I’ve been changing things around Linden’s Pensieve a little bit lately. The most noticeable change is the design. Following a step-by-step color scheme selection guide I found at Blogger’s Guide, I chose two colors and built the new design off of those colors. (Spiral and Disk, if you’re curious.) Next, I went to BgPatterns (thanks to typografika‘s linking to it in Diigo), got some inspiration (click on “Recently Created Pattens” in the bottom half), then created some patterns I liked and applied them to my site. I actually had so much fun creating background patterns that I’ll be changing the pattern whenever I feel like it, although the color scheme will remain the same (for a while, anyway).
The second change was to get rid of some of the clutter in the left-hand column. To do that, I created a navigation bar (look up above the post) and put all the links and information I used to have in that left column available in that menu (I added some stuff I wanted to put on my blog but couldn’t figure out how to include gracefully). Now you can jump straight back to the blog home page, learn about me and some of my Faves, see my races and best times, read some of my most popular posts, and find out how to contact me all by simply clinking a link at the top of every page.
If you’re reading this in a feed reader, hop on over to the site and check it out. Let me know what you think in the comments!