Sunday, July 06, 2008

there have been some changes.

A very kind and generous friend gave me a hand as a one-time special favor.

I'll give you a moment to acclimate.

39 comments:

Mags said...

Hey, cool!

Make it do something else, now! Can it dance?

Brian said...

Purple suits you.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like it. Love the purple tint to the top part.

H. L. Dyer said...

I am foursquare in favor of the changes.

This is a very moony sort of color scheme.

Which is a much wiser choice than a ratty color scheme.

Two thumbs up. :)

moonrat said...

thank you, thank you all.

Colorado Writer said...

It's great. THANK YOU.

Linda said...

Hmmmm... you've left the dark side for purple and grey. It's a bizarre color scheme that suits you. Much. Peace, Linda

Natalie said...

It's like the moon glistening on purple stuff, but not.

I like it.

Aerin said...

Aw, nice friend! Nice layout!

Sherri said...

This is purty. :)

AC Gaughen said...

love it! especially the little rat picture on the top. good call!

xAC

cindy said...

/runs around in confused circles

where am i?? =D

love the color, it's close to periwinkle, which was my favorite in the crayola box!

Jennifer L. Griffith said...

yeah, I was a bit surprised when this popped up purple. Looks good!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Oh very nice! Elegant and a little mysterious.

green_knight said...

I like this much better. Please keep.

JES said...

[...takes moment...]

[...takes second moment...]

[...third...]

Okay, it's going to take me a whole handful of moments. But -- like a bunch of people said when you first raised the redesign issue -- ultimately it doesn't make any difference. Long as the words on the screen stay as they've always been!

P.S. Just out of curiosity, did you always have what looks like a complete six months' worth of posts on the home page???

Jill Myles said...

It's going to take a little adjusting, but I think I like it! Yay!

Julie Weathers said...

Oh, my yes. I love this.

You have nice friends!

This is classy, professional, pretty and soothing. I may just come here and nap, er meditate about writing from time to time. If you see some boots you don't recognize, don't throw them away. I'm meditating.

Seriously, much easier on my tired old eyes.

Bernita said...

I seriously like it.
Elegant!

lj said...

Yes, very nice, though I confess to loving the old! Now that you're not white on dark, though, you could lose the boldface for your paragraphs and it would be even easier on the eyes...

The rat is a great touch.

ChrisEldin said...

Yes! Purple adds another layer of depth to your dark soul.
It's tormented, yet graceful and understated.
It says "I'm comfortable in my angst."

Does rally monkey know of these changes in you? He'll probably assume it's another man, when we all know it's another color....

Josephine Damian said...

Moonie: The pale words near the pale rat on the left are hard to see. I say add some space, make the words lower down in the image if you can. Make sure all the words fall in a dark area, or change font color.

Mario said...

Much more readable. Thank you.

Linda said...

I'm looking at this again on my work desktop and the header is not working for me. Too dark, can't see the words, and that lovely rat kind of disappears. Maybe punch it up with a brighter purple backdrop and then, maybe lighter text.

Also, the sidebar text - maybe a tad darker.

My dime's worth... Peace, Linda

Colleen_Katana said...

Whoaaaa. I like!

writtenwyrdd said...

This is actually easier to read. But I still say it's your blog, have white on black if you want to!

Christa said...

I really like it!

Christa said...

I really like it!

Froog said...

I'd got used to the white-on-black. For me, it's "you". (And a couple of my other favourite blogs use this colour scheme too, so I'm well acclimated.)

I remember the last time you tried a stunt like this. Wasn't that grey-on-grey or white-on-grey. GREY SUCKS!!!

People earlier in the thread are talking about purple and periwinkle (??). That sounds pretty sucky to me too - but now it's GREY (at least on my browser), and that sucks big-time.

Is this 'Celebrate Swatch' Month on EditorialAss?

Go back to the white-on-black.

Chumplet said...

I LUUUURVE it! Beautiful.

Mary said...

I like it! Better for the eyes, still mysterious and strong. :)

Loreth Anne White said...

Oh yesss -- I like. A lot :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...if you wanted to make a change...not bad. Readable. Kinda reminds me of a bruise on the third day. But in a good way. Okay, maybe I coulda said that better. Perhaps it will up your readership, which would be a good thing. I like your style. Keep writing. And what about that book you're working on? Get it done. 'Nuf said.

Sminthia said...

It's easier to read, but your old version was greener.

I mean in the environmentally friendly kind of way, like this:

http://www.blackle.com/

No guilt trip, though...

Travis Erwin said...

Looks good.

Kim W said...

Oh, this is much, much better! When I logged on, it was quite a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the change! The white on black took a lot of getting used to. I'm going to be just fine with this. :D

Amy MacKinnon said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! I think it still keeps the essential mood of the other look but I can read it much better! Selfishly happy! Thanks for so many great posts, btw.

- JeffV

david-ripley said...

The new colour scheme better reflects your inner beauty.