I have been intrigued by some of the blogs that have gone to the wider format with the capability of posting really large pictures. This morning I created a test blog to work with this format in the hopes of using it with Life in the Slow Lane.
I want to get everything right—header, background, font size—before switching to the minima stretch format. There were a couple of things that I did not like about the wider format. For one, I don’t like the really wide header with the pictures that don’t fill the border. I know you can delete the border, but I sort of like it and have been working out how to make it smaller. I think I got that right and will be posting instructions at some point. Now I’m working on the background.
If you want to check my progress, here is the LINK to my test blog. Let me know what you think. As a bonus, I’ve posted a couple of new pictures of my grandchildren on the test blog.
Update I—I have about decided that there are still things I like about the regular format that I don't want to give up. With the stretch format, for example, it is just about impossible to have a center section with something decorative running along the edges. So I went back to the regular two-column format and adjusted the widths of the columns. I'm still tweaking.
Update II—Well, I've been at it for much of the day, and what you see now is pretty close to the finished product. I just got through updating Windows Live Writer so that it recognizes my new template. I'll probably post some of the steps I went through on Show and Tell this Friday. I was going to wait until Metamorphosis Monday, but I will be traveling that day and probably would not be able to link the post. Friday is going to be a busy posting day for me because I have something I just have to share on Foodie Friday.
I think that's about all I can do today. My contacts are about stuck to my eyeballs from staring at the computer screen. Does anyone else have this problem?