Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Check Me Out

You may have noticed that the blog has a new look. That's what I did most of yesterday instead of, well, possibly more productive work. But I'm happy. I really wanted to make this blog more of a home for my creative burblings as well as occasional random thoughts, so now there's a nifty menu up top where you can check out some artwork posts, some creative (and not-so-creative) writing, or just browse my day-to-day blathering. My sidebar widgets are much improved, though still under construction (gotta revamp my link lists in particular) and I'm ridiculously pleased with the new graphics. I have to give props to the excellent Blogger Templates site and the template that I reconfigured to create this new look--it doesn't look much like the original, but I REALLY needed someone else to put the Blogger code together because I'm sure as hell not going to do it. Tinkering, I can do, and did.

So...enjoy. I'm planning to post a bit more creative work here, show what I'm working on on a day-to-day (or at least week-to-week) basis, and hopefully encourage myself to do more.

12 comments:

tanita davis said...

Looks great!

Simon Dyda said...

Nice. You know, tinkering with the template code qualifies you as a hacker now.

a. fortis said...

Does it really now? I've been doing that for a little while but it feels so much like constant trial and error that I hardly feel justified calling myself a hacker.

Possibly a "maimer."

Yat-Yee said...

Oooh. Very sleek and modern. Like it.

Lynn E. Hazen said...

I like the new look. I especially like the prospect that I am about to become a heckler. What fun! Is the heckler part of the template or did you get to make up that name?
Either way, nice job.I like it.

Shin Yu said...

Love the new look!

Ethel Rohan said...

Very impressive, AQ. I hope it's a great new home for you.

Jim said...

Very nice indeed. You can tell when I'm avoiding work when anything changes on my blog template or I'm posting more than usual.

a. fortis said...

Thanks, guys! Lynn: the "hecklers" thing is a part of the template you can change. If you're using the new Layouts setup, just go into the layout and in the box labeled "Posts", click "Edit."

Jim: I definitely use my blog as a procrastination tool...but I'm hoping to turn it into more of a creative tool, too!

Ms. Yingling said...

Looks good. I wish I had more time to play with mine, but like you, my skills are limited. Love the brownish retro look!

Beth Kephart said...

I come not to heckle, but to praise!

Congrats. Looks wonderful. I like how your blog is evolving.

a. fortis said...

Thanks! Now I just need to find some time to post again...