19 December 2011

Revamp

I stuck with the original Blogger interface from June 2005 until now and probably would have continued to work with that familiar friend till they buried me beneath the sod. However, unwelcome things kept happening. Facilities I had been used to kept dropping away. It seemed like the time had come to be converted. So I pressed the necessary keys and tabs and before you knew it the old blogface was gone - along with links to favourite blogs and my visitor counter.

A feeling of panic ensued but was shortlived as I set about picking a new appearance for this humble blog. Some of my former favourite blogs had become stagnant anyway - like abandoned goldrush towns so it was probably time for a clean up. I'm rather proud of the fact that in the last six and half years "Yorkshire Pudding" has been visited over 210,000 times. Blogger's in-built statistical counter didn't appear to go back as far as my old counters had done. 210,000! Once I stood in the old Wembley Stadium when it was filled to capacity. All my blog visitors would fill two stadiums though admittedly many of them would be clones.

Imagine that - three rows of identical Senator Bragues, a whole section of Welsh Jennys, a pressbox filled with identical Lancashire Parrots. What a nightmare!

HTML jiggerypokery is not something I take to very readily. It's for nerds and computer boffins. Nonetheless, I managed to insert a new visitor counter. Lord knows how long it will last before the company that hosts it start asking for money.

One could spend hours fiddling around with design templates, customising features, changing text size and colour but for the time being at least I am rather happy with my new unfussy design. I think posting will be easier now and I hope that you - dear and valued reader also approve of the new design. If you are in the mood to do so, please give me feedback. Thank you.

14 comments:

  1. I love the new look.....
    and to answer your comment on my blog

    YP
    MY LATEST BOOK IS
    men are from mars
    women are from venus
    and POOFs are from PLUTO
    x

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  2. No John! Poofs are from North Africa. You can buy them from the souks there. They're made of leather and you stuff them with newspapers when you get home. I have also seen poofs in the furniture section of John Lewis (i.e. Cole Brothers).

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  3. oh boy... seriously We have been looking for a poof for the living room!!!!

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  4. I like it, particularly the header font (60px 'Luckiest Guy' I note in a computer nerdish sort of way).

    I also appreciate it that the post headings on your home page now link to the individual post which makes it a lot easier to link back to your blog.

    It was a more complicated procedure before. I had to find the post I wanted tio link to on your home page, click on the comments, then click on the date reference there to take me to it.

    I can see you're glazing over now, but trust me, it is better.

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  5. It's clear and easy to read - I like it! But come on, now, YP, your photo needs an update - - I know that's how you used to look but I bet you've changed since it was taken!

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  6. I noticed the change yesterday and almost commented about it on your previous post ("Farewell") but figured that if you didn't mention it, I wouldn't either.

    Now you have mentioned it, so I am mentioning it too.

    It has a very calming effect, beige.

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  8. Very easy on the eye.

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  9. Lovely! Very grown-up and sophisticated without being boring like the old one was. I agree with SP re the linking back and with Daphne are the photo. Come on, let's have a real one!

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  10. Nice wallpaper giving it a very Wallace & Gromit look - which I like :)

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  11. Yes I do like it... very much! I have not been game to change over as I thought I might lose everything but perhaps I'll have a dabble... after Christmas when there is time to dabble again!
    cheers

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  12. Yes I do like it... very much! I have not been game to change over as I thought I might lose everything but perhaps I'll have a dabble... after Christmas when there is time to dabble again!
    cheers

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  13. It's ok. Reminds me of someone's living room.

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  14. I agree with Brian. Very WallaceandGromitty. All you need now is a soundtrack to go with it... like an accordion playing something off 'The King and I'.
    Started packing yet?

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