Sometimes you just need to build something before you can see if it works or not.
I was very fond of the parchment look when I was designing the banners. But when it actually got on the page I just…didn't…like it. A little too dark and a little too… uh… tattered.
I did a banner idea for Rachel Lucas last night. Her face was coming out from behind a cloud. The cloud picture was so damn beautiful I decided I had to keep it, me being a pilot and all rather than a curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls. So I spent an hour feeling guilty, looking for something good for Rachel…and I finally just thought "that girl is a firecracker!" and there it was.
Anyway, I really, really love this look. Much, much more optimistic. This is staying for a long time.
Now that I have the site looking the way I want, I can finally get back to doing what I have wanted to do this whole time: CATBLOGGING.
(I have heard a few murmers worrying that I was trading in big ideas for pretty graphics. Not so! I'm going for big ideas and pretty graphics. )
Regular reader and commenter Muscle Daddy has a great post about that in the previous comment section at 9:58pm on May 17th. Presentation may not be the most important thing, but it's not the least important thing, either. Not by a long shot. Anyway, I'm a happy camper. The ideas for Ejectia! are rolling in, Rachel s about ready, and I have a really good feeling about this next essay.