Thursday, August 09, 2007

A new look

I was reading a post on the Open University writing forums earlier today about how writing on screen is more restful to read when it is not stark black on white. I immediately thought about this blog and whether it could do with a facelift.

The OU used to run a short course about writing for the internet, which I really wanted to take. I had planned to do it this year, but sadly it seems to have been discontinued. Just my luck. So I will have to carry on picking up tips from others and experimenting.

What do you think of the new look? I have actually only made two changes but I am pleased with the result, it does seem softer. Please let me know how you find it to read.

Three notable things:

1. Playing around with the colours on my blog.

2. Buying and reading a magazine when I should have been doing housework.

3. Reading Anita Shreve's 'A Wedding in December' and wondering what it would be like to have a reunion with some old university friends I haven't seen for many, many years.

8 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Your new look is fab. It's great how we can change the image of our blogpage from time to time. I'm always having a look but feel quite happy with my current page. I do like playing around with the photo's though.

Crystal xx

Cathy said...

Thanks Crystal...your colour scheme works really well, especially with your country themes!
Cx

Anne Brooke said...

Ooh, I like the new look - very nice! And Anita Shreve's book is great - hope you enjoy it!

A
xxx

Cathy said...

Thanks Anne. I'm loving the book, Anita Shreve is one of my favourite writers anyway.

Olana Beck said...

Love the new look, Cathy. Also there's always plenty of interesting stuff to read. Really great blog. I'm currently disemblogged (ok i made that word up) and under blog HQ suspicion for being a spammer! I'm not honestly...
Dragana

Cathy said...

Thanks Dragana. I wonder why Blogger seems to have it in for A215 survivors? I'm sure that has never happened here...or maybe it did and I was totally oblivious to the fact!
Cx

Jen said...

The creamy colour is indeed far more restful on the eyes and very classy to boot!

Am gonna go fiddle with my WIP and try to make less strenuous now!

Thanks for the tip.

Cathy said...

Aw, thanks Jen. Classy isn't a word often used about me or mine!