Sunday, September 18, 2005

Blog Template, Again


After looking at it a few times, I do actually agree with some of my readers that the links were a bit difficult to see with the new template. So maybe I will change it again. Reader 'cuz has been kind enough to draft this suggested blog template. What do you think?

20 Comments:

At September 18, 2005 5:34 PM, Blogger Cuz said...

Bear in mind - that took me ten minutes to whip up. If you want me to do a custom job for you, it will look a thousand times better.

 
At September 18, 2005 5:52 PM, Blogger Bom Garfo said...

No doubt that the testsite is "more readable"...

 
At September 18, 2005 6:12 PM, Blogger the adventuress said...

You might want to ditch the "o" with a cross in the circle. It's the symbol of the KKK and other white supremacist groups in the US.

 
At September 18, 2005 6:17 PM, Blogger Stijn said...

It sure is better, but the header shouldn't be that big.

 
At September 18, 2005 6:20 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Irene: I noticed the letters, and believe that symbol should be dropped, yes. Just the picture and some plain letters spelling out "Fjordman" would be nice. I like the colors and the basic set-up, though.

 
At September 18, 2005 6:23 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Ambok: The header could be slightly smaller, yes.

 
At September 18, 2005 6:47 PM, Blogger Cuz said...

"You might want to ditch the "o" with a cross in the circle. It's the symbol of the KKK and other white supremacist groups in the US."

For around a fifteen hundred years before that, it was the symbol of Christianity in Scandinavian and Celtic lands. It is still far more readily recognized as a "Celtic cross" than a symbol of white supremacist nonsense.

 
At September 18, 2005 7:40 PM, Blogger heather said...

It is definitely easier to read, but I prefer your current format. If you could just figure out what to do about the blue links, it would be perfect. I found your blog about two weeks ago, it is one of the best I've read.

 
At September 18, 2005 9:08 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Cuz: Yes, originally it was a normal, Christian symbol. But most people today will have more negative associations with it. I had the same first reaction to it as Irene did. It's like the swastika used by the Nazis, which is an ancient Indian symbol. It can be misinterpreted, and since this is already a controversial blog, I don't need that.

 
At September 18, 2005 9:40 PM, Blogger wilpuri said...

I like it. Some finetuning with the colours to make it more interesting without losing its clear outline. Has my Approval.

 
At September 18, 2005 11:35 PM, Blogger Rick Darby said...

Having just spent most of the day struggling to modify one of Blogger's templates for my own under-construction blog, I know how tiresome all the tweaking can be.

Basically the new look is attractive, more stylish than the previous one. I do think the type, both for the text of the posts and for the links, needs more contrast than the green-on-green provides.

 
At September 18, 2005 11:55 PM, Blogger Ethnocentrist said...

I like the new template as well as the colors. I like the old letter style as well, however you have a point about its new connotation. Maybe you can take the cross out and leave the remainder of the letters as is? Not a tremendously big deal though. As for the picture, it is quite fine, however take a look at this site, coincidentally named "fjordman" as well, from Germany. There are some very nice pictures there of Norway and the fjords. I especially like those 3 stone swords. Overall though, the template is very nice.

http://www.fjordman.de/

 
At September 19, 2005 1:46 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Congrats Fjordman!!!

Goddammit, that's a cool new outlook! I particularly like the logo, and no, I don't mind the "O" resembling a Celtic Cross. Especially not when I'm reading that the Red Cross considers changing its symbol because it might offend "other cultures".

For me, you can keep it up. For the rest: go on man, your voice needs to be heard!

Outlaw Mike, Proud Fleming

 
At September 19, 2005 2:27 AM, Blogger Ole said...

If you could just change the links to a different color, then I prefer what you have. It is easier to read

 
At September 19, 2005 2:56 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

Fjordman

cant see the blue text on the green background. Can you change this? The rest looks good and is pleasing and relaxing - for my eyes anyway.

DP111

 
At September 19, 2005 3:33 AM, Blogger Col. B. Bunny said...

The blue "Fjordman" is excellent. All your template lacks now is a periscope of an Al Qaida submarine in the fjord there.

 
At September 19, 2005 5:28 AM, Blogger GunJam said...

fjordman: It'll do: Now: Please get on with the show! We read you for your content -- not your "body"! (smile) -- gunjam

 
At September 19, 2005 5:35 AM, Blogger Mike H. said...

I like the celtic cross in the name in the picture. All of the styles that you've shown are good for for me. The only thing that I had trouble with was the blue on green link.

 
At September 19, 2005 6:56 AM, Blogger ik said...

I can tell you one thing that a lot of people will not want to go to sites wth colored pages when browsing at work. Black text on white background can be comfortably accessed from work.

Other than that content is the only thing that matters for me.

 
At September 19, 2005 7:01 AM, Blogger Renwaa said...

Love both the new looks, but would go with the black/white layout. It looks professional and crisp.

I faithfully read a few different sites every day--LFG, Right Nation, Boortz, Rush Limbaugh and yours.

Keep up the great work!

 

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