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Need help Improving My weblog (19 posts)

  1. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, on bloghop it's not getting a good raiting, but not a single person has told me what's wrong with it. I know it;s something.. but not to sure what...
    http://moments.mo.funpic.org/index.php
    I'd really appreciate it if someone gave me tips and such on how to improve it :) please and thanks/

  2. Lucid
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the first two things that jumped out at me:

    1. The smileys...way too many, hard to concentrate on anything else
    2. No space between your entries, very hard to tell where on estops and another starts.

    hope that helps...

    -Lucid

  3. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think the gray colour may contribute to people not liking it as much. It portrays a somber, dark, even sad kind of atmosphere. If that's what you are going for, then you've got it! However, if you are cheery, upbeat, and want to have fun, then try out a colour scheme that reflects that.

  4. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Alrighty, thanks, I'll try and touch those up a bit :D

  5. joan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As to your smilies, using smilies designed for a white background with the grey really doesn't help as well. First thing you'll want to do is search for smilies with an invisible background so the white is gone. Even with those, find ones optimized for a black background if you're going to choose a deeply coloured background.

    As for your site, certainly work towards a design that is pleasing and user-friendly, but I think if you worry less about what people think and more about truly representing your interests everything else will come. Looks are nothing without content. Find enjoyment in it and have it represent your true interests and the rest will come.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  7. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    those are some spiffy smilies!!! i am SO using em. Thanks.
    and yes, the games are wonderful. :D

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Your comments box is breaking your comment page. Change the value in 'wp-comments.php' to something around 50, then play from there:
    <textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="70" rows="4" tabindex="4">

    The gaps between posts, and the dots you get for categories are because the index has been stripped of the code to keep it looking nice.

  9. jerm
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    pretty impressive for a 15-year-old.. keep up the nice work! :)

  10. shadow
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think it is a great design. Yes, change the smilies to a more suitable colour but apart from that it looks excellent.

    Just enjoy writing in your content. :)

  11. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Seen this template somewhere offered free. Cant place it but I will sometime. Nice though

  12. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks :) Yes, the tempelate is a free one... I can only wish I was THAT good. Got it off of ddg, the link to the makers site is on the bottom ^.^ I try and make tempelates, but they never come out quite the way I want them too. Don;t want to publish them as linkwares yet because, well, how good would that look if I don;t even use my own designs huh?

    As far as the smilies go, I've decided to diable them overall. For some reason, none of my transparent images will actually show up as transparent, IE or FireFox. Don;t need them THAT badly though ^_^ Thank youz all -hugs and begins to write-

  13. e-head
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well damn, your just cute as a button, that's all I'll say.

  14. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thank you ^_^;;

  15. e-head
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey Cattrin,

    I got a webring for you to join:
    http://walk-ins-welcome.com/genki/

  16. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oooh, -joins- :D thanks. And i'll be changing my layout soon too, somethign a little less grey. ^_^

  17. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok, now I'm having a bit of an issue. I don't think it's my host... but it seams that any transparent image (the mood icons I have included) are comming up with a plain white bg. No, it's not by browser. I use firefox, but I even tired it out on my icky IE version 6. No good on either one. Is there something in my coding? or is it possable that it's my host (funpic.org)?

  18. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you downloaded and checked it is not the image ?

  19. Cattrin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Positive. I'm using the livepress plugin (for just the mood and music options for now. one thing at a time) On my old Lj I have the same moods. Just double checked and they are fine on the black background.

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