I started to get eyestrain while reading my own blog and there was at least one other person who mentioned they were having the same issue with the new blog template. I now understand why major news sites and blogs use black text on a white background. This current template will serve as a temporary one until I can develop something a bit more permanent. The ultimate goal is to come up with a template that is clean and easy to read.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
When I created the blog, I picked out the most minimalist template that I could get away with because I just wanted to get some content up without agonizing over appearance. I decided that it’s time to make the blog look a bit better now that it’s gained in popularity.
I’ve been scouring the Internet for awhile looking for a template that would be appropriate, but couldn’t really come up with anything that wasn’t stereotypical. The standard technical templates are what you’d expect…pictures of computers, mobile phones, countless Matrix themed backgrounds, Windows themes, etc.
I like the white lettering on black background that the SANS Forensic Blog uses so I decided to just use the Blogspot template creator to come up with something workable that I hope you will like better than what I had before.
I have increased the size of the font in addition to using the black and white theme so that it would be easier to read. I also have to admit that I’m fond of the juxtaposition of the scenic yet barren desert background alongside the highly technical content of the blog itself.
I’ve also put up a live Twitter feed for the AFoDBlog Twitter feed so that readers can get a sense of what I’m putting out through that account.