Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Somewhat New Look

So something went a little haywire with my blog for awhile and it gave me the chance to learn some HTML in my attempt to fix the problem. And a little knowledge is a dangerous thing for me. It's always bothered me that the Blogger margins for this particular template are huge. I've got a lot to say. (Usually, way too much. Verbosity is my curse. Like right now, for example, I don't really need this parenthetical at all.) And because I have a lot to say, my posts would stretch on and on down the page and I just knew that, like me, some people would scroll down and say, "The hell with it."

So now I've tricked you. I changed the margins. There were compensations. With the exception of the sidebar, I no longer have those spiffy round corners. (And don't think the lack of consistency doesn't bother me. I may yet have to remove the sidebar curves as well.) But what I do have is space, glorious space! So now my posts will stretch on and on horizontally and that image in the header is even more warped than it was before.

This is what happens when I have time off.

7 comments:

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Couldn't help myself. Rounded corners have all been obliterated.

Anita said...

Yeah, I like the wider margins. It does makes the post look less intimidating.

coloradomatty said...

The standard, narrow post area was one of the reasons I switched from Blogger to Wordpress (for exactly the same reason that you disliked it... verbosity in the extreme. I think I've carried this parenthetical on long enough to have successfully piggybacked on your original gag).

I've started playing with HTML on my new site but honestly I'm too intimidated. I know I'm likely to blow something up.

DebraLSchubert said...

Nice look, Murph! Tis the season for new beginnings. You've done yourself proud. (And, yes, I love those long, leisurely parenthetical sentences that have no purpose other than to lengthen your comment.)

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

MG Higgins said...

I've had the same irritating problem with my margins. Maybe I'll play with my html too. Isn't time off the best? (I'd join the Parenthetical Society but they're very indirect.)

Heather Lane said...

Teach me, Sensei (although I'm not sure I could manage the change. I'd probably make my blog disappear).

Kelly said...

Nice, subtle change.