Start of a new year (well, just into the start of a new year actually) so thought I’d treat myself to a new look for the blog.
Not that there was anything wrong with the old one. I quite liked it in fact. But here I am, stuck indoors and a bit bored. Bored cos I’ve just finished doing a sort of revamp of another of my websites (including updating to the latest WordPress version on one of my self-hosted blogs… went without a hitch despite huge misgivings on my part caused by the fact that I haven’t done a version update for ages), and everything went a lot quicker and smoother than I thought it would.
Problem was though, it gave me an appetite for messing around with code and stuff once again… and I’d left myself with nothing to do!
Hmm… time to turn my attention to this blog then (which seems to have occupied quite a bit of my attention over the past year or so). Hence the new look.
Having browsed through the themes available on WordPress.com (though I do wish they’d have a few more… WordPress.org has got absolutely masses!) I finally settled on this one. Liking it so far. Really like the nice clean appearance, and love the choice of typefaces.
Had a few problems with the widgets to begin with, then discovered the trick of removing all widgets before replacing the theme, then re-enabling the ones I wanted. Sorted!
And curiously, unless its my imagination, all the pics seem to look a bit better with this theme than they did with the last. Can’t really explain it cos they’re all embedded from Flickr as normal so the pics are the same… they just seem to look sort of “crisper”. Odd. The lesson clearly though is to pick a theme for an intended photoblog (or semi-photoblog) with some care.
Talking of pics, also replaced the default header of course. The present one is a cropped version of a shot I took in the village of Haynes, some miles south of Bedford, a few months back. Seemed to fit in well with the double connotations of the word “ramblings”.
And despite my well-known aversion to black and white I gave this one the “treatment” cos a coloured header just didn’t look right somehow.
Well, that’s about it for the mo’.