Friday, January 30, 2009

If you want it done right, I guess you have to do it yourself.

I'm talking about the blog look. I may get sick of it soon, but hey, I made it myself, and now that I have the hang of it, you probably won't ever recognize the joint when you come back. I'm not one of those women who take forever getting ready to go out, trying on every dress she owns. But I am like that with web design...I just hadn't subjected my blog to it before now.

I'm not sure if I'm keeping the bow thingie doos, because I'm really not all that frilly froo froo, but I thought they looked nice for now.

It was so easy to incorporate the background and logo I wish I had done it a long time ago.

If anyone else wants their blog dressed up, just leave a comment. Let me practice on you for free before I start charging for blogger templates on my site. LOL Hey, graphic design has been my life. Ya gotta make a buck somehow.

Let me know what you think of the new look and if I should can the bows.

Tomorrow is my birthday, so be nice. :D

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Update on the new look and the website...

Okay, after totally freaking out because the new look I had chosen was keeping the blog from functioning correctly, I finally got everything straightened out and back to somewhat "normal" although I still have to add all my sidebar stuff back in, and I'm not really thrilled with the background image or the text layout/style, but this will have to do for now.

Was that a long enough sentence for you? Hope you weren't reading out loud because you probably had to take a few breaths. Sorry.

The website is still in my name but is being held hostage until I pay up. Funny thing about that is that my web host purchased it on my behalf and I can't sign into what is presumably my own account in order to renew.

Emails have been sent.

If anyone knows of a great site for free blogger templates that actually WORK and don't return error messages when you try to install them or break when you try to use them, by all means, POST A LINK. Please?

My best buddy and I have a design site where we do templates for BISI ( stores and Zen-Carts. I'm making a mental note that I need to add Blogger templates to the lineup since I was thoroughly disgusted with the lack of results that googling "Blogger templates" returned. Time to fill the niche.

Does this template make my butt look big?

Yes, it's still just me, but in a new party dress.

I had to remove the old one because the background image was one I made and used the word "" repeatedly throughout. Well, since the website died a horrible, painful death, I didn't want to be reminded of it daily.

You will notice all my wigamajigs are missing from the sidebar and I will work furiously one of these days to get them all added back in. I already worked furiously to save them and I'm sick of messing with it right this second.

The reason exists no more is due to the fact that, although I got repeated reminders via email from some site I've never heard of that my domain name was about to expire, I couldn't figure out where the heck I bought the domain from so that I could renew it.

Being the professional procrastinator that I am, I successfully put off doing anything about it until one day I went to the site and some other graphic was up there, with a bunch of bogus "click me" links, pretending to be a site about MS.

There's a picture of this smiling college coed on it who seems to be mocking me whenever I go there. My blood is boiling over my site name being snatched up within seconds of expiration.

Oh well, let them try to sell the grammatically incorrect stupid site name to someone else! Hey, I know! Maybe all those russian spammers that had invaded the message board to post porno videos might want to buy it?? (part of the reason I wasn't in a big hurry to renew the domain).

I'll have to let my neuro know, tho, because he had admin privileges and had some pages of MS info hosted there. Oh well, maybe that coed will tell him where his pages went.

So, with that, a chapter in my MS life closes. The message board is officially dead.

But my blog is reborn. :-) And isn't she a cutie?? I google "free blogger templates" and visited a bunch of sites before finding this one over at:
(this is where I would have put the link but I closed that browser window and no longer remember where I got the template. oops. my bad. Perhaps they have their credit in the footer if you are interested in dolling up your blog too.)

Our Fingo Heads Yahoo Group is going strong, tho. Spammers can't get in, so we chit chat to our heart's content.

Now to figure out why all the little tabs on the left of the templates say "undefined".

Please pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain....

Back with news soon.