So following on from the videos that I put on my Miniature Adventures Channel I decided my blog was long overdue for a bit of TLC. Some of the widgets down the sidebar had stopped working, the Pages needed updating, and a friend of mine pointed out there wasn't even a 'Follow this Blog' button on my site. Much of this seems to have stemmed from the Theme Template I have been using. It worked a treat years ago when I started using it, but over time it has got more buggy and less user-friendly.
Thankfully changing to a new theme is a doddle in Blogger and after a little bit of personalisation, I have settled on the 'new' look for the blog. All the old content is still available and I have been able to bring back some of the widgets that had stopped working, including a proper Blogroll. I've even managed to add a 'Contact Me' form as I have had several people try to make contact via the Comments which can be a bit hit-and-miss.
There may be a few small changes over the next week or so, as I start to update and refresh some of the Pages which have been a little neglected. Once upon a time, you could only have ten pages, but now the sky is the limit, so I will be adding a few more with themed galleries of periods I collect or specific projects. I hope you like the new look and please, get in touch and let me know what you think.
Cool. Do you think my blog needs a refresh? Asking, because I'm happy with how it looks, but perhaps my readers would prefer a new look.ReplyDelete
It will be the same old content though; you know, mechs, cybertanks, aliens, mechs, and more mecha goodness than you can shake a stick at.
It is the way. I have spoken.
I like the look of your blog...it's very clearly Paint it Pink! I love the look of your Mechs btw. Very cool.Delete
Thank you for the kind words. I tend to doubt myself. It's a bad habit.Delete
Great change, and it works much better for me.ReplyDelete
I appreciate the blog roll too.
I really liked the 'Magazine' format of the old theme, but in the end too many bits of the old template were not working. Asking Google to fix bugs is like getting blood from a stone.Delete
Yeah, they are more likely to just dump the service entirely...Delete
Always nice to have refresh from time to time. Looking good Lee.ReplyDelete
Its been a years since I last had a change around and it has given me an excuse to revive a few things.Delete
That's better, sorry but I was never keen on your old format, it was very clinical and lacked the personal touch, glad you've seen the light and come back to the old ways once again ol' chap.ReplyDelete
I liked the Magazine format, but even I was getting frustrated at all the bits that didn't work properly and were never getting fixed.Delete
I prefer this style too. Never got the hang of the Mag Style and it was harder to navigate.ReplyDelete
I love the new look :) It's visually pleasing, clear and I love the colour scheme/theme. Colorful enough to pop, neutral enough to blend into the background when you've got image content.ReplyDelete
PS I am Voorheesretro81 on Youtube (no idea if the connected accounts show) just to put a youtuber to a blog xD.