Friday, March 26, 2010

Bye Bye Birdy?

The bird has flown.

For sometime now, I've had a bright, chirpy bird at the banner head of this blog.  I'd looked at several free template sites, but never found anything to convince me to update.   Every time I found an image I liked, the color contrast between text and background were poor.  That goes against everything I ever learned about web design.   Text must be readable.  No matter where I looked for templates, I never found anything I liked as well as my "bird".

Until today.

Blogger announced a new series of template designs and I just had to take a look. When I looked at the first design under "picture window", I fell in love. Here are all the elements I was looking for: a picture indicating travel,  excellent contrast between type and background, a nice font.  Well, I guess you can see all that for yourself.

So here I am, updated.  I hope you like it.

6 comments:

Rita's Random Ramblings said...

Hi Karen, I LOVE your template! I look forward to following your blog.

佩怡 said...
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Lynda S. said...

Looking very good!

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh wow-- I'm looking for a new template--maybe I better check them out!

Chely said...
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Chely said...

(Sorry, OCD-me HAD to fix a typo!)
Yep, Lynda's Bye Bye Pink post gave me the heads up about the new Blogger templates. I almost picked yours, lol, which I love. :)

I had the same issues: it needed to be readable above all else, but match my logo picture, and suit my taste.

So, SO very glad they finally updated our options. Woot!