Working Mum who was, herself, inspired by someone else. With the Blogger ones, on fait vite le tour, and they are pretty dull on the whole. Then I discovered there are absolutely LOADS of alternative templates out there. Just Google Blogger Templates and you'll find a ton.
This template is lovely and fresh, with a nice glass of something odd, a bunch of grapes and fab splat next to the title. The splat might just have swung this design for me actually. It's a snazzier version of the splats on cars that hit a craze in the 80s. I didn't have a car in the 80s and I wouldn't have splatted it if I had, but I remember the first time I saw one I thought it very funny. After that I didn't. Hopefully I won't have such a short attention span for my blog splats.
If you're curious, the template came from btemplates.com and it was dead easy to install, amazingly... Took me less than 10 minutes in fact and even that was because I had to rearrange the widgets.
Whaddya reck, then, eh?
I want the contents of that glass....ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I especially love the spring-like colours.ReplyDelete
Sarah, I am loving the new look, so fresh and like fly I want the contents of the glass too.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's always nice to have glass of something to hand and, being green, is marvellously odd.ReplyDelete
And it is perfect for Spring. We had some of that this week but now we're back to clouds and a forecast of rain for the weekend.
Gin in a wine glass? Very novel! But in a good way of course!ReplyDelete
Tut tut, the glass should contain pastis, of course, not some poofter green wee.ReplyDelete
From another online contact I learned this week that the Marseilles slang for pastis is "fly," pronounced just like the English word. Did you know that?
Yes, expat, I did, but only recently. We may well have learned it from the same online source...ReplyDelete
Gin is good anyway, hausfrau!
Hello again Sarah, I have something for you, over at mine.ReplyDelete
>>We may well have learned it from the same online source...<<ReplyDelete
I don't think so. My source was a marseillaise -- a young single mum who I chat up on Internet Relay Chat. A social network that pre-dates FesseBouc by more than 15 years!
Your new template is rather jolly.ReplyDelete
However it doesn't render properly in Firefox 3.6 or I would suggest in IE8.
The only browser that I user regularly that it seems to render it correctly is Google Chrome.
The half bunch of grapes looks with the big block of white next to it looks a bit odd.
Also the footer isn't quite right.
Hope you don't mind me saying.
expat, maybe it was you who told me. I got a comment on my blog recently.ReplyDelete
Nick - I don't mind at all, I appreciate your comments. The template was taken apparently from Wordpress where you can have links to other pages, and those links go in the white block next to the grapes. As you can't do that in Blogger, it's just a white block.
Many of the templates are based on Wordpress ones in fact. I'll see if I can play with the rendering, but can't promise anything! I thought the footer looked okay the last time I looked. What's it done? :)
The footer has "My Categories" cut in half horizontally.ReplyDelete
The tag line "Things French, life in France, general wittering and the odd rant" gets placed differently in different browsers. In Firefox 3.6 the initial "T" is truncated to the left.
It looks like the image with the wine glass is meant to line up with the stripe that goes the whole way across.
I would hack out the white space between the grapes and the glass.
You would never guess that I build websites for a living (part anyway).
Thanks Nick. I looked at the HTML and couldn't work out what went where so left it as it is.ReplyDelete
I'm crap at that sort of thing.