Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007
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?