Image by melolou via Flickr
I have been considering a change to the template over at Ruminations of a Small Town Mountain Boy. I have had complaints from a few people, mainly my Mother and a few others. It seems that the dark background and white font is difficult to read for some.
In an effort to make things better, I spent close to four hours checking out templates on line. I found about 30 I liked and down loaded. From them, I’ve narrowed it down to 5 I really like. I’m going to create a few test blogs, and will see which templates work out best. Some of them are harder to tweak than others, but I love a challenge so I’ll be digging in and see what I can come up with. Now you all know how much I love doing this type of thing. My goodness how many times have I changed the template over there?
I thrive on playing in the code, and trying to make it do what I want. Besides, I’ve learned a few tricks lately about how to make a template more browser friendly. When I get two or three ready, I’ll put up a poll on Ruminations for reader feedback.
I’m still working on an idea of how to set up my blog roll so it doesn’t slow the page load down so much. I will probably remove the BlogCataog widget, and MyBlogLog recent views widget. They play a large part in the slow load. I can use the buttons to meet their requirements and still keep things loading with reasonable speed. There are a few other widgets that slow things down, and I’m struggling over a decision about them.
Kel, you don’t have to tell me I’m a little crazy, because I already know LOL.