Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It is NEW!!! It is CUSTOM!!! It is AWESOME!!!

As many of you may have noticed, I redesigned my blog yesterday. After many hours (I'm not kidding. I literally spent hours doing it) I finally got everything where it was supposed to be.

I know a lot of people have been adding skins to their blogs with photos, cute wrappings and other designs by using a gadget made by Blogger. Not this guy! Heck no, I set out to change my blog and with the help of PhotoShop, the Internet, and some good ole fashion trial and error you see before you the results.

HTML is a bitch!!! I don't understand it and aside from changing colors on my old blog it isn't that intuitive. I had to find a template I liked, go into the HTML and find the http:/ locations of all of the images linked to the template, save and edit their colors and sizes, and then relink them to a different web page just so the images I created were hosted somewhere that I could link to. The location? Well, I made a blog post at the beginning date of my blog and uploaded all of the images there so I could link to it. So you could say that I fulfilled the "Circle of Life" in my blog.

The trial and error part of Blogger can get really frustrating. After everything you have to do just to get ready, searching the HTML in the blog template is a pain in the motherboard. I don't know how many times I put the wrong image in or had to find a hex color generator to get the right color code to place in here.

All in all, I am pretty happy with the results. After blogging for 4 years, I guess a change was worth the trouble. Now if I can just get more people to read it, I might be moving in the right direction.

That is all,


5 Ripples in the pond:

Addy's Daddy said...

It took me awhile the first time I tried to edit the HTML to change the font style and size on my blog from the template. But that was nothing compared to adding the picture of Addy and me to the background of my page, having it repeat, and then having it not move when you scroll. I feel your HTML pain!

On the flipside, now that I see how that stuff works, it kind of starts to make sense, so hopefully from now on it won't be so damn difficult to change stuff.

Trinity said...

It will be because the next time you edit it will be in months and you will forget everything. At least that's what I did.

Erin said...

Pretty blog. Pretty pretty. I mean...handsome. Handsome and manly.

Now, do you write this just for other people? Or don't you get some self-satisfication from putting your words out there? And do you judge readership solely by comments? You might have all kinds of ghost readers out there that you just don't know about!

Trinity said...

To answer your question, Erin, yes I do sort of write this stuff for other people. I enjoy writing but I can guarantee that I wouldn't have done any of this if I didn't think it might have some entertainment value for other people as well.

Girl Interrupted said...

I like it (even if I do miss the Newt Green) and html is hideous! Three times I've tried to change my layout, spent hours and hours, only to realise it looked exactly the same as when I started. I give up.

Go comment on other blogs, that's guaranteed to get you more readers/comments