Thursday, August 07, 2008

Hello First Time Readers

Nice Blog

First time here? I'd like your impressions.
What are your first impressions?
What did you first think your blog was about when they arrived at it?
Did you find it easy to read/navigate/understand?
What did you ‘feel’ when they first arrived at your blog?
What suggestions do you have on how you could improve your blog?
What questions do you have having surfed your blog?
What words would you use to describe the design?
What are the main things that you remember about your blog 10 minutes later?
Let me know in the comments.

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  1. What suggestions do you have on how you could improve your blog?
    ~ It loads in my browser a little funny, keeps resizing side to side as different elements load. Like how it fits in my small 14" ibook screen. Would like a little more demarcation between posts, I sometimes miss that the post has ended.

    What words would you use to describe the design? ~ Busy? Lots to see/look at/ignore?

  2. came over from friendfeed, assaulted be layout and colors, choppy, disorganized, i want to run away, and i will, as soon as i post this .. i offer this in the spirit of constructive criticism, because i believe you are sincere

  3. Thanks for the comments. The design on the blog has been seriously neglected...

    @rebecca I changed the demarcation between the posts. I added white space and a line. Hope that helps.

    @gregory I removed al the colors. Now it's a plain white. Also got rid of a lot of extraneous things at the end of each post.

    I appreciate the feedback. Next up I'll work in the header and also take a look on a smaller screen to see what's going in there.

  4. @rebecca I also made the titles of the post larger to help in designating where the new posts start.

  5. wow, nice change, and quick too .. now, hmm, blogger has a weird comment system, every thought of disqus? and they are threaded ...

    since you are so good at this, the other question you ask ... no, i cannot tell what the site is about. can google? is "
    Steve Garfield on pop culture and technology" enough?

    might it be a larger font size?

    man. amazing how much difference the white made ...

  6. Just changed the header. I like it a lot more. Working on the sidebar is daunting.... I'l work on cleaning that up next.

    I played with the font sizes a little.


  7. dang, better every time i look.. and a great strategy for geting page views ... three from me so far today.. :-)

    make "Steve Garfield on pop culture and technology" bigger?

    enjoy, gregorylent