Doodads — new blog look plus

After being with WP a few years with no major changes to the design of the page, I decided to do it today.  One major change is that all of the links to past posts are now at the bottom of the page.  The format at the top is a lot more graphic oriented.  Not real crazy about the right-biased text and will be trying to figure out how to center it.  The font has been changed to a more user-friendly one (I think so anyway) and the color scheme is darker which is easier on the eyes (mine anyway!) A “logo” of Chauncey and the jade plant have been added (isn’t he adorable?)

Take a look and see what you think.

The music for today is an electronica tune I’ve heard on pandora radio many times.  Today I wrote the name down so I could find it on youtube and share it.

47 Comments Add yours

  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    It’s much cleaner Lisa…I like it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Great! Thank you for the feedback 🙂 I cannot figure out how it looks different one way clicking on the title in the feed vs. clicking on the “visit” button.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        It should be the same…I like how the bottom is lined up.

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      2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Lisa about as off topic as you can get…Bailey made a covid mask video for Austin Peay…pretty grim…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Very effective presentation! I am out of the loop. Who is Austin Peay??

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            Oh I’m sorry…it’s Austin Peay University…sorry about that. he edited something he had going earlier and put it together…they liked it and posted it on their facebook page which was pretty cool…he made an A so that is good.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Oh ok! I thought maybe it was about a celebrity who died from covid. Excellent, Max!

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    I really like it. But there’s always a but LOL
    The white seems so bright. If you asking for feedback maybe the white could be cream or even a paler purple.
    Overall it’s perfect!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Jen. Do you know how to change just one of the colors? They have whole color schemes.

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        Yes. You can pick you own colour or tone. You’ll see it in the same area. You can move your cursor according to what you want.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          This template doesn’t have that option. They have a bunch of color schemes that you can choose from but you have to take the combo whole.

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          1. Jen Goldie says:

            Mine has it under the template

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      2. Jen Goldie says:

        “Pick your own color”

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        1. msjadeli says:

          That’s not an option for this template either 😦

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          1. Jen Goldie says:

            Its ok. What you have if is great.

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          2. Jen Goldie says:

            I’m using Hemingway Rewritten

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Thanks for trying to help, Jen 🙂

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              1. Jen Goldie says:

                You’re welcome Li. 🙂

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  3. Fandango says:

    Very nice. I really like the new look.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Fandango 🙂

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  4. Sadje says:

    Looking good Li.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  5. Chris Hall says:

    I like it, Li 🙂 Not sure if I’m ready to make a change to my site, but new year, new look…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Chris. One really good thing about it is all of your data shifts over from what I can tell. I think you can also make changes without saving them just to see what it would look like.

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        I seem to remember that, now you mention it. Might give it a try when I’m stuck with my writing 😉

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  6. Sheree says:

    Definitely an improvement

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  7. memadtwo says:

    I’ll have to check it out later on my computer. Nothing looks the way it should on my tablet–a big WP failing in my opinion. It does look fresh and clean though.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe. That’s what I’m going for 🙂

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I did and I like it. A change is good. Memadtwo needs a serious update and cleaning, but Nina is not really up to it, and we need to do it when we can sit down together and hash it out. Clutter accumulates, even in blogs.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I’ve spent the last so many days categorizing the one giant folder of files on my computer. It was spurred by a poetry chapbook “contest” for MI writers. Once the poems are all in one folder I’ll try to find 30 or 40 to submit. It has been tedious but is giving me a sense of purpose.

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          1. memadtwo says:

            Good luck! I need to organize both my writing and art. I submitted 2 small chapbooks last year, but it was pretty disorganized, and I got no response at all. This is a project for when I find a permanent place to live, maybe next year. First I need to sort through all the stuff now in the storage room. Once I get my physical space in shape, I hope to have more room for the mental space. I can’t even find things on my computer–neither images or poems.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Thanks, K. Things to look forward to for the new year. It’s been interesting looking through some of these, so few wheat so much chaff 😦 We’ll see if there is enough to make a loaf of bread.

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              1. memadtwo says:

                I know just what you mean! And yet there’s always that surprise where you go: where did that come from?

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  8. -Eugenia says:

    Lisa, I love the changes! I’ve changed themes and the appearance of my blog many times and with that said, some themes don’t have the option to change the color of the background (noting comments from Jen). I am a stickler for colored backgrounds because it is easier on the eyes and do a thorough theme search until I find one where the background can be changed. Just because the description states “custom colors” doesn’t mean one can get rid of a white background. The theme you are using looks nice and organized but I agree with Jen, the white is hard on the eyes.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Eugi, thank you for the info. I can’t stand the white either. Between your and Jen’s help maybe I can get it where it needs to be to save eyeballs everywhere 🙂

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Let me know if you need any help. ❤️

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  9. The new look is lovely. Also, thanks for the music. It helped get me out of a Christmas music loop! 🤓

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  10. Irene says:

    Love the new look, MsJadeLi! If you are typing using the Classic block, press SHIFT-ALT-J at the same time and it justifies the right margin. I do not think you can do it using the new Paragraph text block, or I have not found a way to do it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Irene, and glad you like the new look 🙂

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  11. ghostmmnc says:

    The new look is super! I like the background color a lot. Your puppy dog is a cutie! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Barbara 🙂

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  12. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Very nice! I never thought about the “brightness” of the white before (from your convo above) and went to look at my site. Isn’t it just normal “whiteness” that’s in most blogs? I peeked inside Jen Goldie’s blogs and it is nice how she has a color like this purple color you have here for comments everywhere…but how do you find it, I wonder? Where’s the mechanism? In the meantime, it looks good! I’m sure my site is going to remain the same for about 20 years, lol………….

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You click on “My Sites” in the upper left corner, then click on “Themes” in the Design area. You can sort them into free ones and paid ones and test them out before saving. It transfers all of your posts, etc but you have to reset your main page image and a few other things. Pretty easy to do. I think I’ll be shifting mine to one without the brightness of white screen and also this one has all of the text on the right side of the screen which aggravates me. A work in progress 🙂

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  13. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Good for exercising the synapses! 🙂 🙂

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