Interstellar Adventures

October 14, 2005

Do ya like it?

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 8:11 am

Obviously I’m a fan of the clean, simple, well organized blog layout. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is in no way a reflection of my actual life. It would be more probable for aliens to land in my backyard and give me a million dollars than it would be for me to have someone to show up at my front door unexpectedly and I not panic about whether or not the bathroom is clean or the laundry is put away. What did my kids leave out on the kitchen counter when they were getting ready for school? That’s not my bra drying on the table is it?

So, the java navigation was kind of bugging me. I didn’t like how the menus dropped down over each other, and they were pretty touchy. I also didn’t like that you couldn’t see my blogroll without clicking on one of the menus. And, I also really wanted a sidebar where I could add and remove stuff easily. That other template just didn’t work for me! So, last night I found a site where I could generate a ‘custom’ template, because obviously I couldn’t do this on my own. I made a few little tweaks, and I’m pretty happy with the result!

Hopefully this will be a quiet weekend. Elle has a soccer game tomorrow. The weather should be perfect. The kids go to their dad’s this weekend. I have my last Sunday run before the ‘thon. Just two hours. 😉 You know, kind of like a walk in the park before I go climb that mountain.


  1. I like the new layout. Unique, simple, clean. Have a nice (quiet) weekend. Enjoy!

    Comment by Carnealian — October 14, 2005 @ 10:10 am |Reply

  2. why is it bras have a mind of their own, they can appear from nowhere to embarrass you, they can irritate the hell out of you, they can be darn awkward to match a top with and not let the straps show…
    or am I alone here 😉

    PS: like the clean blog, but not too clean for some naughtiness I hope

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — October 14, 2005 @ 10:19 am |Reply

  3. Love the new simple layout. Your house sounds just like mine. I spend hours running around in circles tidying and trying to get the house to look ‘normal’ incase of unexpected visitors – but I am starting to think that ‘normal’ is having a bit of mess when you’ve got busy lives and a family to look after. It’s the tiday homes without any mess that are not normal.

    Comment by choccycherry — October 14, 2005 @ 10:29 am |Reply

  4. I love the new style!

    I’m the same way. I like things clean and simple. No blicky things for me!

    I prefer my house to be clean and simple, and that would work out better if I could get my husband and daughter to stand in a corner all the time, and not touch anything! LOL!

    Comment by Indigo — October 14, 2005 @ 11:14 am |Reply

  5. I like the new style, the font is pretty small though.

    Comment by mman — October 14, 2005 @ 11:30 am |Reply

  6. I really like it!

    Comment by Michele — October 14, 2005 @ 11:37 am |Reply

  7. Yeah, I hate it when I leave my bras lying out… Um. Nevermind.

    But I love the new layout – it looks great! Maybe a little more color in the side bars, etc? Something a little less grey?

    Comment by Barry — October 14, 2005 @ 1:15 pm |Reply

  8. Simplify, simplify, simplify! So clean and organized here, I thought I accidentally went to the wrong place at first!

    I like it! Enjoy your weekend.

    Comment by abbynormal — October 14, 2005 @ 2:39 pm |Reply

  9. I absolutely LOVE this layout. Clean, simple, and without distraction. It’s definitely a keeper. Well done!

    Comment by FTS — October 14, 2005 @ 7:09 pm |Reply

  10. I love it! It’s really sharp. And I’m impressed that you did it all by yourself.

    Comment by Lucinda — October 14, 2005 @ 7:39 pm |Reply

  11. I’m another fan of the layout! I do agree with whoever said the font is a little smallish–so impressed that you did this yourself too!

    Comment by Angela — October 14, 2005 @ 7:52 pm |Reply

  12. Very nice!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

    Comment by MommaK — October 14, 2005 @ 7:59 pm |Reply

  13. IL, this is a fantastic, well laid out out blog. Can you tell me where this custom site is? E mail me under the ‘secure channel’ spot on my blog.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — October 15, 2005 @ 9:40 am |Reply

  14. I really like the new blog layout.

    Comment by Ashman — October 15, 2005 @ 2:00 pm |Reply

  15. I’m with you on the simple layout front. This is very nice. The type is a little hard to read, though. As others have said, maybe the font is too small or too grey.

    Only two hours? pffft.

    Comment by mercuryfern — October 15, 2005 @ 8:45 pm |Reply

  16. This is VERY nice! Yes, those other menus were a little hard to navigate.

    People can set their own FONT SIZE in their own browser, to be the size they want. And in Firefox, just hold “Ctrl” and hit the + or – sign! I discovered that by accident!

    Comment by annie — October 15, 2005 @ 10:35 pm |Reply

  17. Very Nice!!

    Comment by Claire — October 16, 2005 @ 7:15 am |Reply

  18. I really like the new layout…very chic and clean! =)

    Hope you enjoyed the weekend….

    Comment by christine — October 16, 2005 @ 5:59 pm |Reply

  19. Hello, Michele sent me!

    With all of those pets, you could be describing our house!

    Comment by Heather — October 17, 2005 @ 6:13 pm |Reply

  20. I love this look. It’s nice and easiy to navigate. Good choice!

    Comment by Jolynn — October 18, 2005 @ 11:58 am |Reply

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