Monday 12 September 2011

New! Improved! Different!

I've changed the look of the blog.

I've been meaning to do it for a while.  The lovely Jamie designed me a new, ALFie header and sent it to me two months ago.  I loved it of course.  Not least because he did it completely off his own back and didn't ask me or charge me or anything.  I love getting unexpected gifts.

Anyway.  The previous blog template was put together by me using a program called Artisteer, so I tried uploading the new header using that.  It didn't work.  I tried it again.  It didn't work again.  Eventually I swore at Artisteer and slammed my laptop shut.

Then I went to Scotland and London and fanned around a bit and did nothing more about it.

Until tonight, when I thought, that header is just too good for me to waste.  Besides, it's a bit rude of me not to use it.

And so I just used one of Bloggers Blog-standard templates and fiddled with it a bit and after a lot more swearing, I got it working.

So here we are.  The blog now features its very own ALF.  Plus it has the smiley train. And the man giving his boyfriend a bunch of flowers.

I'm still not 100% sure about the background though.  That may change.

I hope you like it.  Actually a part of me doesn't care if you don't: it's my blog and I can do what I like on it.  But I'm also quite needy and crave positive feedback (did I mention I'm on pills?) so if you do like it, let me know.  And let Jamie know.  He's also quite needy.

1 comment:

Andy Howe said...

It's good, like it, the header is a bit like 1970's Merseyside PTE, and works well, cool.

The Charles Holden stuff is good too, I love the architecture & design, and Gill Sans lettering, and Harry Becks Underground Map, great stuff :-)