Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Housekeeping!


I did a little spring cleaning on the blog. Let me know if you love it or hate it. I've gotten a few complaints about the black. From working in publishing and with tattooists, I've always heard that black "makes the colors pop." And making the colors pop is a good thing, so we often use black backgrounds for boldly colored images.

Do you love it? Do you hate it? Are you a web guru who wants to design me my own special custom blogger template? I want RED because my natural inclination when given choices about colors is to choose RED, or black, or red and black. But maybe white is nice, too. It's easy on the eyes, I suppose.

9 comments:

Gledwood said...

White background (and are you writing in a slight grey rather than black?) gives it all a clean, pristine kinda outlook. Also with that typeface - v nice. Actually I think maybe it does suit more than black BUT have you thought of using a midcolour background like me - a blue or a grey or a buttery yellow colour or a minty green? That's what I'd go for, to be honest. Another formula I've used is gold on purple (my music video blog) my random vid clips blog is white on minty green which I think looks really cool. These are all linked via my sidebar now "Gledwood's Other Blogs" ...
Yeah, I'd keep it as it is or consider going for a pastel background. Hope this has been a bit helpful at least!

Urban Thought said...

I like it the way it is now. Not quite sure how it looked before. Nothing wrong with black. It is one of my favorite colors (#1 actually). But what can do the trick just as well (don't tell my brother that though).

Tigermom said...

Much easier to read. Thank you.

Tigermom

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

You already know that I was down on the black because reading white on black gives me migraines. So, I like the migraine-freeness of the white background. Ah! I'm happy.

Anonymous said...

Comment moderation...aren't we getting a little authoritarian?
Anyways...I'm way against the white. The black took a little while to grow on me, but the white is downright hurting my tired eyes. It's painful!
Too bright! I say go back to the black, or choose something else less bright, less contrasty.
- Czo

thejunkyswife said...

That's right, anonymous, COMMENT MODERATION. It's my house here, and we're playing by my rules. No Anonymous MoFo is going to make me hate myself, oh no.

So, Anon, you LOSE! MPJ likes the white, and MPJ is NICE!

Dee said...

I like it this way.. the black was alittle hard to read so it's better now :)

jollyrolly said...

i liked the black, cause it matches the mood of the blog. You already know the feeling of a blog when you open a page. I am not digging the white too much. To clean? To pure? Not pastel though......(shivers.... pastels....)

laurie said...

Well, it makes me feel like I'm all stuffy and conservative to say this, but I find the white much easier to read as well. I also really like the way you have reorganized things. Way less clutter.
Reminds me how much I need an overhaul over at my place.