Saturday, 17 March 2007

Is this picture straight?

As regular visitors will immediately see, I have attempted to spruce up my blog slightly. I have a rare weekend at home to myself and it is bit like an information age version of DIY. I'd welcome any feedback.

While the minimalist look of the old template appealed to me, the narrow columns of text were annoying me and I thought they didn't work too well with the fairly lengthy nature of most of my posts. I've therefore gone for something that seems to fill more of the screen, at least on my computers.

I've also tried, belatedly, to sort out the subscription situation and have used Feedburner for both feed and email subscriptions. I've subscribed to myself to see how this works out, but it wouldn't surprise me if I've done something wrong or if my occasional edits of old posts somehow get sent out as fresh feed or emails. Incidentally, these are usually prompted by comments, as recently by a Janeite vigilante that I rather embarrassingly misspelled 'Austen' (particularly embarrassing as I coincidentally just finished P&P a couple of days ago). Someone also recently, helpfully, pointed out the difference between 'buffon' and 'bouffant'. Oh dear. Good job I'm (mostly) anonymous. Occasionally the edits are prompted by identity paranoia, as happened again this week. More on this after next week, once the coast is clear.

Anyway, enough navel gazing. Hopefully all this works, but please let me know if (a) you think it's rubbish or (b) it doesn't work. Suggestions on how to make it work would be particularly helpful in the event of (b).

6 comments:

Martin said...

The RSS feed is still showing snippets, rather than the full posts, in my reader. Not sure if that's intended in the wake of your DIY or not...

I like the new design on the whole. The previous default Blogger theme that you used is, much like Kubrick on Wordpress, so overused that it does have negative connotations. The new look reminds me ever so slightly of Anonymous Lawyer (replacing the peach with a more manly blue).

Pupilblogger said...

Martin, I've Feedburnered the RSS as well as the Atom feed now, if that makes any sense (not sure that it does). Let me know if there's still a problem, I have tried to change it back to full feed now I can keep track a bit better.

Law Student said...

Pupilblogger have you tried going into your dashboard clicking 'Settings' and then 'Site Feed'. You should have an option there whether to publish in short or full with feeds.

Hopefully that may have been of some help.

Android said...

I do like this layout, and your blog in general. Keep it up :)

Mike from Lytchett said...

looks good to me

Debs said...

Much better - as you say, not so much scrolling!