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Did Things

Did, I did.

I took out all the trash, and put the Christmas trees and decorations in the basement. Looked at the backyard and thought about doing yardwork.

Laughed heartily.

Bought grocery-like substances this morning. Er. This morning at 2:00 p.m. But soon after I woke up, is the point.

Redesigned S/X & Violence. It looks all... arial-y now. Actually, it looks kinda like an LJ page.



Okay, brought to my attention that black text on blue backround isn't precisely easy reading for some people (my own colorblindness is in the red/brown zone, so I never think of problems with blue.) Problem is, I have a limited colour palette to work from if I want to keep it all coordinated with the logo picture.

So -- the index page has Spikehair-blond (TM) for its content-background and the sidebar headers, and a stormy blue for links. All of the other pages have my original redesign setup, which is the stormy blue as the background, still with the blond sidebar headers, and ice blue for links.

Preferences? Suggestions?


2002-01-27 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Redesigned S/X & Violence. It looks all... arial-y now. Actually, it looks kinda like an LJ page.

Just one teensy tiny whinge - the black on blue means I can't read the text without highlighting it. Sure, I had to do it before, and I coped, but lately it seems like I have to do that with many pages. Ignore me, I'm just having a grumble :^)

-getting back in my box-



2002-01-27 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Try the main page now -- does that colour combo work? (Of course, that gives you blue links on black for the sidebar...)

I'm limited to a set of about five/six colours, unfortunately, if I want to go with matching the logo picture, which is what I'm trying to do. Black (Xander's hair and Spike's jacket), maroon (Xander's sweater), yellowish (Spike's hair) and blue (the sky). If I stretch credulity, I can get two shades of blue from the sky -- dark, and light-which-is-really-the-clouds-which-should-be-white-but-aren't. And the new text-backround on the main page is flesh-tone.

(That's actually a graphic, which means I can change all the pages at once. Since I didn't use cascading stylesheets, however, I can't do the same with the link colours. Have to change each page by hand.)


2002-01-28 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Addendum - no, the flesh tone was icky. It looked okay when I took an actual sample from Spike's face and recoloured the background graphic, but the closest webcolor for the sidebar headers was far too dark-orangey. So now it's spikehair-blond.

Anybody? Index for possibility 2, any other page for the orginal redesign.


2002-01-28 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

have to say I prefer the original redesign - the blue/black/pale blue. But then I find pale (but not white) on black the easiest combination for large amounts of text on screen, so have my own set of biases here.

I really do like the blue though - very pretty