Site Changes 2010-04-07
Updated the site again with a few minor cosmetic changes. I really like before and after pictures, so here are some pictures to help me illustrate what has actually changed since a few days ago:
The main change to the banner is the background color. A reader commented that the original red and dark blue did not match the site very well so I have now switched it to an orange color. The color theme of the site is very light with the main accent colors being blue and orange. Those two colors are used primarily for links. Another fix is Spike’s shoulder has now been photoshopped in since it was originally cut off vertically about halfway.
Some additional changes to the front page is that the titles for posts are now in a much larger font size to help them stand out more. Another change is that the color of the text for the number of comments has been changed to an orange from the original blue color. This allows some contrast between the comments and the tags lines to allow readers to more easily differentiate between the two.
The comments sections are now styled such that all authors will have their comments stand out from other users. Originally all comments had the same styling. A first attempt at styling author comments resulted in a less than appealing border and background color combination. After using the wonderful Kuler application by Adobe (with a bit of tweaking) I finally reached a much more subtle and aesthetically pleasing combination.
Sorry for the random off-topic post. I just figured people might be interested in some of the cosmetic changes to the site since it’s what most visible. There are lots of other changes going on with the site, most of which users will never notice. This also serves as a way for me to document any changes I make to the theme.
For anyone that’s wondering if I will start posting about anime and manga soon, the answer is YES! Very soon.