Monday 27 February 2012

The new look of the blog

The new look of the blog

Since a little bit over a week, this blog has a new look. I changed the template of the blog and I must say that 'm very happy with the new look.
I'm happy with the possibility of having a back ground picture and I think that the text is still very well readable.

However, since you are my readers and I hardly has any feedback at all, I would like to hear your opinion. For a week, until 4th March, you can find a poll box on the top right corner of the sidebar and you can answer yes or no to the question if you like the new lay out.
I'm also very interested if you can let me know what you do or don't like in the new look.

Alright, time to vote and hopefully time to write a small comment at the bottom of this post!



Paul Garrigan said...

I tend to read your posts on my RSS reader so I only visit the blog to comment. The new look is nice :)

Camille said...

Thanks Paul,

Your feedback is well appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I don´t like. The contrast is too high for my eyes. And it is difficult to see in sun. For migraine people this contrast is not good. But I like the background picture and otherwise the lay out. br, Anja

Camille said...

Hi Anja,

Thanks for your input. I actually enjoy the white lettering with the darker background. It's unfortunate that it doesn't make it easy for you to read.

Right now it looks the majority likes the change. Please do keep coming back though!

Martyn said...

Camille - I like the new look and especially the latest posts with thumbnails. I'm sure you'll slowly tweak it over the next few months to make it even sweeter looking.

A thumbs up from me and your poll reads 21-9 positive too.

Camille said...

Hi Martyn,

Good to hear from you again. Am too busy to check other blogs but thanks for popping in!

Good to see you like it, poll is oing well indeed!

Jim said...

Dear Camille,

Love your site and have been an avid follower since my first trip to Koh Samui last May. Since then I have returned in October and have planned to visit again in May this year. The information on the site has always been useful and the most up to date of all the sites I look to for information. You can sense that there is a ‘but’ coming! Although not blind I am short sighted and since the colour change to the back ground I can no longer read the dialogue without straining my eyes. The new layout seems, from what I can see, to be great but I can no longer read it!

Please take pity on us slightly optically challenged and revert back to a clearer background. If not then all I can say is thank you for the twelve months worth of information and I shall have to bid you adieu as my eyes can no longer cope!

Many Thanks.


Camille said...

Hi Jim,

Thanks for taking the time to get in touch, it’s much appreciated.

So far, the feedback on the blog change has been encouraging, it looks like around 70% of readers like the change. However, besides your mail, I had received feedback from two more people with reading disabilities that they can't read the words anymore, due to the background and color coding. I may change the template at some stage again, but not until I'm back home on Koh Samui again, which will be mid March.

Best regards,