome. I am using Chrome all the time, I just love the minimalist design, no huge browser bars blocking the upper regions of my already very limited (height wise) widescreen monitor.

  2. xXJayeDuBXx says:

    Yes, the site is working just great in Google Chrome.

  3. Kyff says:

    Looking at it with some old fashioned browser (IE) i have to point out that the header is now double. first is the left an right “frame” and then BELOW that the “middle” part with the little plane.

  4. Just wondering Gordon – have you tried my red version for the nav? I think that might work better :)

    Otherwise looking awesome – cant wait to see the sidebars in action!

    Cheers,
    Designer Guybrush

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