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:: Saturday, October 09, 2004 ::

Procrastination Thoughts



I've been running around online, trying to find a cool blog layout. I love this layout, but I'd like some more features, and I'm not html saavy enough to do them myself. I looked for something modern, based on dots or squares... do you know how many crap templates are out there? Three zillion and five! Templates with grainy movie star pictures, broken images from angelfire, bad code, awful design... cringe fest.

I did find two designs that didn't turn me off completely. A cool dot design reminded me of Boom's new space... but it's pink! I am soooo not pink. Gimmie blue! ~sigh~ It's almost worth getting just for the blockquote, though.

The other neat design I found was of the London Tube, by the same person. This design is cool... but is it how I want to represent myself to the world? I'm not convinced, so for now, this design stays. ^_^

If anyone knows any sites that could be of help ("blog code for dummies" or something similar) I'd really appreciate hearing about them.

Going through my friends blogs I realize... I don't talk about my life very much on here, do I. Just about news and thoughts and when I get peeved. I don't think of this as a diary, quite. I don't need to tell you guys every mundane detail about my day. I haven't had any cool stories to share, either.

Maybe another part of it is that this blog spans many groups of friends--friends from home, YPP, school. The frame of reference is so wide and varied I may be, unknowingly, searching for a common ground. Hence the news, the idea talk. I don't want to exclude anyone.

Obsession of the moment: photoblogs. There are so many cool ones! I've been a fan of Daily Dose and Chromasia for a while (linked on the left) but last weekend I went searching on photoblogs.org... eeeeeevil. Expect the photoblog section at left to double in the next couple of weeks--I try to look through all of the archives before posting the link, just to make *sure* it rocks. ^_^

Man, I should really do my paper....

:: Kazen @ Always Doing 9:54 PM [+] ::
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Comments:
Kaaaaazennnnn!

You can use this layout (taken from Lilyan's blog:)

http://ellipsisellipsisellipsis.blogspot.com/

Since you want dots and stuff.
 
Don't know what the Blogger interface is like, but you'll find some nice 5 day tutorials about HTML and CSS at webmonkey.com. That's where I got my start with all of it. I'm not much of a designer, but I can help you get through any code troubles you may have. Just let me know if you have any questions. I'd be delighted to help.
- Dave/Jab
 
/me hugs Josh/Boom and Dave/Jab

I don't know what I'd do without you guys! Thanks so much!

/me hug hug hug hug hugs
 
How about inverting the dots (colors) so it comes out as dark and mysterious (on that link you provided at top).

Although, I am VERY partial to the pastel purple and pinks and aquamarines.. =P

[For some reason, the word "pastel" doesn't look right... Pastle? Passtel? Pasttell? Pastell? Ehh Pastel is right, but it looks weird...]
 
Thank you for pointing out Chromasia. Seriously, those photos are absolutely awesome. Like I needed anything else to aid me with procrastinating at work...

~Lilyan/Cary
 
I'm thinking that the inverting the dots thing would be cool. On the other hand if you don't use that london tube one, I may have to gank it and see if I can get it to work with b2evolution (after changing the pics n stuff).
 
Aaron, it's all yours. ^_^ I plan on messing with the dots and using that template... I've already started, but it's not good enough to switch over yet. :P So take, take!

And I'm really really sorry the lightning never worked out. (i.e., I'm sorry I'm such a lazy bum and never did it. >_<)
 
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