Blog Design- When Do You Ask For Help?

There comes a point in time at which it becomes necessary for all of us to reach out and ask for help.  Take a moment to listen to the two minute podcast and then share your thoughts in the comment.

Do you have any suggestions or preferences for how things should look around here? What do you want to see in a layout/design for this blog? Share your thoughts and we’ll see what happens.

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15 Comments

  1. Adrienne October 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Hey Jack,

    I’m a little late to the party but it seems that you’ve resolved the coding issue. I can sympathize with you, I’m no programmer either and don’t know how to do all that fancy stuff.

    I think that’s great of Stan to put some headers together for you, I think something like that might be nice but I actually like the color. As you can tell from my place, I prefer the simple look myself so as far as creativity when it comes to themes, I’m not much help.

    Great job so far. Don’t stress yourself out over it though. We come here for you, not your theme. You’ll get it all sorted out in due time.

    ~Adrienne

    • Jack October 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Adrienne,

      Not sure if I have resolved the coding, just figured out a way to hide it…sort of.

      I just read and muddle through the same as you. If you work hard it starts to come together a little bit.

      Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it.

  2. Faryna October 19, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I can work on a header proposal for you if you email three of your best pictures of you and a few of you and the kids. Try to keep each pic under a 1 mb each.

    stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Faryna October 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I can work on a header proposal for you if you email three of your best pictures of you and a few of you and the kids. Try to keep each pic under a 1 mb each.

  4. Betsy Cross October 18, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Jack,
    As an artist I see what catches my eye. I was not distracted by anything. I love the color combinations. I want to see the quote in your header better. I would definitely put some contrast in the lettering of the header. But like all art there is always differing opinion. You’ve done a fantastic job. What you see is not what other people are seeing. I wish I could help! But as you said in referring to Braille, it would be the blind leading the blind!
    Good luck.
    Leave it as is. Some people like to have something to complain about and to criticize (I don’t mean you!).

    • Jack October 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Hi Betsy. Thank you for the kind words and the feedback. I am grateful to all who have commented here, on my FB page or via email.

      Your help is appreciated and it has made a difference.

  5. Julie October 18, 2011 at 2:39 am

    OK I just had my laptop taken away and went to my iPad and it looks completely different on Safari than IE, WTH?

  6. Julie October 18, 2011 at 2:21 am

    OK that’s enough tinkering, call in the troops! Too much of a good thing = pita.

    I really like the new overall format – it looks like a newspaper, you’re a writer – perfect.

    My opinion: I would clearly deliniate where else you write and/or separate content out by topic under About Me. The Postrank format does not fit with the rest of it. I like the whole clean top section. Keep it white.

  7. Tracie October 17, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I am seeing the weird code at the top, but not the formatting issue at the bottom that another commenter mentioned. (and I’m using Chrome if that makes any difference)

    I like the grey and blue you have going on. It is very soothing.

    Hope you enjoyed your basketball!

    • Jack October 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      Chrome and Firefox seem to be ok, but IE is a pain. I don’t see any formatting issues on the bottom of the page in either.

      But that tracking code uptop is killing me, can’t remember how it got there and just want to nuke it.

      Thanks for the vote of confidence on the colors. I like them too.

  8. Collin Kromke October 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    My first suggestion… Don’t make me listen to two minutes of audio in order to ask for my help. Second, there’s some weird code at the top of this page and some formatting issues at the bottom.

  9. Erica M October 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Do you build your sites yourself or do you mess around with templates? If you modify templates, are they free or paid subscriptions?

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