Sunday, 4 January 2009

Why the new look?

For a long time now I have been looking for a good way to incorporate a third column into the design of DieselTekk, and today I found it.

This new layout allows me to include more essential information such as links to recent articles, the RSS subscriptions link, blog archives etc above the fold.

What this means is that you, as the reader, have to spend less time looking for the information you want because it is all their in front of you, and you no longer need to scroll down looking for the link you want.

I have also removed a couple of bits and pieces, such as the Amazon ad box (I was gaining no income from this, and it was taking up a great deal of space).

Also, the new colour scheme is here because I found the old green to be irritating after a while.  This  new chocolate and mint scheme feels much easier on my eyes!

Please Note:  You will likely notice on any articles from before today, part of the background is green.  i am really sorry about that, but at the moment I just cannot work out how to rectify them with re-posting each and every image!

If you want to comment on the new look, please feel free in the comments box below.


  1. Congratulations on the new look for the site. :)

  2. Thank you Nazham, it's good to see that the first comment I receive about the new look isn't a negative!
    Atually the colour I was really going for originally was the same as your background colur, but I stumbled on this one by accident and liked it more!!!

  3. Nice job Diesel, it's great when we find what we're looking for. I like the layout. I'm making some changes soon myself.

  4. Thanks James, I am still getting used to the new look.
    I'm not quite entirely happy with the new header graphic, so might do a redesign soon, but other than that I am liking the new look too.


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