Sunday, June 10, 2012

All Clean (sort of)

I did it! It all started with a gentle nudge over Skype that I should shave the beard ("You need to trim back the beard, Bushman" is kinda how it sounded). I knew she was right and before you know it, one thing led to another and all sorts of changes occurred. The beard was shaved, a squirrel and two well-fed pigeons were rendered homeless, and even Twist of Liam ended up getting a spruce up as well! Not bad for a day and a half. By the way, if anyone is looking for a squirrel or well-fed pigeons, let me know.

The design was getting tired and, when I looked at all the fancy fonts and images you are all using from I-don't-know-where, I have to admit I felt just a weeeee bit jealous. Okay, a LOT jealous. So what's a guy to do? This is what a guy is to do:

1. Don't ask anyone for help. That is imperative. To do so would surely only make things go faster, smoother, and all-round better.
2. Fiddle delicately with swatches and fonts. Eenie, meenie, minie, not that one. (by the way, does anyone actually know how to spell minie?)
3. Tinker around with what vague idea comes to his mind. "Yep it will be green and lave a lime. Let's do it."
4. Pretend not to see what time it is and how long he has spent on that vague idea.
5. Close his eyes, cross his fingers, hope for the best, and brace for impact. Hit "save".

...6. Tell everyone about it because I did it! Err, I mean HE did it! Way to go Generic Male Example Guy!

So with the new design, I rethought  the description that was along the top and I think the rewrite is a lot more inline with what has been and will continuing to happen on this site. No, not the extended unexplained absences, silly. The general commentary and reflection, sprinkled with neat-o ideas for anyone who hasn't thought of it already.

I hope you like it. It's a bit less "in your face" and a bit more...je ne sais quoi. The words that come to my mind sound like I'm promoting a summer beverage.

Fresh, cool, clean, and inviting. Just pour yourself a glass, add vodka, and you have the perfect summer cocktail! Or enjoy it without the alcohol - totally your decision (but most of you ARE on holidays now... and the rest of us could probably use a drink...).



Hope you enjoy the new design and I didn't just lose all my readers!


BY THE WAY, A while back a gentleman commented on my site about the design. If he ever revisits this site, I hope he approves. 

13 comments:

  1. congrats! blog design is something I DEFinitely could not do..i LOATHE html codes....

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  2. Love the new design, and I'm impressed that you did it yourself! I'm currently having someone redesigning my blog for me, because there's no way I could do it myself...

    Kara
    Spedventures

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  3. HTML...I'm not sure if I did it right then... :P

    I'm glad you both like it. If I could afford it, I would give you both prizes for commenting.

    Liam

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  4. VERY nice!!

    Terri (FL, USA)

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  5. Hi Liam:

    I like the new design! My favorite part is the squiggly lines in the blog header (Neat-O!)
    Looks great!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  6. Your new site design looks great! I started following when I saw your classroom pics floating around on Pinterest {the shelves behind your whiteboards are AMAZING}. I've never commented before because I didn't have my own blog... but I do NOW :)


    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  7. Thanks Teri and Kim! I'm glad you like the new header. Its my favourite part, just beating out the clean font and colour scheme.

    Kate, I'm glad you like what you've seen. I didn't even know I had been Pinned!

    Liam

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    1. You can see what has been pinned from your site by checking http://pinterest.com/source/nameofyourblog. For example, here is what has been pinned from your site! http://pinterest.com/source/twistofliam.blogspot.com/

      Kate
      EduKate and Inspire

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  8. It looks wonderful!!! I love the new look. :)

    M

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  9. I love it Liam and I agree with Kim--those lines at the top look so cool!! Congrats, it's fab!

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    1. Thanks! I didn't realise the header lines would be such a hit!

      惄 Liam
      Ⓣwist ⓞf Ⓛiam

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  10. I love the new look - it's actually easier to read! But the best part is having new posts! Congratulations all around! (The long absence from your fiancee will be hard, but it will prove your relationship in the end. Hang in there!)

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    1. Thanks! the response has been unanimously positive! I was put off by the amount of work I knew it would involve but now that its done, I'm glad I did it!

      惄 Liam
      Ⓣwist ⓞf Ⓛiam

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