Mar 11, 2013

And finally, the blog has a new look!

Back when I started this blog, I had a gaming laptop, where I would run high end graphics games, Photoshops, browse the net and download heavy stuff simultaneously. Naturally, I chose a heavy template, with a large width and filled it up with as many widgets as I could think of- right from real time traffic feed to third party sharing widgets! In short, the source code was a javascript-css sandwich.

Times have changed, and so have I. With a netbook with an Intel Atom processor and a 1024 pixel width screen, that look wasn't cool anymore. Change was necessary. Add to it the comments by Akshit. Thus began the journey of getting hold of a better, lighter template.

Over the last few days, I have gone through a lot of templates, and these are the ones that struck my fancy.
X7 Blue Black
Showoff Template
Papeles y color template
And then finally, I stumbled upon this.

2plus theme
Maybe it was the left aligned theme that is being followed by channel I, or maybe it's just me coming out of my desire for a fully dark themed blog, this theme just felt right for the blog. With modifications that are going on even now, it would take a few more days for the design to become absolutely stable.

Note that installing any one of them would drastically change the structure of your blog and the widgets would get misplaced. You would need some good working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and XML to get the things into shape. It's understandable considering these are not official Blogger templates we are talking about.

Do let me know what you think of the new look in the comments. Looking forward to your responses!

P.S. If you want to clean up your blog as well, just listen to a designer (who is worth it, of course!) blindly. Trust me, as you need to trust a designer.

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