For a while now the look of this site has been pissing me off.
It had a dull dark sombre tasteless look about it, but I suppose that was a fair reflection of the content?
I thought about scrapping the theme altogether and going for something completely different but there was a problem – I had grown quite fond of my little moving images, and it had taken a lot of hard work and sweat to get them to work.
I tried changing the background colour because I was really tired of that blue look, but then all the stuff at the top of the site looked wrong – mainly because it was all still blue. So I had to break the top images up into little bits so instead of being a big chunk of image with a blue background there are now lots of little images with no background at all.
It was actually a lot harder than I expected. Of course I had lost all the original files I had used to make up the top, and the ones that were actually in use had become a bit moth-eaten so I had to start from scratch. Pain in the hole time.
It's done now, for better or worse.
I'm quite pleased with the effect. It looks lighter and the colour reminds me of the colours of the mountains – winter heather, turf and deer shite.
So what do you think?
I must have spent at least twenty minutes doing all the changes.
Was it worth all that time and effort?