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Is simple better? (44 posts)

  1. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I love my current WP theme which is very simple, but tonight I was messing around with the header and came up with something else that I really like.

    And, since then I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out which one I like better.. What does everyone think?

    http://jackosh.com/ vs. http://jackosh.com/?wptheme=jackosh.com2

  2. slim80
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I liked the http://jackosh.com better than the other wp theme. simple is better

  3. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks! anyone else?

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm seeing the SAME light, green-ish eek theme for both links ya gave above..? Either way.. ewww.. and it's NOT crap dialup friendly sigh. Takes forever to load for me..too many images I guess. =(

    spencerp

    P.S. Simple is better of course, but..when it takes forever to load..IMHO, then it's not technically "simple".. is it? =P

    P.S.S I'm not trying to be mean, but.. you asked!

  5. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Green-ish?!? neither theme has ANY green in it!! AND there is like two images (a 13px x 12px gif, and a 50px x 50px gif) in the first link.. hence the simple part..!

    I have no idea how, but I'm guessing you were NOT looking at my site..!

  6. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You asked, I gave my 2 cents. Please don't argue.. These are the links you gave above.. and the ones I clicked on.

    http://jackosh.com/ vs. http://jackosh.com/?wptheme=jackosh.com2

    Both take me to the SAME theme, and in MY monitor.. the header background color.. looks almost like a light-ish..mint-ish type green.. But, I guess looks more on the blue-ish side ... =/

    I dunno, but it does load kind of slow for me.. Gotta remember.. I'm on crap dialup connections.. at max like 4kb per second!

    spencerp
    /Please remember.. when ya ask for suggestions, opinions and such, don't throw attitudes.. it's coming from various peoples, with various connections and monitors..

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No green.... a pale blue header, white body.... loaded fine for me but I have broadband....

    They both look the same to me, jackosh - I see that the second link is redirecting to the first actually.

  8. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Spencer, I'm dying to hear back from you.

    The site is only 17.86KB aesthetically, and 107KB after the JS has loaded (which is set to load after the page and images).. so on 56k it should take ~.32 seconds to load visually, and ~2.1 seconds to load totally.

    That couldn't have been my site! I've narrowed it down to a few possibilities:

    [Moderated per Forum Rules Section - B, Numbers 3, 4 and 5 - There, you've heard back from me! - spencerp]

    ..anything???

  9. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    whoa, spencer, i was not trying to give any attitude, honest! I was just surprised, thats all! Sorry if it came off that way, I think it's just the way I write.. I'm very glad you offered your opinions and suggestions as it's helpful to me!

  10. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I was just in the process of replying, agreeing with vkaryl on the Pale Blue, RATHER then my initial color remarks..

    But, refreshed it quick, and seen that second reply above there, and figured forget it.. I won't comment on your site's anymore.. Good luck!

    spencerp
    /YES! I AM on dialup...and NO, I DO NOT get the FULL 56kb enjoyments, I'm even lucky to get 32kb as well!

    It does load kind of slow for me.. sorry! It's not that bad though, I'm just saying.. "kind of" slow.. ;)

  11. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ummm... about the second post: I was clearly making a joke.. not intended to be "destructive in nature", "abusive or flames", or "directing offense at another forum user" ...just a regular old joke thats meant to be funny.

    @vkaryl: thanks for the input.. maybe my theme switcher isn't working? I know it works in FF for windows, and sometimes in IE for windows.. maybe you're on a mac and it doesn't work on macs?

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Nope, FF (2.0) on Windows XP Pro.... it starts to load but immediately redirects to the main addy. Anyway, if you want to post a link to a screen-capture, that'll work too....

  13. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    haha good idea... I just don't get this! I should try another theme switcher..!

    http://jackosh.com/alternate.gif

    That is the alternate! It's a pretty common concept... but I just don't know if I like it better....!!!!!

  14. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just can't see any difference (the .gif looks exactly like your main page at jackosh.com) - I think maybe your theme switcher is being wonky. The only one I know of that really works right is Ryan Boren's....

  15. gnorb
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The second one (http://jackosh.com/?wptheme=jackosh.com2) is better. I've always prefered to have a descernable banner at the top. Not having it is like turning in a paper in school without the name or date at the upper right (or left) hand corner.

    Of course, if you look at my site (http://www.gnorb.net) you'll see I steer more towards the "every page should be an event" line of thought, brought about mostly because of my jobs and the fact that most people who come to my site stay for at most 2 pages. I might as well give them their time's worth while they're there.

    (I use a modified version of TypoXP, by the way, to which I've added a banner and changed the colors + sidebar content.)

  16. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @vkaryl: I know what happened!!!! The second link must have loaded before the first on your computer and it set a cookie!!

    To see the regular theme just go to:

    http://jackosh.com/?wptheme=regular

    @gnorb: Thanks! I'm beginning to like the other one, too..!

