Monday, July 2, 2007

New Color Scheme for OC Domer

You may have noticed a modified look for the OC Domer today. Although I love blogger as an easy-to-use, relatively hassle-free interface, I have been a little bothered by a couple of issues. First, the number of available templates in "New Blogger" (XML) is pretty limited. I picked the current template because it was the closest fit to what I wanted out of the very few choices available. But I've never been completely happy with the colors, as they weren't quite "Notre Dame" enough for me. So I finally sat down and edited the colors of all the page elements so that they look more like the traditional blue, gold, and green that Fighting Irish fans are used to. Although I'm sure I will still tinker with it, I'm much happier with the new colors than I was with the old. What do you think?

The other issue I have had is the width of the main column for posts. It's too narrow! I want to figure out a way to make the main posting area wider, but I'll need to do some more research to figure out how to edit the template without messing the whole thing up. If anyone can point me to a simple "how to" on this topic, I'd be really grateful.

The last issue I have had is that I would like to put a photo in the main header to dress the blog up a bit. From my limited research this seems like it would be fairly simple, but I haven't sweated it too much yet since I'm not sure what photo/artwork I want to use yet.


Sir John said...

Most of the blogs are narrow, good luck if you can widen them. I myself prefer screen to screen, but that's a picky thing Looks good so far.

carms said...

I like the new color scheme. I hope to have a new design for NDLNA by the end of July. Wish I could help the page width and header graphic, but I'm not familiar with the blogger software.

Go Irish!