Another evening of blog work comes to an end

By March 5, 2008Blogging

Thanks for all your feedback – really.

And nobody liked the grainy orange-red London overview!

Not even my wife.

So I changed it for the black and white one you see above, which I like a lot more – but it still takes up too much space, and I will keep looking for a better one. All suggestions welcome – I’ll think about anything, but my inclination is to stay with a picture or photo that is distinctively London. It needs to be short and fat as well – approx 1,300 pixels by 150.

I’ve updated the captcha system, so let me know if there are any problems with that. I know some Safari users have had issues in the past.

Finally I’ve added TwitterTools to the sidebar and updated the mybloglog and RSS subscription widgets – both look much better now.

I haven’t quite finished tinkering yet, and will try to improve the definition between the header, sidebars and main post area.

  • Hi Nic,

    Looking good!

    I have this awesome London silhouette (http://www.flickr.com/photos/r1g2b3/1243522696/) that I’ve been looking for a use for and thought this may be it, but alas it’s not great once cropped down. Feel free to use http://aycu05.webshots.com/image/46364/2003625881222636179_rs.jpg if you’d like it for your header.

    But… I just tried it with a different shot, and coloured blue it goes well with your orange logo… I like this more:
    http://tinyurl.com/2vblly

    (images edited with pixenate.com)

  • Hi Nic,

    Looking good!

    I have this awesome London silhouette (http://www.flickr.com/photos/r1g2b3/1243522696/) that I’ve been looking for a use for and thought this may be it, but alas it’s not great once cropped down. Feel free to use http://aycu05.webshots.com/image/46364/2003625881222636179_rs.jpg if you’d like it for your header.

    But… I just tried it with a different shot, and coloured blue it goes well with your orange logo… I like this more:
    http://tinyurl.com/2vblly

    (images edited with pixenate.com)

  • nic

    Thanks Robin. I like the second picture a lot and will have a play to see if I can make it work. Thanks again.

  • nic

    Thanks Robin. I like the second picture a lot and will have a play to see if I can make it work. Thanks again.

  • np.

    P.S. I love the relevant Capchas. Asked for EQUITY… now VENTURE on this comment.

  • np.

    P.S. I love the relevant Capchas. Asked for EQUITY… now VENTURE on this comment.

  • chris h

    Hi Nic
    Only way I can put this: doesn’t the gherkin look a bit, well, phallic?

    Probably my twisted perspective but thought I better mention it.

    Love the blog.

    Cheers

    Chris

  • chris h

    Hi Nic
    Only way I can put this: doesn’t the gherkin look a bit, well, phallic?

    Probably my twisted perspective but thought I better mention it.

    Love the blog.

    Cheers

    Chris

  • The reason i come to your blog – to read the great stuff you write – is almost all ‘below the fold’ (digital parlance for needing to scroll to see it). So I would consider reducing the image height to around 120. The good news is you’ve chosen a skyline which lends itself naturally to a horizontal format…

    PS: I would consider putting the sunglasses back on 😉

  • The reason i come to your blog – to read the great stuff you write – is almost all ‘below the fold’ (digital parlance for needing to scroll to see it). So I would consider reducing the image height to around 120. The good news is you’ve chosen a skyline which lends itself naturally to a horizontal format…

    PS: I would consider putting the sunglasses back on 😉

  • Alexis d’Amecourt

    Much improved over the orange blur. Really starting to look good.

    Alexis

  • Alexis d’Amecourt

    Much improved over the orange blur. Really starting to look good.

    Alexis

  • The current picture is a true representation of london, i think it's great now. I couldn't see the old one coz i've just discovered ur blog.