Pardon the Remodeling Dust

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:16 AM

I've never been entirely happy with the new asisaid design I switched to early last year. The background color was a bit too minty and light, and the header was too plain. I've been wanting to try a photo-based theme for awhile, so I decided to go through my newly cleaned up iPhoto and pick out some photos. Virtually everything you see (including every photo up in the main header and in the sidebar headers) has been taken within the last few months. The first, third, fourth and fifth photos in the header were actually taken just in the last week, for example.

Note for the archive: I plan on changing the header more frequently in the future, so if you are reading this weeks or months after I posted this entry, go here to see the header I am actually referring to (in case I've changed it).

I've also replaced the drawing of a hill side that was at the bottom of each page with a real hill side of a similar shape. The drawing was a cropped portion of the old asisaid's header, which changed with the seasons. It never really fit in with the new site design, but the bottom of the page needed some color. I think this looks better.

Well, this is a work in progress, but I'd like to hear any thoughts y'all have on whether I'm headed in a good direction. Post your critiques below. :)

Tags: Photos

Re: Pardon the Remodeling Dust
What?!?!?! No pictures of formula1 cars or bikes or anything sports related??? I hate IT!!!!! :razz: Seriously, its your site, as long as you're happy, who cares. :wink: As for issues, the lower righthand side with all the 2001 XML is a complete bunched up mess. It looks like things are written over one another. If you need a screen shot let me know. Take care
Posted by Mark - Jan 20, 2006 | 1:46 PM

Re: Pardon the Remodeling Dust
Where are the pics from?
Posted by Josiah Ritchie - Jan 20, 2006 | 4:16 PM

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Mark: How could it be improved (without formula 1 cars or bikes) -- if there is something in particular you'd like to see, please let me know. A screenshot on the one issue would be great... thanks! Josiah: The first and third pictures in the header are from Winfield, MO. The second is the sidewalk at Lindenwood. The fourth is down in the flatlands by the Missouri River on a road called Greensbottom. The fifth is a boxwood bush in a shopping center and the sixth is the chapel at the Daniel Boone Home. On the side bar, the sunset is at Lindenwood (taken shortly after the former picture, if I recall) and the pelicans were in Winfield. The lake/hill at the bottom of the page is from near Ridgedale, MO on Table Rock Lake.
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jan 20, 2006 | 11:51 PM

Re: Pardon the Remodeling Dust
I like me some photos. Cool.
Posted by Christopher - Jan 21, 2006 | 12:48 AM

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Very nice; it suits my image of you. Much nicer photo of you, too. I'm still working on getting a good photographer to hold my camera for me. My current headshot is about as revealing and accurate as anything I've done so far.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Jan 21, 2006 | 6:12 PM

Re: Pardon the Remodeling Dust
Christopher: Thanks! Ed: Thank you, as well. Regarding the photo, I agree -- the last one wasn't the best -- and it looked worse on here than elsewhere too. This one is a bit washed out (I had to recolor the one side of my face a bit to make up for the overhead light), but it works OK for now. Your photo seems very good to me.
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jan 22, 2006 | 6:17 PM

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