Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Layouts

Dear readers,

As you can see, we have been experimenting with new layouts and designs for the site over the past week.

Feel free to leave feedback about which style you prefer either here in a comment or in email to


Expressed said...

I like it best now. It's better spaced than the old way and easier to read than the last few days. I didn't like the dark background.

This is more basic (normal text color on white background) but easier to read.

Plus the pictures are clickable again! I don't know if it was just me but when the background was the dark red, the pictures weren't enlarging for me. Now they are working again right now.

mythoughtis said...

I liked the original (before you started experimenting).
I Hated the sunset version, as it was hard to read the print amongst the background.
Today's - I like the white background on the main page, but if you are going to use a dark blue wallpaper, please change the color of the topics/recent comments to something other than blue.

rap541 said...

I think this is easier to read than the last

Em said...

I like the way it is now. The orange title and text makes it pumpkin themed. Fitting for the Roloffs!

Expressed, same thing happened to me with the pictures. Sometimes they would expand, sometimes they wouldn't. But it was only a problem on the red layout

Spiritswander said...

Thanks for the feedback.

We decided to experiment because we never liked the spacing of the original design. There was a lot of empty space being wasted which reduced the area of the actual item posts. The new layouts make it easier to divide it into two sections; the side bar and the main blog section.

Anytime something is new, it takes some time to get used to it. The main thing is for it to be easy to read for everyone. We will try sticking with this format for now as the simple white background and black text seems to please most.

We can play around with the sidebar text, but that mostly comes down to personal preference and we will never get something that pleases everyone.

Jocelynn said...

Spirits, I agree. The old blog look was too narrow, imo.

I find it easier to read when the the sentences are longer width wise.

I can read everything fine now.

Sasha said...

I don't know what you called it,but I liked the way it was right before it changed to this.

Carolynn said...

I like it this way best.

J.T. said...

Please Keep this one, I like it the best.