May 01, 2008

Change is Good?

Change. It's inevitable, right? Well, at least for this blog it is. I got ambitious this evening and decided to try for a new look. It took a few hours of experimenting and code-tweaking, but I think I finally found a new style that sorta works for me.

Of course, all I really ended up doing was changing the colors, the title graphic and the rearranged the stuff over on the right. But it does give the whole thing a much different feel. I'm still not convinced about the new title graphic. I sorta already miss that whole "liberal" definition thing. But I did stick in an Ed Abbey quote over to the right, so maybe that's all it needs for now. Anyway, what do you think? Of course, that question only applies if you've actually visited my blog before, so if you haven't feel free to pretend you have. Either way, I think I'm going to keep it this way for a little while at least. Not sure when I'll find the motivation to go through all that again.

On another note, I convinced Sonja that she really wants to go to Madera Canyon with me this weekend to see all the cool birds I saw last week. We'll be leaving Saturday and returning Sunday. A quick trip, but it should be long enough for both of us to add more lifers to our lists. I'm still hoping for a Red-faced Warbler. This time, at least, you can be damn sure I'll remember the battery for the camera. Of course, I'll probably forget our binocs instead...

4 comments:

Patrick Belardo said...

Madera Canyon... drool...

The new look is sweet!

Steve said...

looks exactly the same to me in my RSS reader.

seriously though - why not a real wondering tattler in the header graphic? granted it's not a pretty red bird like the one you chose. is that one of your pics? and what type of bird is it anyway?

i do like it though. feels cleaner.

P. Ollig said...

Cleaner is definitely what I was going for. I think it feels softer and gentler, too.

Yep, I took that picture of a Vermilian Flycatcher here at Montezuma Well. And if you can find a decent photo of a Wandering Tattler that I can use (copyright issues, you know), then I'll do it. But you're right, they're not as pretty as the VEFL.

And you're welcome to join us in Madera Canyon, Patrick! We could use your help trying to find a Montezuma Quail and a Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher.

janine renslow said...

I like the new look too...although I would have chosen MAUVE & LAVEVDAR for the background colors myself...ONE SUGGESTION THOUGH....
take out the pic of you with snow in your hair in Alaska & put in one of you in your RANGER PAUL uniform!!! I have the COOLEST one of you that Sarah took while we visited...actually you have it too on the PIC-CD we sent you... the muscle man one!!! :o)