Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blog redesign

Something I've wanted to do for some time but have been waylaid by other matters (school, graduation, vacation, family time, CannonFest, etc.) has been a blog redesign.  While the Warhol-esque graphics were fun - and that lime green icon sure grabbed eyes on a Twitter page! - let's face it: It was time for a change.  Since switching from the Mad Men characters and style to the Warhol look, did the Columbus Blue Jackets win even a single playoff game?  No.

But hope springs eternal, and the influx of talent this offseason has led me to double down and try again.  So we're going with a more weathered look this time, more in tune with the Civil War roots that the team has embraced.  I intend to replace the header graphic at some point, but that's a bit more involved than I have time for tonight.  (However, Blogger's new design tools made this redesign remarkably easy to pull off in a couple of hours. Kudos to our internet overlords at Google for that small blessing...)

I hope you like what you see, and let me know if something looks REALLY off so I can fix it.  I'm especially interested in whether the expanded width of the template still fits horizontally in people's screens.  Outside of those technical fixes, expect to see this look at least through the 2011-2012 season.  If we don't win a stinkin' playoff game this year, maybe I'll change it again...

4 comments:

  1. It's ok, I'll miss the neon green though, reminded me of Stinger. Is this template Boomer grey?

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  2. I like the colors and the look is much cleaner. Could you increase the font size a little? Kind a tough on an old coot like me.

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  3. I'll pretend I didn't hear that, Campbell. ;-)

    Good call, Greg. I boosted the font size. Looks better on this end. Let me know if you want even more.

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  4. The font is good now. At least for a few more years. ;-)

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