Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog template/layout

Well, it's been a while since I've looked at my blog on the actual page. I read my own posts via an aggregate Reader and so I miss the formatting. Imagine my surprise when I hit my page today and noticed a lot of the formatting/images were broken or missing.

I've been using a "free template" for the past year or so. I'm not sure if the free place has gone down altogether or not. So, for now, I just want to apologize for people who may read things on my actual blog site...I'll spend some time over the coming days/weeks getting the formatting right.

Although, this has brought up a question in my mind as far as how much of a priority this would be. So, I've added a little poll in my sidebar. Yes, I acknowledge that in order to actually view this poll you have to click through to the blog which seems almost counterproductive to the poll...but it was the quickest/easiest way to do this.

So, please click through and take the poll to fulfill my curiosity. Also, I'm curious if anybody has any recommendations on free blogger templates that are kind of cool. I could get ambitious and try to code my own...but I feel like I've got other higher priorities and so I haven't yet bothered to learn the syntax/requirements.



Brian Miller said...

i hit the page ( i voted). i like a clean page...but that is me...

Okie said...

Thanks Brian. :)

I for cleanliness as well. I like to have some "style" for those who actually visit...but I don't enjoy overkill which is why 90% of the blogs I read, I only read via an RSS reader which strips out all of the extras.

In addition to general styling, I've played with a bunch of "sidebar" stuff...some of which is interesting, much of which isn't and should probably just be removed. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I usw Google Reader, but I always click over to the blog page to read and comment. I like seeing the actual blog.