Sunday, January 28, 2007

DON'T PANIC

No, there's no mistake. You have reached 2x3x7. And no, it hasn't been taken over by Aliens from Outer Space. At least, not more than it already had been.

It's just that Blogger finally browbeat me into switching to New Blogger and I figured while I was making changes anyway, why not try out a new template and give all those people who've been complaining about the black background the opportunity to say they told me so?

So. Here's a new template. I'm not crazy about the colour scheme, but I recognise that it's more restful on the eyes. Let me know what you think. Meanwhile, regular blogging continues.

UPDATE (Rinse and Repeat): So you like the fact that it's more reader friendly but you think the colour scheme is boring and not really 'me'. See if you like this one better. No greens, nothing too cheerful - just your basic black, grey and blue. But still fairly readable.

I have to admit I'm kind of partial to this one. I love the all black thing too, but it is kind of hard to read - plus after some 18 months I'm a little bored with it. If you absolutely hate this one, I might think about changing it. Otherwise it stays.

35 comments:

Space Bar said...

oh good! though whether mint green is really an aesthetic improvement on black is something i'm not entirely sure about.

Anonymous said...

Panic exactly describes my first reaction :). And I think that while black was difficult to read sometimes, it had a certain something that went with your writing. This one looks uninspiring.
~Sunbeamz

tangled said...

restful, yes. but only after that first instant of shock...
I liked the way the footnotes looked in the black.

Kingsley Joseph said...

my -8s thank you

Anirudh said...

I shall not comment on the aesthetics of the template but the text is easier to read and to me, that's all that matters.

Just Mohit said...

Thanks dude! It's definitely easier to read (especially for tired old fogies like me)

Szerelem said...

No, no, no!!!!!!!!
I want black back!!!!!!!!!
:(

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with szerelem.

This is definitely NOT you.

:-((

witnwisdumb said...

Hmm. I love black just as much as the next guy (a lot lot more, actually) but Minima Black is rather too common a theme to hold much attraction anymore. At the risk of turning into a spam commenter (yikes), I venture to offer my services, if you're meddling around with templates, and having trouble knocking up a personalized look.

The Man Who Wasnt There said...

please dont even think about it...
as Sunbeamz so rightly put it..black had certain something to go with your writing...this one looks quite drab.
Yes I know we will eventually "get used to it" if you decide to stick with this but black was charming...do reconsider!

The Man Who Wasnt There said...

...or I guess you finally decided on your drink for this yeaR? :|

Vivek Kumar said...

Can't say whether your writing style went with the colour black or not, but the current template makes it easy for the eyes to access that style. My 2 kopeks of advice.

Revealed said...

Bah! This is just blah. But putting up the Don't Panic sign was definitely good thinking!

confused said...

Much better, though I am guilty of reading your blog largely through the feedreader.

it doesnt said...

The Black had a "falstaffish" quality about it :D

S

km said...

"Once you go green, you don't go back" doesn't sound right. At all.

Sash said...

Much better. Especially for people like me who read your blog at work, the black screen is a dead giveaway. No longer are my fingers constantly on alt+tab, the eyes darting between the door and computer screen...

Vi said...

Like it, though I had no problems with your previous template. =)

Aishwarya said...

I like it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you !!!! I really hated the old template because it was a strain on my eyes - am not sure about the aesthetic look but my eyes are loving it.

DoZ said...

Mint green or lavender - those are our only choices? I was a bit skeptic about the green till I saw the new version (the green was easier on the eye, compared with this one)... Oh well, I suppose it's the thought that counts. Purely format-wise, pō’ĭ-trē is the easiest, followed by Momus.

ggop said...

Momus has a lovely taupe (at least I think it is taupe) background.
gg

Tabula Rasa said...

yes, this new black-on-white is good. readable but not blah.

DufusMaximus said...

No, this is way too ordinary. The earlier black felt kinda classy.

Maybe this - http://ambiru-blogspot-template.blogspot.com/ - looks decent?

Space Bar said...

lavender is much better than green. more moody. now ijust have to restrain myself from singing 'all aye want is a room somewhere'. :D

Swathi said...

i don't care what template u use as long as u continue to write...

Szerelem said...

Oh this one is much better....:)

Anonymous said...

Grey is boring! But not black either please!!

IA

bess said...

"Gently to hear, kindly to judge..."
It's to the point, perfect for your purpose.

Chevalier said...

You know, even more than the color, the font is what seems to scream 'not falstaff'. Find a cool, elegant, tall-standing alphabet please.

moonrayz said...

This one is the best.Its not as you as black was but still.

mk said...

Green was baad. There was lavender?! I think this one is really good. Classy, striking, like the original black was (which looked the best), but easy on the eyes unlike the original because the contrast is not where the post is typed. I think this one wins all around.
p.s. you are cool, elegant and tall-standing? your voice suggests height, slightness, yes. Find an alphabet thats ALL that (also lank haired and bearded.)

Anonymous said...

Would recommend a hint of bright color somewhere as a highlight.
Try this or
this
~Sunbeamz

Falstaff said...

Everyone: Thanks for the input. Will continue to grope about blindly trying to achieve that perfect look, hopefully using at least some of the links in here.

doz: See, I have nothing to do with the template on Poi-tre - that's all BM's work - which is why it's so good. She's the artist and tech expert. I just supply half the poems.

chevalier / mk: Cool, elegant and tall-standing? *chuckles* I should think not. More like scruffy and unkempt. Now if I could find a font with bad dress sense and a disdain for combing its hair, that would really be me.

Chevalier said...

Guys, it's not the heat, it's always the humidity. It is NOT the color, it's the fonts.
And about coll, elegant, etc - I was trying to be funny. but bearded sounds like a good idea. How about this - sufficiently bearded & even ironically (for a writer) pirate-like: http://www.identifont.com/similar?4SX