New theme!

Mostly things are a little bigger, the XML is cleaner, and from an end-user point of view, the really good news is that there’s a search box. If you’ve got feedback on the change, suggestions, or find a problem, please post them here! Thanks! (PS. Theme care of Jon)


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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

42 thoughts on “New theme!

  1. Yeap, thumbs-up for the new design. Looks brighter. And smarter. The search box adds somethin to that.

  2. It’s like a new pair of underwear. At first it’s constrictive, but after a while it becomes a part of you.

  3. I like the new commentrs & the search box, but the black bars at the side make it feel really cramped, especially on a smaller screen like I use… I’d suggest ditching them or at least reducing them & substituting a lighter colour. Also, the larger link icons to the right make me feel like I’ve switched to impaired vision mode, unnecessarily large & obtrusive… detracts from content.

    I don’t mean to be all negative, but all the positive comments have already been made! ;)

    Was it just me, or were there speech bubbles around comments earlier?

  4. haha, I second Viking’s Valkyrie comment – it feels backwards or something, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. Overall, I love it, and am so happy about the search box!

  5. Awesome changes, the only other thing I could think of is a threaded comment system, but thats just fluff stuff.

  6. Looks good, but the black bars are quite distracting. Also it’s impossible to read text before the site has completely loaded, which makes my blood pressure rise every time. It’s one of the most annoying there is when it comes to websites. Use light grey or something.

  7. Nice one.

    By the way, I made search plugins months ago already for BMEzine, BME Encyclopedia.. and ModBlog! While the first two only work with Firefox, the ModBlog plugin also works with Internet Explorer (as if anyone would like to use such a thing ;P – since it follows the newer OpenSearch standard).

    All three can be found by following this link:

  8. i prefered black sides. black red and white was nice.
    i am a fan of minamalism. clean and simple. keep colours out of the main thing and photos will stand out more.

    only other sugestion is trim the menu/index thing down by 10 or 20 pixels. drop the font size a little. shades of grey and the chunky side bar distract from the entrys a little for me.

    but i love the search. no more will i have to look through 20 pages to find something i want to show friends. great work on this. better than the old for sure.

  9. grey is much much better than the black, it feels less claustrophobic now :) and THANK YOU for the search tis very helpful!

  10. I love the right justified column…I read modblog in an RSS reader..and the window is a little small. The new layout also seems to render faster.. It’s Great!

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