The Everchanging Theme

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : February 19, 2006

You may have noticed that my theme has changed again. Several people have let me know that my previous design was lacking.  For some reason, I find it difficult to get my typepad blogs "perfect." I enjoy designing stuff–it is an interesting distraction for me.  However, I really dislike typepad at this point, because the customization is limited.  Even though they supposedly allow you to update code and tweak the .css, I find the interface and options sort of confusing.  I prefer wordpress (which I use for, but I’m sorta stuck with Typepad, since I have a number of blogs here and don’t want the hassle of moving all of them.

And so, right now I’m using a prepackaged Typepad theme.  I like it, but for some reason I’m not able to use any of the Typepad Pro tools to change the banner image.

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4 Responses to “The Everchanging Theme”

  1. Mike on February 19th, 2006 2:52 pm

    Be cool,
    Both formats are good. what’s more important is content not design.

  2. blorge on February 20th, 2006 7:44 pm

    I agree, Mike.

    Substance over style!

  3. Van S on February 20th, 2006 7:55 pm

    True, true. But design isn’t insigificant. And I rather enjoy the design piece. But right now I don’t want to put a lot of time into design. Since this new prepackaged theme looks fine, I’ll stick with it for a while.

  4. blorge on February 21st, 2006 9:29 pm

    Design is significant, but changing things to make them look flashier is part of consumer fetishism. You, the bloger are alienating the reader because you keep on changing the look, making it difficult for people to find what they’re looking for. It’s a classical case of the alienation of the masses.

    Long live Marx! (oh, wait…)

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