Friday, January 16, 2009

New Blog Format! Squee!

I'm so excited to have upgraded my blog from the standard two column layout to this nifty new three column dealio thanks to the code on the Random Bytes Blog (she's got lots of great templates so be sure to check it out). It would have been quite simple to do if I actually read through all of the information first so I knew to expect that the majority of my widgets would disappear with the upgrade. What actually happened: I did the upgrade, saw that most of my widgets disappeared, tried to upload my back up of the original blog, and then all Hell broke loose. After much fooling around (and more patience than I usually have for something like this), I managed to get the three column layout up again and then have spent a good amount of time today adding in the widgets that I could remember. . . If I had a link to you on the previous incarnation of my blog, but don't now please let me know. I either haven't gotten to adding you back yet or just forgot to since I didn't realize I would have to do that. Sigh. It's very uncharacteristic of me to not read through all of the information first before acting. I still have some more work to do (Where the Hell did I get the flickr widget code from?! How do I get rid of the double lines between widgets on the right? etc. etc.), but in general I'm really happy with the new look.

Oh, and while you're here. . . I've got that Follow This Blog widget over there on the left and it's looking a little sad. Come on and give a girl some love. (puppy dog eyes. . .)

8 comments:

The Green Cat said...

The new layout is nice but the white text on black background kills my eyes. Good thing I usually read your blog in my Google Reader rather than coming over to the source.

Athena's Armoury said...

Thanks, Cat. Those colors hadn't changed from the original format. Maybe I'll play around with that a little bit. . .

Youvegotmaille said...

Looks great! I kept changing my format for the holidays but I got so tired of redoing widgets that I think I'm sticking with what I've got. Forever. Ha, like I could do that... someone who changes her desktop wallpaper daily.

There's a standard Flickr widget in blogspot's arsenal, or you can go into Flickr, pick one of your sets, then click "Slideshow" and hunt the html there.

jewelstreet said...

I love the look! You seem to have figured it out a little more than I. Mine is all fat, and yours is nicely proportioned.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Wow it looks great! I'm dying to try but would faint if I had to redo everything

*shakes*

(I recently lost my hard drive so I've been redoing a lot lately!)

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Love the new look! Congrats on taking the time to be patient and working through it! It will be worth it!

Athena's Armoury said...

Still working on adding stuff back. I wish I wrote down all of my widget info before I switched over. gah...

sewitsforyou said...

ohh I know I tired to change my blog over once and it was cray madness....I will have to wait when I can have a professional helpme. I like the new layout btw.