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Old 01-04-2005, 01:46 AM   #1
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Blogging the Blog
Ive recently started a blog. Been updating it a lot as well. To begin with, I really hated the standard free blog templates. So I set out on a quest to design my own.

I believe it turned out very well, still needs some work in a couple of areas. But I want to see what you guys think of its design.

You can check it out >here<

Tell me what you think...
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:23 AM   #2
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Tee hee! McBlog sounds funny!
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:55 AM   #3
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This.....Is the saga.....of Bloggin.....the Blog
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:01 PM   #4
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This.....Is the saga.....of Bloggin.....the Blog
Truly helpful
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:40 PM   #5
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Whats a Blog?
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Old 01-07-2005, 01:21 AM   #6
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Whats a Blog?
A weB LOG. A journal.

Here's a popular hosting site, read some stuff about them:
www.blogger.com

Here's mine:
Dream Diary

There are blogs... about everything you can imagine.
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Old 01-07-2005, 01:59 AM   #7
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Keeping a dream diary is a pretty good idea, I would have never thought anyone would post thier dreams online..
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:26 AM   #8
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Keeping a dream diary is a pretty good idea, I would have never thought anyone would post thier dreams online..
... that's why I keep it. I study dreams.
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:37 AM   #9
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The orange gets irritating after awhile.

But then again I don't read personal blogs, no offense.
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:58 AM   #10
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Bah... me no like "blog" name/word.

If you're going to read one... read this:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/kim_jong_il__/
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:34 PM   #11
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The orange gets irritating after awhile.
Yeah, the orange-colored text kinda looks a little intense against the gray background. I suggest changing the color.
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:14 PM   #12
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Guess you guys don't notice all the orange-on-gray of this very site.
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Old 01-08-2005, 01:15 AM   #13
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The orange-on-gray on this site (3D Realms) is only for the hyperlinks in the forums and various graphics throughout the site. It isn't as intense and doesn't hurt the eyes.
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:47 AM   #14
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Well, I ended up changing the style anyway.
Im trying so many different designs...

Any opinions on the new one?
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:12 AM   #15
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Well, I ended up changing the style anyway.
Im trying so many different designs...

Any opinions on the new one?
It's much more clear now comparing to the other one but it's also a bit too gay now.

Then again, are you going to be serious or is that intentional?
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:12 PM   #16
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Well, I ended up changing the style anyway.
Im trying so many different designs...

Any opinions on the new one?
It's much more clear now comparing to the other one but it's also a bit too gay now.

Yeah, it is. The design of the old one was fine, you should've just changed the font color.
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:38 AM   #17
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Well, I changed it again, now its very very green. Im quite happy with this new one.

However, I plan to redo that grunge one and put it back when Im done.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:29 PM   #18
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McBlog is a funny name.

The green looks nice, although to my eyes the font size you used is a bit small. Could be me, though.
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:22 AM   #19
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Overall, that's a great design but there are a few weak points with the color use. There's too much green, in fact since yellow and green are partner colors it'd be better to create a distinction between them. Maybe put some red into the yellow and some blue into the green. Moreover, green looks more natural when is has less color, it's too saturated in your current blog design.

Here's a picture that illustrates the color adjustments I'm recommending.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:05 AM   #20
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Hmm, I do see your point.

However the bright greens are deliberate. Having darker and more desaturated greens often leads to colours like brown and khaki like you can see in your illustration. I tried to avoid such colours by using bright vibrant ones instead. However, I do agree, the colours are very similar, I should try to make certian elements appear more 'bold' than others.

('Ill also increase the font size)
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Old 01-19-2005, 08:10 AM   #21
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I used to think that, all the non-bright colors are clichι right? I like to make things look natural; there's nothing to avoid there in my book.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 08:14 AM   #22
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Well its good to get some opinions, thanks guys.

Right now, theres alot of bitching going in the blog, so childish, probably very funny.

Im going to redo some of the page designs tommorow and clean it up a bit.
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