Saturday, August 02, 2008

Fun With Colours

Hey all.

Just to let you know, at the suggestion of thwap, I'm going to be playing around with the colour scheme for the next little bit. Once it seems to have settled down, feel free to leave a comment with your opinion re. the aesthetics and the readability.

UPDATE: Well, that was unexpected. I ended up making more significant changes to the blog's appearance than I had intended, including breaking some stuff that I then had to put some time into fixing. But it's all better now, and I think I like this layout and colour scheme.


Toban said...

The current one is an improvement, I think. (Based on how I remember the previous one) this one is more upbeat and readable -- to give a couple of examples of what I prefer about it.

The diagonal lines seem unnecessary though.

thwap said...

It's almost as gray as my own blog. My partner [code-name "ephemeral"] wouldn't like it.

But it's definitely more readable.

Scott said...

Hey Toban. Okay, good to know. Actually, I didn't know what you meant by the diagonal lines at first, and had to look carefully -- I hadn't actually noticed them! At least with my browser, they are very faint. Are they prominent enough to be distracting in your browser? Which browser do you use?

Hey thwap. Okay, glad to know it has your stamp of approval, though I'm sorry to hear that ephemeral wouldn't be down with the grey. I kind of like it, to be honest, at least with the few dark red accents I added. I tried some more vibrantly colourful schemes but just didn't find one that I liked.

Anyway, I may keep tinkering a bit, but I think this is more or less how it will stay for awhile.

Red Jenny said...

I must say, it is easier to read, if a little plain. I used to read your posts through my feed reader because the white on black was a bit difficult. Or (a good trick) hit ctrl-A to highlight all the text, which usually makes it more readable.