Monday, August 13, 2012

A Fresh Look for the Relaunch

Images for my column headings have always challenged me. In many cases, I resorted to text on background colors to avoid matching heights and widths. For this blog, I wanted column headings on Washi tape which meant I had to overcome a few challenges in Blogger.

Blogger's Picture widget adds borders to all images. If there's a way to remove the border, I've failed to find it. By referencing images using the HTML/JavaScript widget I was able to eliminate the borders. This meant that all images had to be available online before they could be used in the blog's layout.
Once I knew how to add the images to the blog I started playing with positioning. I liked the action buttons on the same line as the labels.

Unfortunately, the initial column widths were to narrow to support this design. Once I had the layout close to working, it was time to add the headshot so you would know who I am.
Lately I'm wearing a hat in almost every photo (Krissia and David's wedding; Helen and Icka's Birthday BBQ; in Belden sitting along the shores of the Feather River; and walking in The Mission). I chose the photo of me in my Black and White polka dress for the About page and this one taken by cubes for my headshot.

What do you think of the new look?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.