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08 September 2006 @ 09:25 pm
Like my new journal style?  
I sure hope so. *Sigh*

In attempting to modify the style and colors of the journal for pbfic_exchange2, I backed up one link too many (to "work as user halfshellvenus" instead of "work as user pbfic_exchange2). So when I thought the style hadn't taken, I redid it and promptly nuked my OWN journal.

Gah! What a freakin' day.

It's taken me hours to get it workable again, mainly all those pesky color issues. I don't usually like the default colors (not a big fan of gray), and unfortunately "white" and various forms of "off-white" translate to either glare or Scream! on people's displays.

*thud* Kill me now.
 
 
 
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on September 9th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
*looks around*

PRETTY!

*pets*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
Oh, thank god. But can you read it easily?
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on September 9th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Abso-tively posi-lutely!

*likes very much*
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
:) I like periwinkle too. Blues in general (Monet blues especially) really speak to me.

I'd better like it, because it's darn hard to change it. :0
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
My eye always gravitates to blue no matter where I am. If I'm in a store or on the subway blues grab me and I tend to track the object until it's out of range.
I'm exactly the same way.

And my brother-in-law's motto, back from when he was an art student, was "If you want it to sell... make it blue."

I resemble that remark. :0
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on September 9th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
Oh, so unfamiliar! But pretty/readable. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
*Sigh* LiveJournal could really use an "Undo" function for your journal. For those "Oops" moments where you hit the wrong button.

Ah well. My old journal was some different blues, and a different style too (can't find it now). But the memory of it is fading already.... ;)
mooyoomooyoo on September 9th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
The old one was nice, but this is quite nice as well. I like the colors a lot (I'm a big fan of blue as well).
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: L/M Prisoner of Lovehalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
Yes, before my glitchathon today, your journal and mine were actually similar in color! More proof that we are possibly the same person. (even thelana clearly thinks so, if she's only giving us one puppy to share bicoastally in your dreams).

Meanwhile, on the PB Fic Exchange Version 2.0, since you and I are posting up all the fics there, it really DOES look as if one or the other of us wrote them all. ;) I remember that comment flying by last time when neither of us participated in the challenge. :D
mooyoo: M/L - WM & DPmooyoo on September 11th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
I was playing around with the different colors of for my LJ yesterday (I like the blues, but I'm getting a bit tired of that particular color scheme) and thought about using one that was very similar to your LJ colors now - but thought that might be a litle too weird, as our journals would start to look almost exactly alike :p

I remember that comment flying by last time when neither of us participated in the challenge. :D

Hee! You're right, I hadn't thought of that. *gathers up all the fic* I claim them all! You and I wrote every last one of them! Wheee!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: L/M Prisoner of Lovehalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
*gathers up all the fic* I claim them all! You and I wrote every last one of them! Wheee!
You see how that works out for us?

*rubs hands in evil glee* ;)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
LJ's whole layout system is a TOTAL pain in the neck
God, it seriously is.

I have a "test journal," where I thought I had the colors mapped over for my old one, but no-- it was my try at the 3 Column style (the one where MS Explorer's "Cut" function doesn't work, so it's useless). And the light-blue hues on that one were the first attempt used on my old journal's style, which had too much glare for some people's screens.

Oddly enough, one of the styles I tried out (for one of the 3 journals I'm now messing with!) had very few choices, and really helpful phrasing that explained where exactly each of the choices was used in the layout.

As opposed to some of these, where there are far too many choices, and I mainly want to know 1) Which is the entry background and 2) Which is the Header/Footer background (because thosee are where it tends to get blinding).

And the "color change" function sux. I wind up googling Hexadecimal Color Code charts and working with those instead. :(

Seriously want an "Undo" function!
tyrical: AP_aJolietyrical on September 9th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel!

I have cursed myself and lj so many times. Its why I have my style now. Its about as simple and non-complicated I can get. Until Lj has worked out the bugs with the lj style changing anytime it wants. Or I finally master the css and coding thing what I have now will stay.

I wonder which one will happen first?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel!
I know-- this happened to you really recently!

Well, I am now so paranoid that I've saved off all of this information (right down to all the color codes) in a Word Document, so that I can restore it later if it happens again. :(

faithinfaithfaithinfaith on September 9th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
I think it looks great. The colouring is easy on the eyes. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I love the colors (they're really soothing to me), but at the same time I want to make sure that trying to read fics on them isn't ultimately painful!
miss_mandy on September 10th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
*hugs serpentcoils* She deals with all my layout stuff, all I have to do is give her my password. Which is great because I'm a spaz when it comes to anything other than basic html.

Also? I don't know why I haven't friended you yet. I don't think my brain is functioning these days.

So can we be friends? *big hopeful eyes*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ooh, so you have a knowledgeable friend! Nice!

The HTML stuff doesn't intimidate me per se, but I hate losing all my custom info (hence the now paranoid tactic of saving it off in a Word Doc!).

But figuring out which color 'spec' applies to what part of the journal is hard, because the labels and use are different for every style. The one for pbfix_exchange2trying</i> to kill me with that kind of useless detail?

Please, friend me! I will friend you back. And try to remember to use my lj-cut function more. :D
miss_mandy on September 10th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yay! :D