5.08.2008

My husband is a genius

So I decided it was time for a change on the blog. I found this template on http://scrapgrounds.blogspot.com (as I was blogstalking Aliese, whom I believe I went to hs with, but don't really remember, so I hope that's ok...) that I really liked, and it was so easy to put up! The only problem was that the color behind my text was really bright, so there wasn't really enough contrast to easily read my blog. Of course, I asked Cory for some help.

He checked out the code, and realized it was all done in CSS, which he has been working with a lot lately. To make a somewhat long story short, he realized the easiest thing to do was make a new layer that was slightly transparent between the text and the background, which would then dull the color of the background. However, we wanted the edges to remain bright, so in creating the transparent layer, he had to make another layer of total transparency (on the edges, so when placed over the background it'd remain clear), then blur the two layers together, and save it all as one png file that we could add in to the code. Make sense? Probably not, because I can't explain it, but I'm really excited about the results.

Yes, yes, I do believe genius is the word. Thank you Cory, I love you. And thanks to Aliese, too, for providing a fun new background! Whadda y'all think?

8 comments:

BECKY said...

I love the new look!!!

Anna said...

very cute. I like it a lot. I'm always tempted to mess with mine, but I need to let it be for a while, I think....oh well.

Stu said...

I hate to be the party pooper, but I don't really like it. It's really hard to read any of the text. I honestly don't know what color you could pick that would make it easier to read.

But that's the point of blogs. You can do whatever the heck you want, and all anyone can do is complain. It's your space, do what you will :D

Stu said...

I'm not necessarily arguing that your husband is or isn't a genius. It's just hard to read.

Jessie said...

You know, I always thought he was too.

It's true, it's still hard to read, but it's better than before. To really fix it we'd have to modify the whole background and I just don't want to do that. And there seems like there's be copyright issues too.

Jessie said...

Hang on, hang on, now who is posting as me? I'm sorry I forgot to log out again... there was food!

gilian said...

okay, not only is your husband a genius, and I never thought I'd say this, but I am so glad he always has access to a computer. He was the only one I could think of who would be at a computer at 5:30 tonight when I forgot to check the address of dad's and my appointment with the retirement specialists downtown--or rather, I remembered the address wrong, so we were lost and I called the genius and asked him to log in to my outlook calendar and he saved the night.

Not only did he help create those two amazing babies, but he got us to the right place and only just a bit late.

Thank you for marrying him.

Lisa B. said...

Gorgeous!