  17. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Could be Jackosh.... I always forget about the silly cookie stuff....

    Okay, so your "normal" theme is the one with the longitudinal black bars at the top, and the one you're considering is the one with the pale blue header?

    I'd go with the pale blue header one - gives the site an anchor, looks more finished....

  18. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks! that's what I like about it. The only thing I don't like about it is that I really don't have content that I can tab. Just a blog.. I figure I could make some other pages with content, but that may be silly just so it could look better..!

    I'll probably end up just doing it anyways!!

    Thanks again!

  19. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    jackosh, I like the simple one, simple is beautiful and fast loading is of course bonus for people with slow connection.

    Another off-topic issue I see that you have done the 'trackbacklist' plugin, I have posted here http://wordpress.org/support/topic/93531?replies=1 a question as to how to separate trackback, pingback from comments. You may be able to throw some lights?

  20. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks for your input! it looks like the argument is fairly even :(

    PS i've posted a response to your question in your other topic to keep things separate!

  21. WiBu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I prefer the black and white version. How about trying the link color (dark blue) of the blue header version on the black line version...

  22. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @WiBu, I "unspammed" your comment there.. ;)

    @jackosh, at first when seeing those "joke remarks", it DID appear to be offensive.. Comments leaning towards, "making me (a moderator) look like a drug user.. per se, and a dumbass"..(even though I can be a dumbass at times LoL!) IS and WILL be offensive..

    You, or, no one else for that matter, DO NOT know that I'm on probation, and I'm NOT allowed around drugs, beer and whatever else for 2 years. If I am, I get jail time..

    And with me being "clean and sober" since Feb 06, from the beer.. (cause that's my "drug of choice").. the remarks on having a recently used pipe around my desk, IS and WAS offensive..

    Why? Because, I DO NOT do that stuff to begin with.. ;) I did see how it could be funny though.. I laughed myself..after re-reading it lol! But, again, when I seen that right away.. I felt it wasn't right..

    This thread IS going waaay off topic.. there's too much arguing and explanation going on, over something that shouldn't have been, to begin with.. IMHO, I should "edit" this thread to remove the "junk" excess stuff..

    To keep this thread on track, of the whole purpose behind it.. ;) Anyone agree, or..?

    spencerp

    /Sorry, I wasn't originally going to reply to this thread, but since I had to let WiBu know, their comment was "unspammed".. I figured why not.. ;) =P

  23. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @spencer - LOL, again I was just joking!! had I known that you thought that my first response had attitude (for which I promise that no attitude was intended), I definitely would not have posted trying to joke with you! On top of that, I didn't know you had a drinking problem, and definitely would not have made a drug joke if I did.

    @wibu - yeah, I definitely could do that but it wouldn't add too much color to the mix, know what I mean? I feel like the black and white theme can be a little dull..! BUT, I also feel like it does the trick..

    If I changed the header in the regular version to the dark blue, do you think I should change the links to the blue, too?

  24. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @spencer - LOL, again I was just joking!! had I known that you thought that my first response had attitude (for which I promise that no attitude was intended), I definitely would not have posted trying to joke with you! On top of that, I didn't know you had a drinking problem, and definitely would not have made a drug joke if I did.

    LOL.. It's ok jackosh.. I knew that you didn't know. ;)=) When I get off probation.. I'll have to get a case of Molson Triple X, and come back to this thread to celebrate.. Hahaha!! ;) =P

    spencerp
    /And then *cough* shove a bottle of it up the probation officer's arse and tell him to, sit and spin, and PARTY UP BUDDY!

  25. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    haha! I'll be here chillin with a sixer!

  26. Nicki Faulk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm partial to theme #2. :)

    (but then again, my fav color is blue so I guess that makes me biased ;))

  27. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks Nitallica!!!

    This is crazy!! It seems like every poster is choosing the opposite theme from the last poster!!!!!!

    Looks like it's 3 - 3!!

  28. WiBu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "@wibu - yeah, I definitely could do that but it wouldn't add too much color to the mix, know what I mean? I feel like the black and white theme can be a little dull..! BUT, I also feel like it does the trick.."

    Maybe so but I'm partial to the high contrast and cleanliness of the black and white version. The dark blue link color would go nicely with it and add a tiny hint of color.

  29. theiconoclast31
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I like the B&W a lot more. The color is unnecessary, and you only use it once in the page. Personally, though, I'd enlarge the logo and add a bit of whitespace, like this.

    my 2c. I really like the simple design.

  30. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @wibu: Yeah, I totally agree with you. AND, I would like to add "a hint of color". That is actually why I began to play around with the header.

    @theiconoclast: hmm, I've never thought about changing the size of the header. Looks like I'll have to play with that tomorrow!! Thanks for the suggestion!

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