January 27, 2010
I've had this blog up and running for roughly three weeks now. According to Google Analytics, apparently there are 60-70 of y'all who stop by on a fairly regular basis, which is at least 3-4 times what I expected this early in the process. Hopefully I've entertained you to some degree!
I openly admit I am a novice with what a lot of bloggers take for granted when it comes to formatting and web design. A lot of formatting and design have turned out to be pretty intuitive, or can be learned by following examples from a variety of sources, or by simple trial and error. But I appreciate your patience with me as I get things squared away.
All that being said, I certainly welcome comments and suggestions from readers as to things they don't like, or things they think could be improved upon with this blog. The layout and design features you see now were essentially selected by me after a lot of trial and error, with the final product being simply what looked good to my eye. But, that doesn't mean the rest of you agree with my decisions.
In a recent post, an anonymous commentor posted the following suggestion:
Hint: This black text on dark grey background doesn't work very well on some displays.My response was:
What kind of displays are you referencing? I've viewed the blog on four different computers (all using IE7 or IE8), and my iTouch (presumably Safari?), and have not noticed a problem. I went with the current color scheme in part because I felt it was less stressful to the eye than the usual "black on white" set up. But if readability is a common problem, I would be happy to play around with the color schemes and see if I can improve readability.I would welcome any other comments or suggestions as to layout and design flaws any of you may find. For example:
I'm designating this blog post as my "official" Comment Box for all non-content related suggestions and complaints. Since I am somewhat a newbie with tech stuff, if your comment is technical in nature or requires a technical fix, please be as specific as possible in providing me as much technical detail as you may know, or a suggestion as to resources I can consult to better understand the issue.
All suggestions and criticisms are welcome--if I don't know something bugs you, I can't fix it. Of course, I may or may not act on your suggestions. Please do not be offended if I decline a particular suggestion; at the end of the day, it still is my blog, and I have to be satisfied with the final product that y'all see.
Thanks again in advance for all of your suggestions!