Another Theme

I have been toying with the idea of a new theme for this site. I already added one named Sleek for people who prefer to read without all the “distractions” in the sidebars. The new theme is called Spirit and it is modified from this theme by the same name. I am not making it the default, as yet, but would like some feedback. Please go to the theme switcher and select it and give it a test drive and tell me what you think of it.

I appreciate the feedback, especially from those using browsers that are not Firefox.

UPDATE: I do not think that this can be viewed in IE at 800 x 600. IE based browsers seem to break at that resolution. I have not had trouble in FF down to that resolution.



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7 Responses to “Another Theme”

  1. Jo says:

    I like the spirit theme. I had journalized sand theme for a while myself, modified to me, but every now and then you have to have a bit of change :)

  2. The Wayfarer says:

    Switched to the new theme. The ‘sidebar’ stff didn’t shou up until 1/2 way (left) and 2/3 (right) down the page. Using Avant browser (IE based) as always. Other thqan that, it’ll be a decent theme.

  3. The Wayfarer says:

    Now it’s looking good!

  4. Rosemary says:

    It looks nice. Maybe a little darker background would be better. I prefer the grey category. lol. Maybe you could stretch the text?

    BTW, I noticed your live posts on my signs for your blog are not working. They get me here, but I cannot see anything. All it says is your name. What’s up with that? ;)

  5. chrys says:

    I like the simplicity HERE. The background behind the text in “bronze” – The header’s not bad at all! BUT – the BASE backgrounds (too bright sky and too green leaves) aren’t as impressive as one person said maybe REAL DARK or even no pattern in the BASE background – to keep the “busy” out of “business!” You need a more masculine touch! AND – do not need any “fruity” colors! But with my readership of 12 – what do I know!! ;-D

  6. Laurie says:

    I’m using FF at 800 x 600. The regular Journalized Sand theme and Spirit came up in a very skinny column for text in the middle. Then I switched to Journalized Sand Revised which I think I like the best, except I have to scroll just a little bit at this resolution to see both ends of the main text column.

    Using MSIE at 800 x 600, the Journalized Sand theme comes out with the columns a bit jumbled, and a very skinny main text column. With Spirit the main text column is very skinny, readable, but you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the journal before you see anything in the left and right column.

    Sleek I like a lot for readability in either browser, but I guess I’ve gotten used to looking for the stuff in the columns and now I’m not sure where to look for the info without the sidebars.

    So, I guess I would have to say I like using FF at 800 x 600 in the following order:
    1. Journalized Sand Revised
    2. Journalized Sand (maybe because I’m used to it now?)
    3. Sleek
    4. Spirit

    However, all that said…. I have a different resolution set on my computer at work, and I don’t have the skinny column problem there. I use FF mostly there too. So whatever you decide. I used to have Opera but not anymore, so I can’t test with that.

    Okay, did I really just use skinny four times in the same message, and none of it was in reference to Mary Kate Olsen?

  7. Actually, I like your current look, but I understand the need to change from time to time… I guess that’s why I own more than one color shirt. I’ve had the same design on my site, http://www.theflagpole.com since ’01 and although I have played with a number of new designs, I haven’t discovered one that beats what the original design says (to me)… Maybe the emotion of that time still weighs too heavy and I just can’t bring myself to change it. Do what feel right to you.

    Stay safe and keep up the good work,

    Tom