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The Compulsive Reader: Facelift

Monday, March 15, 2010

Facelift

Allow me to state the obvious and say...I got a new blog layout. This is the first time in three (!!!) years that I've changed the blog in such a drastic way, though I've been wanting to do it for a very long time.

But, what I suppose really matters is what YOU think of it. Do you like it? Is there anything that really bugs you, or looks funky? Please let me know!

ETA: I was a little surprised by your comments, but I really appreciate everyone's honesty. I'm not loving this one as well, but I was tired of the dots. Please keep the comments coming! I'm looking into getting something a little more personalized done (cost is a big issue), so if you have any suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them!

17 comments:

green said...

It looks kinda boring. Hurtful for the eye as well. Too much green. At least the background should be a little bit more different than the big writing-column and banner. Which it is NOT.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Wow green, nice comment.

I think it looks fine. :)

Much better than the default layout that was before. :)

Shannon said...

I liked your other one much more. This is really boring and the green is too bright. I think it looks like you downgraded.

Amber Skye said...

I think it looks good. Sorry bout the "nice" things other people are saying. You should keep this one!

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Anonymous said...

The old one was waaaay better :). Green is fine, but white is much more *uhm* uplifting! That's the word :)

KarinLibrarian said...

I like this design better than your other one. This one isn't like everyone else's out there. I really like the green design, but it might hurt my eyes after looking at it for a little while.

Alea said...

Honestly white text on a dark background is always harder to read but besides that it's cute!

Sara said...

I actually really like it! I love green :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

According to experts, green is the most pleasing color to the eye! :) I like it!

Megan said...

I really like it too. I love the color green and I think that it's perfect for a book blog. Simple. :)

Sanne said...

I love the green design! I don't think it looks that bright at all, actually. It's nice but not too flashy. I would keep it! :)

Megan said...

I like the green. It's simple but in a "classic" way not a "boring" way. The only thing I would change (and I need to get on changing this about my blog, too!) is possibly adding a picture or a banner of some sort to the header to jazz it up a little and make the design stick with you!

Sarah said...

I personally like it. I don't think it's hard on the eyes at all because I prefer a bit darker backgrounds with lighter on top. The polka dots wasn't a favorite of mine personally.

Shweta said...

Personally I like it but if you wanna make some changes , the Blogger Draft version now has Template designer in the layout section. Which lets you do lot of fiddling without touching a single code of CSS. Lot of background variations , sidebar sizes and all. Check it out. That might help :)

Shannon said...

Hey today it's better! Maybe it wasn't loading properly yesterday? It was all solid green. I really like the white in the middle and the small designs on the sidebars.

Ms. Yingling said...

No, I actually like the new layout. It's easy to read, and I like green. It takes a while to get things right, but like I tell my students, CONTENT is more important than the clip art!

Mississippi Mama said...

I like it! Green is easy on the eyes. Plus, black text on a white background is easiest to read. If you had a color-coordinated image at the top, it'd be perfect!