Friday, May 05, 2006

Overcomplicating the blog
In my neverending quest for cuteness, I've converted a free css file from css zen garden into a blogger template.

Anyone with an eye for design care to comment?

Too un-bloggy?

posted by Carl Bryant @ 1:16 PM   11 comments Literary Shirts

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At 1:28 PM, Blogger SarahJane said...

i love it, carl.
when are you doing mine?



At 1:30 PM, Blogger Beau Blue said...

Everting looks cool here. Which skyline is that at the top, somewhere in Georgia?

Now, if you could get audio/video (read flash files) into your blog comments space, THEN ...




At 1:42 PM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

I think it's Atlanta, Beau. It's a public domain image I grabbed from the css designer at - the graphic designer is a frenchman named Benjamin Pirson.

Multimedia is in the works. Char and I plan to launch a "true" web zine (with everything the media offers, including flash.) We plan to wait until she finishes enough coursework to do the job properly. It's an exciting idea: Control the rhythm of the words with display timing, the emotion with music. The possibilities are enormous.


Sarah, If you'll pick a public domain cascading style sheet you like, I'd be happy to convert it to a blogger template for you.




At 3:18 PM, Blogger Beau Blue said...

I look forward to seeing this ezine, Carl. And I wish CMJ would start including sound files with the poems they select to pub. Tell Jim it's me that's screaming for it. Tell 'im I said he don't have a hair on his butt if don't start doin' it and soon.


I know. "Tell 'im urownself!"



At 3:29 PM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

Jim isn't involved in day to day operations at DMR, so he's pretty much blameless. It's my fault that we haven't included audio in prior cmj's.

It's my responsibility to facilitate the efforts of poets, judges, and editors - and to tie everything together in an attractive web package.

Where possible, I'll include audio in our very next edition.



At 8:27 AM, Blogger anniebluesky said...

carl, I really like it! It is clean and fun to look at. As a matter, I would be interested in how you did it. Where you found the CSS to convert, steps involved, etc. I have a 'how-to' blog, and would love to include it on my blog.



At 11:23 AM, Blogger David said...

looks good, carl. and thanks for offering the poems, but i think at this time i'm going to wait it out for a little bit and see what happens. i appreciate the offer.




At 12:01 AM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

Annie, there are css learning guides at css zen garden. You may download any css file and use it as inspiration for a similar design.

As to conversion to blogger, it's only a matter of including the proper blogger tags in the proper places. Any html page may be a blogger page.

If you'd like a how-to, I'd be happy to write one - or you can read the blogger help files.




At 1:27 AM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

David, that's a wise decision.



At 1:44 AM, Blogger anniebluesky said...

carl, thanks. I think I'll take a peek around the css zen garden. Maybe I can figure something out. If I get stumped, I'll ask you for help.




At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Benjamin Pirson said...

hum, I'am note a frenchman but a belgian man :)

I'm happy that you like my design...

the original: ( I prefer it)

Sorry for my bad english :(



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