Monday, May 18, 2009

New Template

I changed my blog template a few weeks ago because my blog was loading slowly and was showing errors. Turns out Feedburner was screwing up for some reason. I removed most of the bells and whistles and what you see here is the result.

Only a few people have commented on the new look. What do you think? Is it easier to read and navigate? Or is it totally boring and lame?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am the one who commented about your old blog being way to slow, and I must say, this is a big improvement.

It is a lot faster to navigate but here is a few suggestions:

- Put some pictures up of Saipan or something to make the blog seem more lively.

Si Yu'us Ma'ase!

KelliOnSaipan said...

Well, the look is a little boring, but we can still read the stories just fine. So it works for me.

Galvin Deleon Guerrero said...

I've always preferred substance over form anyway. I dig it.

Bon said...

It's ok. I liked the fishies, but it's easier to read.

Anonymous said...

Too pedestrian. Put all the bells and whistles back like it was before.

Elizabeth said...

correct me if I'm wrong Sir but isn't it suppose to be all about reading your blogs? lol! Don't matter to me as long as I can read your shizzle manizzles!

Anonymous said...

I think the poll is a bit skewed. If you notice, those who are opposed to the new layout post anonymously and are rebuked (albeit mildly).

I submit to you that those (as myself) who prefer the old layout don't want to appear as whiners and will either not post, or post anonymously.

Granted this is isn't something we lose sleep over, but I think the old layout has much more personality, appears more interesting to the eye, and most importantly, features Oreo prominently.

My point is, I think you are getting an over-representation of those who prefer substance over style, but the fact is, all of us will likely still read the blog regardless of what format you choose.

With that said, I choose "style!"

Anonymous said...

Actually, now that I look back over the comments, I realize you actually have 5 votes for the old look, and only 1 for the new (boring) look.

OLD LOOK: (5 IN FAVOR)
1. Put some pictures up of Saipan or something to make the blog seem more lively. (translation: yawn)

2. Well, the look is a little boring...(no translation needed)

3. It's ok (translation: yawn). I liked the fishies..

4. Too pedestrian (pedestrian: lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull) Put all the bells and whistles back like it was before.

5. Me (yawn! back to the previous format!)


NEW FORMAT: (1 IN FAVOR)
1. I've always preferred substance over form anyway. I dig it.

NON-COMMITTAL (1)
1. correct me if I'm wrong Sir but isn't it supposed to be all about reading your blogs? lol! Don't matter to me as long as I can read your shizzle manizzles!

(As you see, she is neither voting for it nor against it, she said it "don't matter.")

CONCLUSION:
With that said, I think your course of action (based on public sentiment) should be obvious.

The Saipan Blogger said...

How about now?

The Saipan Blogger said...

Everything is better with dancing monkeys.

Galvin Deleon Guerrero said...

Monkeys are cool.

Saipan Writer said...

The dancing monkey is cute for about 30 seconds, and then just annoying. :-)

I think this the new blog is drab, but it looks a lot like mine! Once you add photos and videos in your posts, things are more lively.

So I'd vote for something in between the old and the new--more than this, but less than the old, slow-loading blog.

jmho.

The Saipan Blogger said...

The only thing slowing down the old blog was Feedburner. I hand't moved my Feedburner over to Google, but now I have. Feedburner is no longer slowing down my blog because of that.

The Saipan Blogger said...

By the way, have you read the comments HERE

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Deece said...

I like a clean looking blog and have been wanting to make mine cleaner and brighter. But this particular layout is pretty boring - I don't like having to scroll all the way to the bottom to get typical sidebar content. The dancing monkey screws with my ability to read.

BUT! I read you in my reader, so it really doesn't make much of a difference to me.

Anonymous said...

Boring and Lame. Dancing monkey, imbecilic. Go back to the fishies. Dump the laser saber dog.

The Saipan Blogger said...

Perhaps the new monkey is more entertaining?

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