New Theme!


Trying in vain to learn CSS to do some experimenting, here's a theme I came up with. And yes, it was a pain in the ass to build. I've figured everything out except how to switch themes - grrrr. I found tutorials but they're not cooperating. When that's finally up, you'll have the option to see the original page layout as well as a choice to this one. Even though a pain, now that I have the basic down pat, making themes turned out fun! Expect (I think) to see more.

I don't have it fixed to where it contracts to page size yet, and also it looks terrible in Internet Explorer 5.0. That's an ooooold version, so hopefully everything has updated from that already long ago, right? Right? If something doesn't seem to be working right for you, I'd appreciate a note of it and details. I may beat my head against the wall first, sure, but a note of it would still be appreciated following possible concussion.

I have a stackload of books ready to be reviewed, which I suppose I need to get to now that I've distracted myself from the design. It's been hectic with stuff lately; work has been so slow and my hours have been cut dramatically, I need to start looking for another job I suppose. My father had a stroke last week so most of that time was spent in the hospital. He has basically fully recovered, thank God!, but it's scary as they said he had three mini ones, and he's only 55. In other words, life has interfered and I'm sorry for all delays.

7 comments:

Li said...

Your new design looks fantastic! Love the pic on the left.

The only thing (and this may just be me) is that I read your blog via the Bloglines feedreader, and instead of your blog name coming up, all I have is a period (".")in the blog titles list. Does that make sense? I think Bloglines is looking for a blog title, but it's been removed and replaced by a period in your redesign?

Not a biggie, esp since I can edit the name myself (and I have), but just to let you know that it's coming up that way as the default name...

Erin said...

Thanks so much for the comment on the page, I'm glad you like it :)

As for the bloglines feeder, I think I know the problem. When blogger has problems with displaying a header with the custom domain name, to show the picture I had to mess around with the code and ultimately take down the Title, because otherwise it shows two pictures. It's a known issue with their system and I wish they would get it fixed soon! Truthfully I don't understand a lot about the blog and RSS feeds, I need to figure those things out too lol.

Literary Feline said...

I love the new look, Erin. I like your category buttons quite a bit. :-)

I use Firefox and am not having any trouble with your site.

Erin said...

Thanks bunches! :)

Alice Teh said...

Love the new look, Erin!

Will be praying for your dad too... Glad to know he's recovered.

Tia Nevitt said...

Love the theme. And the huge buttons are adorable! Where do you get your great artwork?

Erin said...

Tia,

Glad you like it! :)

I purchased the graphic from IStockphoto, and the buttons I created with cooltext