A new design. You noticed, thank you, Jean
. I resurrected my old Rubies In Crystal banner (of 27 layers, my first real attempt at creating a composite image in Photoshop, it took forever
) and decided to make the post titles a deep red, you know, to match
- like pillows on the couch with the heavily brocaded curtains of rich rubies and Merlot, the, ahem, 'Tibetan red.' I struggled with the html
in the template (which uses 3 numbers for colour, not 6 or the RGB code that I could easily access in Photoshop Elements), a template which I'd already fiddled with quite a bit, and wished I'd taken courses in webdesign, and finally saved the whole mass of computer jargon in a word file just in case
, and took the leap into the "new" and easier templates Blogger
offers. Along the way I discovered that any photos you post to your blog are automatically saved in a file at Google's photo site, Picasa
, which is neat, and where they remain unlisted unless you choose to make them public. Google
is creating a marvelously integrated package, with Gmail
, and Groups
, plus lots of other stuff - I love Google and its increasing array of offerings.Rubies In Crystal
is a reference not only to mystical caves of jewels that are the colour of the vibrant life force but to wine and the full enjoyment of life as expressed in Sufism, and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
, one of my geologist/geochemist/scientist father's favourite books (perhaps I'll try to elaborate in another post sometime). I like the simplified look of the site now, the ease of the addition of the red accents as well as the ability to put the banner in a red background, and the way the font appears. The template still needs tweaking - like why are there question marks before the archived posts (which seem to work nevertheless)?
Forays into html for another day...