It may not seem like it to other people, but to me it seems like I switch themes constantly. As you may notice its now black with white font. And I’ve only got one side bar. I felt like two side bars just cluttered the page. I also think that the black background makes it easier on the eyes when reading. Especially on really bright displays. The theme is one provided by Blogger, though I played with it a little. Most obviously I made the font larger to make it easier to read. I removed the “recent posts” section. Which I see as worthless. If you want to see my recent posts scroll down or click the archives, its not hard. I retained the same links as I had before except for my “Friends Blogs” section. It was more or less pointless anyway. The offer still stands though if anyone wants to trade links, I’d be more than happy to reinstate it, until then you won’t see it. I kept the text ad at the top of the page (Google Adsense) but I got rid of the banner add at the bottom. I found it annoying and it generated a nil amount of money anyway. Apparently no one scrolls down that far. The CC licence is still there though. I might actually change my licence though. Just make it totally free to anyone as long as they give me credit. Right now its free to anyone unless they want it for commercial purposes. I cannot swear to it, but I feel like the page also loads faster and cleaner. Another plus.
Overall the change was a lot smoother than I originally thought it would be. I suppose having done this several times already you tend to learn how to prepare and go about it. I’m also much more familiar with how the CSS for blogs is laid out now and I find I can more quickly find the pieces of code I wish to edit. Hopefully I can keep this theme around longer than the last one. I get tired of switching. I have Blog Theme A.D.D. or something. Leave your comments and suggestions!
Enjoy the Penguins!