Well, here it is, yet another new web design for ye olde Gecko’s Bark.
Il est fabuleux, oui? Oui, c’est vrai.
The only thing I don’t like about this theme, and I’m not sure how I can get around this, is that in the event of a short post, such as this one, the footer remains at the bottom; it’s position is tied to the sidebar, as you can see.
I’m going to have to tinker under the code hood, and see if I can make it dependent on the post position. Maybe I’ll add some kind of image to the background so it shows up only when there is a short post, eh? A GeckosBark.com Easter egg, as it were.
So whaddya think? I decided I didn’t dig the brown background (outside of the content areas), and went back to black. But this light green background and dark brown text is growing on me. …
And on the off chance that someone else reads this and wonders wtf? My friend Marie Eve informed me recently that the previous light green (almost white) text on a black background was quite impossible for her to read. I, on the other hand, find it easier when it comes to LCDs and websites, to read white text on a black background.
But then my tastes and opinions tend to run contrary to the rest of the world, and I tend to trust a friend’s judgments in these matters. Another example is clothes. Ninety-five percent of the time, I don’t care about clothes, and don’t really care what others think. But when I go to buy a suit, for the rare occasion I need to wear one, I make sure a woman is involved in the purchase as a consultant; left to my own devices I might choose something that makes me look like an ass. And usually on the occasion of wearing a suit is one of the also-rare times when I actually give a tinker’s damn about someone else’s perception of me.
So, when my friend Marie Eve expressed this opinion — she declared the site unreadable for her, in fact — I decided to see if we could arrive at something that she found acceptable in terms of her visual tastes and sense of readability, and my own artistic vision — such as it is. I trust women’s judgment when it comes to things like this, as I say. Especially since it was just a matter of making changes to the CSS file.
What you see here, this lovely dark text on a light green background — had to stick with the gecko color scheme — is (possibly) the end result.
P.S. Dammit, just now realized I forgot to fix the link in the new CSS file for the background image. The geckos were missing from the Gecko’s Bark. Christ in a Chrysler. It’s not launching the space shuttle, but there are a bezillion details to maintaining a website.