I found a template that I like much better than my old one; hence the new look of my fledgling website. The color scheme is pretty similar to the one of the old design, but I find this look more readable. The font is a little bigger, the text area is not crowded out by the sidebar design, and (yay!) all the posts are dated. I also like the two-column right sidebar; it makes things look cleaner, more organized. All in all, a change I am pleased with… for now. The longer I work with this website, the pickier I’ll get about what design and layout features I want. Good thing I’m not paying any money for website design as yet because I’m such a novice at this!
What do you think of the template change? Yay or nay? What features do you like to see (or not like to see) on a blog or website?
I’ll continue with my musings about how my writing passion survived this past year in subsequent posts about writing prompts, one of which worked really well for me. It might take me a few days because I am trying to go into labor right now *grin*. If I succeed, I’m not going to be online for a couple days. In the meantime, feel free to have a party in the comments section.
I agree with you about it being more readable. I think I’d prefer a single column for the sidebar myself but maybe that is just me?
Overall, I like it!
Yeah, I thought I preferred a single column, too, until I saw a few templates that did them. 🙂 Maybe I just like to have lots of widgets in my sidebar! (Yes, I have plans for more :D).
It is much better on the eyes, I think. I, too, tend to prefer one column in the sidebar, but I think that as your categories gets bigger, it’ll be easier on readers not to have scroll forever to get to the bottom of the sidebar.
Exactly my thoughts. 😀
I like the new layout, and that it has the date of the posts. The two column side bar is ok, I prefer one column because when I have my feed reader taking up some of the window, I can’t see everything on your page. But if I have the whole window open then it is fine.
Congratulations on the birth of Aaron!
Oh, thanks for the input about how it looks on the feed reader. That’s not something I had considered!
And thanks. The new baby sure is a cutie. 😀