Day’s Verse:
O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart.
Psalm 15:1-2

As you can see, I’m experimenting with changing the general feel of my blog. This is, I readily admit, a direct result of reading material on branding for non-profit organizations. I realized that I wanted my blog to give off a certain feel, to reflect my philosophy of life: to show, as one article says, “the one thing that I do better than anyone else.” What is that? I love to write, and that’s what this blog is about more than anything else. But I also love photography, and that’s why I’m implementing the Pictures button (which will, like the Death Star, soon be operational) to display 10 current pictures. This is a switch from displaying the images on the front page, and I hope that you’ll take the time to look at my pictures if I don’t put them directly in your face. Additionally, I’ve taken as a basic symbol the rectangular button you see everywhere on the web to indicate my involvement online and show some of the dividedness I feel at times: sometimes bright, sometimes dark, never quite reconsiled to my situation, I just try to fit in the way I can.

I would like input on the changes thus far: do you like the colors? Does the logotype (picture) at the top interfere with the blog text on your screen? Can you read the text in the side buttons? What could be changed? What could be improved? Speak to me!

– KF –

3 thoughts on “Big Blog Changes

  1. I’m working on a contact person for getting branding info for you.

    It’s a bit hard to read the text with the picture in the background. But I like all the color!

  2. It looks like you designed this layout at a resolution higher than 1024×768 (which is what I use), because the logo is overlapping the top of the blog and links sections. Make your browser window smaller, and you’ll see what I mean.

    The bottom portion of the links section doesn’t work quite right in Firefox (seems okay in IE though). Some of the links don’t work, and it’s overlapping too much.

    Also, the picture page is throwing a “Forbidden” error for me. Looks like you need to set the permissions of the page?

    If you’d like me to take a look at your CSS and make suggestions, let me know. 🙂

  3. The picture page isn’t up yet, so that’s one problem solved ;). What links didn’t work right besides the Pictures one? I was sure I’d gotten them all. Possibly the issues is that if the links are overlapping with Ian’s Blog box, since his box is an iframe it’s “on top” of the links and so you can’t click them.

    It’s odd that you’re having overlapping issues because my monitor is at 1024×768 too, and it looks OK in both Firefox and IE – although I have the window maximized all the way. But if you have suggestions for making it more compatible on smaller than 1024×768 resolutions, let me know! I’ve had a lot of trouble because I don’t want to set boxes by pixel size and limit myself that way, so everything’s a screen % right now. Also clearly the logo (a picture) is fairly big and starts interfering, and if you have any ideas about that, send ’em along!

    I want this to be as compatible as possible but my CSS skills are minimal.

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