Your Call: New Look

After God knows how many years of the same thirty-eight templates, Blogger has finally joined the 21st century with, not just new templates, but customizability (thanks to fairyhedgehog for the heads up). That means (1) I wasted my entire Saturday morning playing with it and (2) Author's Echo is about to get a new look.

But I can't decide on a background (I'll tweak fonts and colors later). I figured, since you guys will probably be looking at my blog more than I do,* you should be the ones to decide. I've narrowed it down to the four choices below; click the images for a larger version. The poll is at the end (if you're reading this in your e-mail, RSS reader, on Facebook, etc. you'll have to click through to vote).

* Most of my interaction with the blog is through the dashboard and e-mail, honestly.


Blue:













Cliff:













Ocean:













Palms:













(If you can't see the poll, click here).

Thanks for voting. Feel free to make further comments in the comments, as I reserve the right to ignore the results of the poll in favor of a really persuasive argument.

10 comments:

Ian said...

I can't see the poll - but I vote for Blue, it looks great.

fairyhedgehog said...

The poll isn't showing in Chrome - but it is in Internet Explorer.

I like the simplicity and the curves that you've got now - all the new ones have very square corners, even in Chrome.

I pretty much like the backgrounds in the order you've posted them: blue, cliff, ocean. I'm not so keen on palms.


I look at my own website a lot! I fiddle with it, check it out, and look at old posts and enjoy again the comments people made. Sad, I know. I normally see yours in a reader, except when I comment.

Adam Heine said...

Thanks for your votes, guys. I don't know why the poll's not showing up. Hopefully I can figure it out soon.

(And I do look at my blog a lot. I was just ashamed to admit it ;-).

insidethewritersstudio said...

I just happened to happen by today and was happy to come upon a vote, because who doesn't enjoy giving an opinion?

I like the blue!

Adam Heine said...

Thanks for stopping by, inside. And thanks for your opinion!

I think the poll's working now ("think" being the key word). Those of you who did a comment-only vote, feel free to throw your opinion in the pot.

Or not I guess, since I know what you think :-)

Bane of Anubis said...

It's showing in my Chrome... I'm double voting for Blue (I'm not from Chicago, but let's pretend).

Donna Hole said...

I voted for cliff for you, because I want the blue. I've been toying with the idea of a new look, but haven't liked any on the old blogger. This is a very interesting look; thanks for the preview, its what I've been looking for.

Yes, I got the message on my e-mail, but haven't checked it out yet. Now I will.

I like all the backgrounds, but the thing for is: it has to not overwhelm the rest of the post. I've visited some blogs that there is so much busy in the background, I can hardly read the post, or the "gadgets". Very annoying. So, I go for easy reading formats - something that doesn't distract too much from the content of the blog itself.

Hince, my preference for the solid blue background. But, the cliff is nice too; and with your blog title "Echo", I think it would suite the atmosphere you're creating for your readers.

Myrna Foster said...

I don't know if you changed anything, but the poll worked fine for me.

KarenG said...

First time visiting your blog but I voted anyway. For ocean. Anything named ocean will always get my vote. And I did not realize that blogger had new templates.

Cindy Heine said...

I agree with KarenG about oceans always getting my vote. This picture might work well for my next present from you, just in case you're wondering.