Sunday, November 02, 2008


The Muffin Got a Makeover!

I've been putting it off for a while, but I finally treated her to a spa day. The Muffin officially has a new outfit--a gorgeous three-piece ensemble, otherwise known as a three-column template. It was not an easy task! This old girl is still in FTP Blogger Beta, so I had to create the template from scratch--no easy push-button publishing here. It caused me an html headache, but it was worth it.

I had a lot of help from a fantastic site: Pam Blackstone's Random Bytes. If you are still using Blogger Beta, you should definitely check out this post on building a three-column blogger template. Of course, it's from 2006! I think we're probably the only ones still using the old system. I love having it connected to the WOW! site though, and hope that someday Blogger will figure out a better way. Until then, we just have too many published posts to risk switching.

Here's what The Muffin looked like yesterday:

And here's what she looks like today: (Well, obviously, you are viewing it.)

I haven't viewed it on all browsers--I only use Firefox and Safari on a Mac--so your feedback is truly appreciated. Does it look good on your browser? Is anything broken?

I'm still tweaking things here and there, and I'd love to know what you think.

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Blogger Annie said...

I'm using the latest version of IE and it looks WONDERFUL!

Thanks for your hard work! As one of The Muffin's contributors, I certainly appreciate it!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Lauri said...

Very nice. I'll have to look into that for my own blog.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Love the makeover. The colors are more subtle, very comforting.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Sarabeth said...

It's a good makeover with colors that soothe and invite the reader.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Ang said...

I am using Internet Explorer and it looks GREAT! I love the new colors...PINK is definitely my favorite. The layout looks great as well. WONDERFUL JOB!

7:53 AM  
Blogger MP said...

Yay, it's working for me now! I couldn't get on for awhile but now it's great. Angela, you've done a wondeful job--it looks really fabulous. :)

10:06 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Excellent work. Kudos!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Cher'ley said...

Looks very sexy and girlie. I like it.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hi Ladies,

I just got back today--I actually took the day off--and wow, thanks for the comments! I'm sooooo happy that it looks good in I.E. That's what I was worried about. =)

Woo-hoo! No more bugs in The Muffin.



5:23 PM  

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