I threatened to move this blog to the new Blogger template last year after Let Me Be Frank made such an impressive transition, and now I’ve gone and done it. I wanted to make the background either my home library or a large reading room and ultimately went with the latter. At the moment I have two concerns about the blog’s look: first, it seems a bit….dark. If you are not viewing the blog on a widescreen monitor, some of the picture is cut off — including my favorite part, the “NO CELLPHONES” sign. That’s what sold me on the picture to begin with! (I take pleasure in staying disconnected! 😉 ) I think the cut-off eliminates the brighter portions of the background and makes the blog as a whole seem darker. Secondly, the font color may make it harder for some viewers’ eyes. If this is a problem for you, please let me know. White may stand out more.
Here’s what you are missing if you are not viewing this on a widescreen monitor, by the way:
I bought a new PC back in the fall of 2009, and as a consequence I’ve gotten positively spoiled: the blog’s appearance on more squarish monitors never occurred to me. Baley of The Reader’s Book Blog showed me what it looked like from her end, and while it’s not as…attractive as the widescreen view, it also hasn’t prompted me to go back to ye old drawing board. I may see what the page looks like with a background picture of my home library in the future, but ever since adding that Cumulative Reading List ‘page’ last night, I’ve been wanting to complete the transition to modernity.