Redeemed Rambling is hating on this blog, criticizing our graphic design! This is what he says about Cranach:
Ugly. Mixed web 1.0 and 2.0 graphics give the site a weird feel. The posts and comments sometimes display wrong. Definitely a content-centric blog, but that doesn’t give it license look uglier than a newspaper.
Mixed web 1.0 and 2.0 graphics? (I don’t even know what that means, which is probably part of the problem.) Weird feel? (Maybe I’m just being emergent.) Post and comments sometimes display wrong? (That I know, but I’ve been unable to remedy it.) Content-centric? (Well, yes.) No license to look uglier than a newspaper? (But I like the look of newspapers!)
Redeemed Rambling has white letters on a black background. Isn’t that hard to read? Isn’t black print on a white background better and making a statement about being print-oriented? And why does Redeemed Rambling have my picture in the side-bar? That uglifies HIS site. At least I have a great artist’s portrait here, rather than my own. But I guess I owe it to Cranach’s memory to have a blog with some visual appeal.
At any rate, I don’t want to hurt your eyes or violate your aesthetic sensibility. I’m sure it’s time for a complete Cranach make-over. What do you think? What would you suggest?
Help, tODD and Stewart!