Thursday, September 30, 2010

The New and Improved Flat Tire!

Okay, not really.
I mean it's very difficult to improve on near perfection, if you know what I mean.
So tonight, I had some time to fool around with the new templates Blogger came up with.
I've stayed with the old template for like a year and half, so I figured it's about time to change.
Besides, I read somewhere that white text on black is hard on the ole eyeballs, so I give to you, the reader, surprise! white on grey.
I suppose it looks okay, but I sort of liked the contrast of the old page.
Then again, I'm not the one reading it.
Hope I didn't make anyones eyes get all goofy.
I sort of wonder what happened to all the old templates. I mean there were a bunch of them, and now they're no longer available.
It was pretty darn hard pressing that button to change things up knowing I wouldn't be able to go back.
I mean folks get sort of used to things, and drastic change can be well, drastic and traumatic and all and that's not always a good thing.
I always thought the header was the most important, you know, something that should stay familiar, so that once you're here, you know you're here and don't have to look around to make sure you're here.
If you know what I mean.
Then again, I change up the header image every couple of months or so, so I guess that isn't such a big deal.
I enlarged the font a bit, just so the text is easier to read but the selection of fonts is sort of limited.
Not that I wanted anything fancy since everything else I write, I write in Courier New, so anything besides that is fancy enough for me.
The sidebar images are sort of funky though, I'm going to have to figure something out to make them look nicer.
Aesthetics, don't you know.
Anyways, to contradict myself, I suppose it's not really how your blog looks, it's more like what's in it.
I mean sometimes I come across these really cool looking blogs but sorry to say, there's just no content.
Okay, who am I to talk, for let's face it, this post has absolutely no content at all.
Well, sort of, but not really.
If you know what I mean.
I must say though, I'm getting pretty good at writing about nothing and making it seem like it's actually something.
Maybe it's all that practice I get writing about something and it comes out sounding like nothing.
Now writing about something and making it sound like nothing, that takes skill!
I get a lot of practice.
Oh wait, I said that already.
Okay then!
The Not Really New and Not Really Improved Flat Tire(NRNNRIFT)!
Dedicated to bringing you, the reader, only the most entertaining well, entertainment and educational content available in webland.
We'll see how long this lasts.


John Romeo Alpha said...

I like the new and improved TFT! Including the color scheme. I actually prefer it, but one of my friends complained about it messing up his eyes trying to read my blog, so I caved in to his demands. I've seen some blogs that switched to one of the new templates that resulted in photos previously posted being larger than the template allows for. They end up looking like this, which I put up for illustrative purposes on my non-production blog:
Exaggerated example of a photo too large for a given template

limom said...

I've never had that happen to me before, but I've had trouble with the header image.
I don't know what it looks like to you, a reader, but the pics in the sidebar look like they extend over templates to me.
When I get back tonight, I'll try to fool around with it some more and maybe lighten up the background some.
I do like how the pics pop off a dark background so maybe not.