In response to a request to make text links more readable, I took the plunge and clicked the "update blog template" button, the one I've been ignoring for years. My apologies for not seeing the low contrast issue earlier. For me all the links were always visited, and stood out vividly. I never got to see the pallor of the unvisited links.
As you may be able to see, beyond adding a background (ten Internet points to anyone who knows where it is), I haven't done anything other than click that Update Template link, so all the customization this blog once had is now lost. That's why I delayed so long. Let me know if there is any part of the old sidebar you're going to miss, and especially if the colours and layout are now more pleasing or at least more functional. What did you like more or less about the old one?
Edit: It would help if I put some links in it for you to see, wouldn't it? Here's an old article on fancy paint jobs. Here's an accident involving a pilot with multiple fake licences and no evidence of a real one.
Here's to a good--is it the weekend yet? Checks. Nope. Here's to a good rest of the week to everyone.
I like it.
But then again, I liked the old version as well. It's the content that matters.
Seems that it's more function over form for me either way.
The links are a lot more readable, though. Thanks.
Works for me down in au.
In passing thanks for your blog.
I like it, seems a bit easier on the eyes.
No idea where the background is from but it looks sweet!
Looks good to me, using Chrome as a browser. Perfectly functional. As Sean said, it's the content that matters.
I liked the old format (never had problem seeing links) but the new one is fine too. The content is most important to me, and I want to say again that I'm so happy whenever I see a new post in my RSS feed (what will I do without Google Reader come July).
10 internet points for the Be
New version is fine, I liked the old...but then again, I fear change.
Glad to see you posting again, makes those months of clicking on a sleeping blog feel worthwhile when it springs back to life. Wish I could say the same with mine.
I'm in desperate need of some internet points, having been swindled out of the last of mine in an elaborate 419 scam. I'm going to guess somewhere in the vicinity of Male?
The image is called Bering Sea so I'm going to go with that!
Old post I know, just working my way backwards through the archives.
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