Changing Styles
May 20, 2008

Depending on how your browser caches images, you may have noticed a few small tweaks around here. The red monkey logo is now wearing jeans. (A nod to all the crazy people who want the damn red monkey jeans.) The sidebar colours have changed a bit, and most startling (at least to me), is that I've changed the look of the old paper background here in the middle of the blog design.

As much as I loved that look, it was difficult for people with vision issues to read the blog easily - and I do prefer that the blog is easy to read (at least in terms of looks).

Over the next few days, I will probably also change the head banner ... and perhaps then I'll address a complete revamping of the blog. My stylesheet has gotten a little glutted and with some of MT's changes, I can build the site much more efficiently than when I first opened things up in '05.

I've enjoyed the disparity of the circuit board with the old-looking paper - connecting the traditional diary and letter and manuscript formats ... with a nod to the new-fangled ways of living. There have been plenty of people who really didn't like that juxtaposition - but hey, ya can't please everyone so you gotta please yourself. (I'm apparently thinking in song lyrics again this week ....)

Red Monkey blog is a disparate kind of a blog. I've talked about personal issues, written commentary on current events, talked about design, talked about art, shown photography. So it's a bit of a challenge to come up with a unifying visual theme for Red Monkey - beyond, of course, the red monkey himself.

First, though, I have a contracted website to finish up (on the home stretch now) and a baby book to finish up. I might do a new banner here in between those other projects ...

... but don't be surprised if you drop in sometime soon only to discover a whole new look.

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Maria said:

Now I'm all excited.

May 20, 2008 8:51 AM

 

Tara R. said:

I'm anxiously waiting, this is so exciting!

May 20, 2008 12:02 PM

 

Nola said:

I am sure to like whatever you do with it!

May 20, 2008 10:27 PM

 

paul said:

cool man - i like the layout & the monkey is classic

May 20, 2008 11:10 PM

 

Red said:

I'll be looking forward to the changes. You know me I love new looks..lol

May 21, 2008 1:29 PM

Ender: Sounds exciting and since this is my first time here, I don't know what it used to look like, but it looks great now. See you back at BlogCatalog.

May 23, 2008 12:33 AM
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