Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Technology is not my friend

Yesterday I tried to reformat my blog.  I feel like I've outgrown my current template, and I was seeing so many other lovely blogs out there.  I just wanted to try something new.  Three hours; many dysfunctional incarnations of the blog including over-sized headers, overlapping text, and random "flickr" images across the screen; and one vanished blog roll later, I'm back to my same template.  I did figure out how to stretch it a little, but before I threw my computer out the window, the babe suggested that I step away for a bit.  I did.  I came very close to stopping the blog altogether, so I think it's a sign of good things that I was able to open the page and look at it today.

I should be creating a new blog roll soon, so if you would like to be added, please let me know.

Also, if you know something brilliant about changing blog templates, you could let me know about that too.  I was trying to use a cool 3-column template from Our Blog Templates.  I've seen other blogs with it, so I know that someone knows how to make it work, but it caused me problems, including the random "flickr" image across the back - like behind the posting area.

Anyway, I figure at this point, I should just let it rest for a bit - the cutesy flowers will remain for the meantime.


Anonymous said...

I like those flowers!

Michael said...

I'd definitely like to be included on your blogroll when you get around to updating it! :-)

Also, I find the firefox extension Firebug to be absolutely invaluable in helping you make little tweaks to bits of code before you go and edit the actual template. It's also great in designing when you're trying out 'what works' and what doesn't!

If you find a blog template which you like but just can't get it to work, I'd happily take a look and help you figure it out. :-)

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