Monday, December 6, 2010

Eclectic or Messy?

So I happened to be looking at the design of my blog’s sidebar and realized that there really is no design. Just a bunch of pictures and info and widgets, slapped up there.

Just like how I used to decorate my apartments before I got married.

I’d find a new piece of art, or a new calendar, or a photograph and I’d hammer a nail into the wall and hang my new acquisition.

What do you all think? Is my sidebar too jumbled? Are there any cool widgets you’d recommend that I try? I’m always eager to pull out my hammer!



Anonymous said...

Alan - I like your sidebar, actually. But if you do want to add to it, you could add widgets that let people know where else to find you (e.g. Crimespace, Facebook, etc..). Oh, and I like my chat widget.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh, gosh, you know I'm the wrong person to ask about blog design!

It looks good to me. :)

Alan Orloff said...

Margot - I saw that chat widget on yours. How does it work? (Of course, I need another time suck like I need, well, another time suck.)

Elizabeth - Thanks. I bet you have a messy closet, too :)

Elspeth Futcher said...

I think it's just fine. It has everything it needs. What else are you looking for - or are you just wanting to rearrange stuff? My past history with widgets is somewhat stormy. Talk to Margot, she seems to be somewhat of a wizard.

Ingrid King said...

I think your sidebar looks nice and it's well-organized. The only thing I'd change is the hot pink color of the "Visit my Website" button at the top. I know the idea is to draw the eye, but it actually makes me squint because it's so jarring compared to the look of the rest of your sidebar. But that's probably just me, and it probably tells me that I need to make an appointment with my eye doctor.