Monday, April 25, 2011

Quick Note About the New Look

Readers who click over to blogger to read Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs probably notice something a little different here today. I done redesigned the blog. It's been long-needed, but I decided to be deliberate about it and not make my move until I was good and ready, and felt I had it right. I think I do.

The image I used in the header comes from the Vintage Dinosaur Art pool. It's by Tom Dunnington, and it's one of my favorite illustrations I've come across since starting the series. Accurate to the way life was lived by the great archosaurs of the Mesozoic? Probably not. But it's true to the various strange ways our relationship with that extinct world manifests itself. Of course, I didn't really overthink it when I chose it. It's just a nifty image and fits the tone of the blog well.

8 comments:

  1. I miss the red background. It definately made your blog unique. Maybe it's just the fact I'm ADD, but I like blogs that are boldly different, and the red set yours apart from the pack (everyone has white or black background blogs these days... boring).

    Do like the banner, though you should try to find someone to draw you a matching or replacement Chasmo.

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  2. Thanks for the comments, all. I'm quite confident with it as a way to refresh the blog, reflect the way it's evolved since it began almost two years ago, and improve readability for those who come here directly.

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  3. It looks great! Fun image on the top, and the retro-feel suits the blog.

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  4. ell, I like it a lot. The background color is very soothing.

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  5. I agree with Traum; I thought the red made this blog very distinctive. And Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs needs a chasmosaurine mascot!

    Not to say I don't like the new design though, I do. And the vintage-style banner represents the content of this blog very well.

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  6. Looks great, David. Love the vintage look.

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