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Sunday
Mar152009

Re-redesign

Reaction to the redesign was, ahem, not universally favourable. That's OK though, it's been a good learning experience. Rather than throw my hands up in disgust, I've put through a number of tweaks to the template to address some of the criticisms. These seem to be sending me back towards the place I first started, but that's OK too.

Let's see how it goes. I can always pull the plug and go back to the old template.

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Reader Comments (10)

Ahah. This one seems rather good: clear and very readable.
Mar 15, 2009 at 10:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeff Wood
It now looks like an undertaker's website. You had 9 comments for your first redesign, mostly favourable or neutral - but hardly representative. There must be many more who visit your site so the fact that so few commented suggests most either liked it or did not care.

You remark you are now going back to where you started - quite - but you hardly gave it a chance. Shame.

Suggest you rename site, Bishop Timid..
Mar 16, 2009 at 8:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterLaroquois
I can always pull the plug and go back to the old template.

Please do!
Mar 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames P
Just to say that this is very readable, if a little bland. I liked the old (dark red) version of the top bit (which is the technical term, I believe). However, the little crosses on the left side are good & appropriately ecclesiastical; unfortunately they obscure the date. Maybe an IE7 issue?
Mar 16, 2009 at 12:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull
No date on either Firefox or Chrome either - just the dagger-cross thing for vampire hunters.
Mar 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterLaroquois
Yes, I dropped the date and replaced it with a dagger. Seemed like a good idea at the time..
Mar 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
Oh poop. Yes, the dagger is meant to replace the date. It's fine in Firefox, but IE buggers it up.
Mar 16, 2009 at 4:10 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
I think I preferred the old version. Too much white space- for me, and it looks more like an advertisement than a blog.
Mar 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM | Unregistered Commentermontysmum
I preferred the white. Thing is you can't cater to everyone, fix the width and people with huge monitors have nothing but background (which in this case would be a sea of faded mauve), variable width and the columns become a mile wide. Make it white and those people who don't know that their monitors have a brightness setting moan, or the ones with short attention spans don't have enough to look at.

For what it's worth, my (calibrated) monitor is showing the background as a pretty hideous, mauve-tinged pale blue. To further confuse you, I preferred the bishopy red.
Mar 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe North Briton
What's happened to your list of links? I found that very useful...
Mar 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

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