Sunday, December 3, 2006

The Baby and the Bathwater

naked ladies headstone

I succumbed to the temptation to "update" the look of this site. As with any radical renovation, many regrettable decisions had to be made. For example, two years of witty reader comments (nearly 2000) had to go into the scrap heap along with the old, goofy color scheme. This makes me sad. A certain blog-hosting site guaranteed that I, the user, would still be able to access my old template, and lo, there it is, but they have made the beta and haloscan services incompatible. Your comments still exist, and I can visit them whenever I want. Unfortunately, I haven't yet figured out how to make them available to all. Until then, please make use of the fantastic "kvetch" option.


Only In Cambodia said...

It's beautious! Should I succomb as well?

chiefbiscuit said...

I love the new look - 'have no regrets' is a motto of a friend of mine - I've often thought it's got the shapings to be a pretty good motto altho' i can't quite bring myself to adopt it wholeheartedly - or even holus-bolus. Some regret is good. Like a tang of lemon.

Out with the old, in with the new!

John B. said...

I'd grown quite fond of 327's old look, so this chromatically-paler, textually-sprawlier version will take some getting used to.

I'd been contemplating the move to Beta (assuming I stick with Blogger--WordPress is an attractive-looking platform, too), seeing as all you cool kids are doing it, but I like my current template's basic look and so have worried about whether I'd lose any of it if I switched. Yours is a cautionary tale. If you can offer any further counsel, it'd be appreciated.

Camille said...

I didn't lose anything when I switched to Beta. You can keep your old template. Changing the template is where you lose things. Oddly, all my links remained, but the third party buttons were lost. I didn't have that many, and I don't feel the need to maintain the blogshare button, nor the flickr.

Camille said...

hey chief,

I indulge in a generous amount of melodrama and some of it is tongue in cheek. :)

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