Friday, February 16, 2007

Time for a face lift

Thanks to feedback from the brutal bastards at Ask And Ye Shall Recieve and from the extraordinary kindness of Josh at the Rage of Xalpharis, I'm giving myself a much needed facelift.

Well, my actual face is still falling into my neck. Ain't nothing nobody can do about that this side of $10k.

But the blog deserved a good going over.

So, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1=sucks smelly ass juice through a straw and 10=Best Fucking Blog Format Ever, how do you like the new template?

Be honest! I can take it!


Joe said...

Sorry Bro, it blows.

Xavier Onassis said...

OK. I'll take that hit.

But just to help me out, can you be more specific? What "blows" about it?

The color? The font? The layout?

Just curious and hungry for input.

travelingal said...

Woke up this morning and saw all the snow outside. Got on the computer, clicked on Hip Suburban White Guy, and my eyes still had to adjust to the blizzard on my monitor. I mean, it's really WHITE. Guess I can get used to it and since I usually do this blog thing first thing in the morning, maybe it'll wake me up. 8 for the format and template. 2 for the color.

p.s. One of the best things about your site is that I can bring up the original post while writing my response. I don't see that on too many blogs and I really like it so don't lose that feature

Janet said...

I wanna know why none of the blogger templates (both standard and created) won't size to fit my screen.

I have my resolution set to 1280x1024, and all the blogs show up as this strip down the middle of my browser. It NEVER resizes to fit my screen. Drives me up the fucking wall.

And I was really dissapointed with how few new templates there were at the sites your reviewer mentioned. Maybe I just didn't search hard enough.

Xavier Onassis said...

Janet - I think part of the problem with the templates has to do with the move to the new Beta Blogger. There were a lot more templates out there that worked with the old Blogger. A lot fewer that work with te new blogger. As far as the screen appearance goes, my resolution is set at 1024 x 780. Try swithing to that and see how things look.

Xavier Onassis said...

Travel - I'm flattered to be one of the first things you look at every morning.

Tracy said...

It is very white. Really, really bland vanilla white. I come here because you aren't bland vanilla (like me.)

Joe said...

I agree with the others, way too white. In fact its as white as my Casper the Ghost ass, and that's white.
Still, you're one of my regular stops on my blogging journey, a template change won't deter me.

SmedRock said...

Look slike the default Blogger Template. I am not a blogger user,but hier must be some free template out in the known universe somewhere. Content kicks ass though, so a 2 for the template.

SmedRock said...

Check your browser. It is not the screen size. This is directed to Janet.

Iwanski said...

You need something darker. This is too bright.

Janet said...

I use Firefox. I refuse to use IE.

XO, the white doesn't bother me, probably because my blog is white. I don't like the blue at the top, though, too generic, imo.

Xavier Onassis said...

OK, I hear ya.

Basically what you are all telling me is that the new format is a blindingly sterile wasteland devoid of any essential "XOness".

The format doesn't match the content.

I need something darker and more emblematic of the emotionless black hole which is at the very core of my soul.

Cool! Thanks for the feedback! You guys are great!

I'll go template hunting again.

Because I want to be unique, just like everybody else.

Heh heh heh...

emawkc said...

XO, I disagree with everyone. I like the colors and layout. It really speaks to your bright positive outlook on life and the whiteness is reflective of the life of purity you've led. Kudos.

Janet said...

I just fell out of my chair laughing! Thanks, emawkc!

Xavier Onassis said...

Alright you two!!

Break it up. I get it.

Faith said...

But, you're the hip suburban WHITE guy! I think it's very fitting in that respect.

Also, darker backgrounds with lighter font color hurt my eyes more than brighter backgrounds with darker font color.

I don't really care what a person's blog LOOKS like. I come here for the content, brutha.