I have promised to do a facelift to my blog ages ago. Only now have I taken the time to implement it, and I’m not even sure if I should call it a facelift. A facelift usually implies a better appearance. Whatever a facelift means or implies, I’m sure I like the way my blog looks now. I should have taken a snapshot of the previous look of this blog to display it here so you can judge for yourself.
There was no change in theme actually. It’s all a matter of tweaking of the colors, the headers and a change of images used. For those who can’t recall what it looked like before, it has a dark green background that gradients into lighter green downward. The header is loud red and the blog name and description are in white. There’s some faint gray (or some shade of the same effect) background to the blog contents and the sidebar have white titles with dark (maroon?) background. It was the default colors of the theme I used I suppose.
I also implemented a few more plugins like the flexi qoute rotator, exec php, maxblogpress stripe ad, and some not so obvious ones e.g. wp note. I may need to make more tweakings later on as there might have been some settings I’ve forgotten to change to my liking, like the effect of the adsense injection plugin for instance. Although I like the concept (of random placement of the adsense blocks), I don’t like the way it sometimes messes up with my formatting and my images. It might have to go eventually.
Like I said earlier, I feel good at the way my blog appears now. The facelift I effected reflects more about me and my tastes. There is even a face lifted unto the header right there. That’s me by the way. 🙂 Don’t let my good looks (…cough…) scare you though. I’m actually a lot friendlier than I look.
P.S. I have implemented the Top Commentators plugin and also added a blogroll box of my favourite blogs. I’ll be adding more to this ‘Blogs I Like’ list soon.