Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Look

So I did some looking around at other blogs and decided I needed to spruce up the place a little bit. Let me know what you think.

10 comments:

Galoheart said...

I find it much easier to read against a solid background.

Ashuna said...

That is my 1 qualm with it. Its difficult to read your posts with the lack of contrast between text and the semi transparent background. Perhaps switching just the text color to black would help.

Raydz said...

Is there a way to butt the picture up to the toolbar at the top of the screen? U have like an inch margine of teal space that doenst look right.

Honors Code said...

I think I got rid of the margin of teal space above the picture.

I'm going to keep working on the transparency and color scheme to get it more readable.

Thanks for your comments! Keep them coming.

Raydz said...

Looks good w/o the margin =)

Nilum said...

I agree with goloheart and ashuna. It's difficult to read the blog with the semi-transclusent posts ontop of the screenshot.

ComputerSherpa said...

I actually like the white-on-transparent-cyan. It's distinguished, readable, and looks nice. The picture in the background is a great shot too. Unfortunately, at my current resolution of 1680 by 1050, there is a big blue band across the top and left of the screen which really spoils the layout.

As much as I like the background pic, I don't see how you're going to be able to make it work with a layout that scales well to all resolutions. See if you can cut a section of the photo into a good-looking header bar, then tile something pleasant-looking across the bulk of the window behind your posts.

Ataris said...

Honors, Galoheart's right; maybe if you tune down the transparency a little it might be quite more readable.

I'm going for the same look on my blog (http://masochistpaladin.blogspot.com, WIP as I choose warcraft elements for separators, etc), the whole "StormWind Cathedral" theme, but I chose the blue carpet as a background since it's a dark background under white/yellow text.

For a final suggestion: take your own in-game screnshot. Who cares about a paladin human? We want our dwarf tankadin up there! :)

Honors Code said...

I've reduced the transparency so the site should be much more readable. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the image, but I think ultimately some sort of tiling appraoch is going to be nessessary, and yes, I will get a pic of old Honorshammer up soon.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who liked it the old way? I thought it looked cooler and was more readable.

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