Monday, February 16, 2009


It's time for a remodel here at A Word In Edgewise.

I got bored with the standard "Rounders" template from Blogger, so I decided to download a new one and start tweaking it. Doing it is relatively simple, but finding a color scheme I can live with is something that's going to take a bit of time. What you see right now is not what the finished product will look like at all. In fact, it may change several times over the next week or so until I finally settle in on one.

I did find out that when I downloaded this template, that my widgets (items in the side bar) all got deleted or goofed up. Perhaps there is a way of doing this without loosing that info, but I certainly didn't know what it was. Oh well, guess I'll just have to rebuild it again. The good part about it is, I'll likely end up teaching myself some new stuff along the way.

So, if you come by during the next few days, you're likely to see a different look each time.


If you've come by looking for the Portrait of Words posting, it has a new home which you can find by clicking here.

BTW- Two times today, I've looked at the other site and none of the posts have been visible. Straaaaaange Don't know if it's a Blogger thing of a Mr Linky thing or some sort of alien evasion plot thing.


Desert Songbird said...

I've had no problems seeing your POW posts; they come up in Google Reader as expected. And when I click over, they are there.

I think your computer is possessed, Jeff.

katherine. said...

very cool. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

are you doing it all by trial and error ? will you be giving lessons?


Jay said...

Change is good.

Just make sure you end up with text that is dark enough to be seen clearly against whatever background you choose. There are so many blogs that use light colored text against light colored backgrounds and they drive me crazy. LOL

quilly said...

I keep a plain text document with my widget info in it for just such occasions.

I'm looking forward to the changes.

quilly said...

Oh, and I spent most of the day with your POW blog open and had no trouble with it.

Nessa said...

It's always fun redecorating.

BJ Roan said...

I like change, so will enjoy seeing your blog's new look. It looks pretty good like this, but it's fun to experiment. I like the clean lines of these templates.

Anndi said...

So your bro is building a man cave and now you're remodeling... hehehe

(I like it so far btw)

Bond said...

I blame it on aliens...those who work at Blogger ARE aliens in my mind!

Dianne said...

enjoy your remodeling

whatever you come up with, I'll be there at the grand re-opening ;)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I like it Jeff. I hear you about the blogger templates that are offered. They do indeed leave a lot to be desired. So, go ahead and tweak as much as you want. Perhaps you need a "Under Construction" sign somewhere.

What Jay said too. That's a real problem for me at times.

Have a terrific day. :)

Matt-Man said...

Keep it down while you're remodeling would ya? Cheers Jeff!!

Gene Bach said...

It probably got messed up because you're about half a step about a low intelligence eggplant.

I'll have to say, I do like the new look. The blog, not you.

Kay said...

I like the new look!

Travis said...

This is a pretty nice format. I'm never wild about the light type on the dark hurts my eyes a bit.

This one isn't too bad though. I think the glossier black backgrounds are the worst for reading.

I still haven't worked up the nerve to try a remodel. Perhaps for spring.