This is what I did so far on the redesign. Nothing is final yet, (for one thing, I may do a different kind of leading between the buttons) but I really, truly am sick of pastels. I snagged these colors directly off a couple of medieval stained glass windows — I love stained glass, especially that which was done with the limited color palette of the Middle Ages. I’ll work on this as I can — the link will stay good, so if you’re curious about how the work is coming, go ahead and bookmark it.
Comments are left in place intentionally. Will be happy to hear opinions.
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Tuesday, November 30 2004 @ 06:01 AM CST
colors for each button, with the hue and tone colors saved for
highlighting. Because I do the main site with SSI, setting up
alternate backgrounds for sections and then messing around with
them to get the right contrast (pretty + easy on the eyes) is trivial.
One <1kb file changes the background color for an entire section,
and can be swapped out repeatedly without requiring a reload/
reformat of every page in the section.
Monday, November 29 2004 @ 10:09 PM CST
I love it how dream weaver makes it so easy to update a whole site. Such a time saver!
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Monday, November 29 2004 @ 06:47 PM CST
It’s hard to judge background without its significant text other.. but the fading buttons are definitely nice. Esp. the ‘SiteMap’ and ‘Diary’ ones. I just hope that your Silent Bounce colours won’t change too soon. The violet bars in here please the iris much.
Take care. And good luck with all yer creative missions. 🙂
Monday, November 29 2004 @ 06:45 PM CST
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Oh, and talking of sneaking… can I just sneak in a little comment about MIDNIGHT RAIN? I read it last week, it was so engrossing I actually read it right away! And well, Holly, I loved it! It was so full of suspense that I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what would happen next… and the two characters (main POVs) were very likeable. I cared so much about their ordeal it was another reason I had to push on. It was a lovely book, thank you for sharing such a wonderful story w/ us.
Monday, November 29 2004 @ 01:30 PM CST
I’m not sure I agree re: the light blue background, but non-white is good (having some color to the background seems to be easier on my eyes than plain white).
Monday, November 29 2004 @ 01:19 PM CST
On the whole, very attractive. I look forward to its eventual unveiling.
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if you’re interested and don’t think i’m completely mad in asking my email address is: email@example.com
my web page. www.sally-stephenson.co.uk (new layout currently under construction tho)
either way, love the blog, love the site and hoping to get a copy of MR for xmas