Friday, February 02, 2007

The Look



Actually I wasn't planning to change the look so soon, but was more or less forced to. Then when I started I just could not stop. So, what you now see is a new, fresher and "looking-forward-to-Spring" layout.

When I switched to the new Blogger I realized there were many constraints I had to face with my previous template.


So as I tried to transfer my old template into Blogger's new Layout I could not do it to my satisfaction. That's when I simply decided to scrap the whole thing and start new. On the test site things looked fine. But I was still hesitating.

Then. yesterday, it seemed there were many problems with Blogger. We all could not access certain links or pages. What I found out was this pretty much effected those who were still using their classic template from the old Blogger. Last night I got sick of it and decided to switch to the new layout. Boy did I have sweaty palms. But it looked pretty good I thought. Until this morning I decided to look at it on the PC (for those who do not know I am a Mac and Firefox user). How could it have been different! Crappy Explorer was showing my header complete off the page!!

So, I went back and fixed it. At this point I want to say - I was surprised at the ease I managed to do it. The new Layout really does allow you to quickly make changes, without too many hassles. What I really appreciate are the widgets. I can add, modify or delete these without having to always go into my template.

As for the new colors - I am a bit of a fashion victim and as I flicked through my InStyle I saw that the colors for Spring 2007 were pastel tones with a bold color to highlight. Which led me to start playing around with the colors of my blog for fun. And you know what I like it!!

A bit about the picture of The Wolff above: It was taken at the Basel zoo during our short break over New Year's. A perfect opportunity for me to practice taking pictures of moving objects ;-). I love this one - isn't it a proud, royal and elegant animal?

14 comments :

  1. Very nice. I do think you have wonderful taste in choosing the colors and design elements.

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  2. love the yellow background.

    have a great weekend.

    me off to the south to celebrate my b'day while scubadiving

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  3. Hi Meeta! The new layout really is very soothing! I have itchy palms about my current layout and want to change it but I'm always worried about losing all my current wdigets and links and things!
    Have a great weekend!
    Freya

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  4. Is it really easy to switch on beta? I have tested from a new blog it is a bit similar to xanga am i right?

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  5. I don't even know why Explorer still exists! I had big problems with it when I was trying to fix my layout too. Very frustrating.

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  6. "The Look" is great! Like it very much.
    Yes, the wolf is all of that and a great photo.

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  7. Hi Meeta! I agree with the others on your choice of colours... very nice, and soothing! The wolf photo is gorgeous!

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  8. Your layout really does make me think of spring. Very nice!

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  9. looks like a wolf :) .. i want a pet wolf!!

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  10. Very nice layout! And handsome looking animal. Love your photo.

    Paz

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  11. your blog looks great! the colors are nice and subtle.

    i LOVE that picture of the wolf. it's amazing how light can really make a picture!

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  12. I love your palette! I haven't switched to new blogger yet, but reading stories like yours helps ease my anxiety about changing.

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  13. Thanks people! Your ideas and thoughts really do count here as it's you who stare at the blog. So, if you find it good that really pleases me. I am really lovin' it too!

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