Friday, November 27, 2009

New Blog Layout!

I am in the process of finding and detailing a new blog layout.  I've been seeing several permaculture related blogs with my exact layout (I'm pretty sure they all copied me since they were all started after mine), and I want my website to be unique so it is easy to identify.  Someday I hope to have the time and money to design a totally customized website with my blog as a part of it, but for now I am sticking to layouts that I can find on the internet for free.

So, if you come back this weekend or later, and looks completely different from what you've come to expect, don't panic because you're still in the right place.  Also, if I pick a new layout let me know how you feel about it and why, whether you love it or hate it.  I want my readers to be happy while they spend time on my site, so I'm going to be very receptive to any feedback you have.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and I wish you a terrific weekend!


  1. Wow! Changing to a 3rd party template is more involved than I thought! I'm finally finished, and it was much more difficult than I anticipated, but I learned a lot about CSS and HTML in the process. Let me know what you think. I choose this theme for obvious reasons, but also because it is dark. I'm a firm believer that looking at brightly colored pages all day is somewhat like staring at a light bulb, so hopefully my page will give you some much needed eye relief. Also, darker pages take less energy to display, so hopefully I'm saving you a couple cents worth of electricity by dimming my page. Every little bit counts!

    Let me know what you think about it. I'll tell you right now that the one thing I'm feeling iffy on is the ball over there on the left. What the heck is that thing? It's got a neat design, but I don't really imagine it sitting in the middle of my homestead. What're your thoughts?

  2. Kyle, glad to hear you are learning more about webpage design, etc. I like the layout. Are you still learning Linux? Have you ever considered Linux/Open Source to be the "permaculture" of the software industry? ;)

  3. I certainly think that open-source is the future of computing, and I'm definitely still doing my best to learn Linux. I'll be honest though, I still don't know enough about open-source (or probably permaculture for that matter) to be able to speak about open-source software in terms of permaculture. Certainly community collaboration is a common ground, and probably the Fair Share ethic, but as far as the other Permaculture Principles and ethics, I'd have to think on it for a while. Great idea for a future post though, thanks!!

  4. As a way to make sure that your homestead represents what we are imagining it to be you should find a landscaping decor what will best represent this ball on your left corner. Maybe a globe water fountain that feeds down the globe into a watering troft for the animal on the homestead.

  5. Thanks for the suggestion anon, but I think I'm going to try to find a way to keep the rest of the background, but get rid of the spooky globe. That way I don't have to have a spooky globe on my homestead.

    Is the Chris that commented about Linux the Chris L. that I would expect to be commenting about Linux from La Jolla? It only just occured to me that it might have been you commenting.