You’ve probably already noticed, but I’ve spent so much time working on it, that I simply HAD to post something to mark the occasion.
YES! DDM has totally renovated its theme! To tell the truth, I loved the old one to bits, however yesterday I got a tip from a reader that the fact that the layout was white fonts on a black background, made it harder and more tiring for many people to read. He also very helpfully gave me a couple of links about astigmatism, and considering how high the percentage of astigmatic readers is, I could see why a white font on a black background would prove a problem.
At first, I thought about ignoring the whole thing. I mean – I started writing this blog first and foremost to unburden myself, vent a bit, as well as… you know… JUST WRITE. However, thinking about it, I realized that communication is an important part of every writer’s work, so, here I am, giving you a helping hand, and also hoping that as that particular reader said, this new and easier-to-read theme will help to boost the readership of this blog even more. We’ll see in the approximate future, shan’t we?
It took me quite a while to choose a new theme. Apart from the fact that I’m quite a picky person, I DID want my blog to present a totality of the whole at first glance. Meaning that it was important for it to sport Menu titles at the top, and not hidden somewhere or behind a tiny weeny button at the side. Another thing was the actual individuality of the blog – which, I think, is pretty summed up in the ambient header picture, and which I still wanted to feature prominently in the new layout. Widgets were another factor. Not all themes show widgets at the side of the main page. Some of them just dump them at the end, which I can’t stand.
So, I tried, twisted and prodded (free) themes for around two hours until I finally found this one. Still takes some getting used to, but I think it’s pretty ok, isn’t it?
Please, PLEASE do tell me WHAT YOU THINK!!