Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Change

So, I've upgraded my template to the new blogger layouts. I think I have everything from the old one here, but if you see something missing, let me know.

I have gotten rid of my old comments. Yes, I'm finally using Blogger's comments after avoiding them for how long now? I have it set so anyone can comment whether they have a Blogger blog or not. Let me know if it doesn't work.

I've also changed the layout, something I can now do quickly and painlessly. I used to have to recreate me side bar everytime I did it. Now, Blogger does it for me. I think I like this new template. At least for the time being.

Speaking of the sidebar, you'll notice I have added the RSS feed for my Epinion reviews. Just in case you want to keep track of what I am reviewing there. The majority of my reviews are still at Amazon, but my new reviews will show up both places within a couple days of each other or at Epinions first in the case of movie in theaters.

So, tell me what you think.

4 comments:

Matt said...

It looks good to me. I've been resisting the change since I have so many changes to the standard format (though probably not as many as you with your sidebar). I just need to take some time and make the change. You've made it look nice--and easy.

So why did you avoid Blogger comments?

Mark said...

Thanks.

It took some time, but no more then any time I've changed my layout. And now I can do it with no change at all.

I avoided Blogger comments for several reasons. When first introduced, you had to have a blogger account to sign up, and I didn't want to force that on people. I liked anyone being able to comment. Plus, I liked setting my comment lable.

However, my old service archieves comments after a couple months. Now, I'll be able to go back and read comments as well as my posts. Plus, I can now set my comment lable and anyone can comment. Plus now trackbacks will work on my blog.

Basically, it's something I'd wanted to do for a while, but hadn't gotten around to doing. This was the perfect chance.

faith said...

ooohhh...nice!

It looks great!

Mark said...

Glad you like it, Faith