Monday, January 21, 2013

New Look!

The blog has a new look, thanks to the powerful graphics ability of local pirate Rixx Javix at Eveoganda.

Let me (and him) know what you think.


  1. Oh wow. That really looks great in real life!!

  2. Can the text for the buttons at the top be changed? The 'Project Athena' text is kind of drowned out when it's not highlighted.

  3. Really nice. I just think this dark grey background color doesn't suit the new background image color theme well. And a new font instead of this generic Arial would also be cool.

  4. Very nice! I don't have a problem with the font but I agree the grey is a bit of a clash and spoils the overall aesthetic.

  5. I've gotten lots of positive comments on Twitter also.

    If you can get ahold of the title bars on the content boxes, if those were blue that would help alot I think.
    I don't think it needs much.

  6. Great new look! congrats!

  7. Great background image, as other have stated the grey doesn't work with the background. Also the background is not centered, while the grey part is, on bigger monitors this looks weird

  8. I really like the new background image. The color scheme does go well with it.

    The width of the layout is kind of messed up. I'm viewing this on a 1280px width laptop screen, and I've still got horizontal scrolling. And the background image isn't wide enough when I throw the browser over to my 1980px-wide monitor. The white menu text at the top kind of blurs in to the lighter parts of the background.

    If you're handy with CSS, there are a few quick fixes:

    For the menu text, applying something like "#PageList1 li a { text-shadow: 0 0 2px black;}" to it would help it be more readable.

    For the background image sizing, "body { background-size: 100%; }" will make it stretch to fit the screen. You can also specify a fixed width and have it centered, but that's a bit more involved.

    For the page layout, just dropping each of the 3 main columns down a bit would do the trick and get you at/around 1000px total width. It looks like with the way your theme is set up, changing the overall width isn't very straightforward.

    I'd be happy to help with any of your web design needs. :)


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