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17 October 2010 @ 05:18 pm
New LayOut  

Thank you to the most talented yorleni  (of graphics and AMV fame) who so graciously offered to put up a new lay-out for the community for another early birthday present for me. So that was what all that was going on there yesterday when the various texts and colors kept changing--I was making the poor designer throw up new styles to try. I really love the header now but I think depressed!Ichigo (and shouldn't he be? He's just lost Ruka! *sob*) is a little too solemn for this place. But I love the colors. Yor wants nostalgic feel. I'm going to leave this up for a while and see if I can find manga pics for another header. Or suggestions would be welcome too--yorleni  was thinking calm, easy to read, laid back, a nostalgic feel.
The Main Gauche of Enlightenmentvelvetsword on October 17th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
The mauve is really easy on my eyes.
Grenatescarboucle on October 17th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
It's more terracotta, IMHO, than mauve. XD

(after looking it up, yup, it's on the reddish range, not the violet one). XD
(no subject) - vayshti on October 18th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - _debbiechan_ on October 18th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - metaphore_art on October 18th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - escarboucle on October 18th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - metaphore_art on October 18th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - escarboucle on October 19th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - vayshti on October 25th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - velvetsword on October 18th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - escarboucle on October 19th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
Brad C: eishi/jun - togetherdeathlike on October 17th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Nice... It looks very clean.
metaphore_art on October 17th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
I think it's lovely. I really like the color scheme, and the design itself is very classic and elegant. I agree with velvetsword; it's very easy on the eyes.
virkalleavirkallea on October 17th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, elegant and simple. Great job, yorleni!!

On another note: OMG TAGS, AHHH
_debbiechan_: SWEATDROPPING Ishida by Pisotoru_debbiechan_ on October 18th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)

I'm sorry. My TAGS ARE A MESS.
Grenat: Scrollsescarboucle on October 17th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
I still don't like it XD Colours are OK but:
-tags make us scroll to no end (need a cloudy design or pick the most used tags only tagbar)
-this is definitely TOO TINY for a LJ comm like Bleachness. This will make the long comments very crowded and unreadable as it is - beside most people have at least 19" screens nowadays no? Make use of this!
-big pics screw this all over because it hasn't got enough width - AND it screws up the sidebar too since the sidebar is on the right now (and please, no scrollbar, it doesn't work either if the post is a bit long)
- I still HATE the capitalization for the links (bLEACHNESS Rules & Guidelines and CURRENT LINKS TO ALL dEBBIECHAN'S FICS!) but that may be my nitpicky side kicking in. It still annoys me and whenever my eyes glaze over it I find myself all frowning and wanting to correct this.

The good sides:
-this time, the font is readable - please no tinier than this! I've seen some layouts that made my eyes bled, literally, while browsing when Yorleni was trying out stuff XD
-the colour scheme is good and easy on the eyes. One could argue that actually the most easy on the eyes is a black background, but this can do XD It's pretty but it is a LJ com with a LOT of people coming over, so it needs to be very practical MORE than being pretty, IMHO.
oh gallant piglet,: hmaizome on October 17th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
"beside most people have at least 19" screens nowadays no?"

No. :/ My desk isn't big enough for a screen that huge. And some people view on laptops and phones?
(no subject) - escarboucle on October 17th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aizome on October 18th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - escarboucle on October 18th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - escarboucle on October 19th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
oh gallant piglet,: smileaizome on October 17th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
I like it, especially the colors. The previous had so much white my eyes would water sometimes. XD

Also neat seeing all the tags. *chuckles over some of them* Why is there a tag for "sexy fish" but nothing listed under it? That one cracked me up so hard.
_debbiechan_: SWEATDROPPING Ishida by Pisotoru_debbiechan_ on October 18th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)

I really need to clean up my tags. I also need to clean up my website... but yeah, I need to call the school board tomorrow and transfer my kid and a zillion other things. XD

Omg, I almost remember sexy fish--it's on the tip of my consciousness. grassangel would remember.
(no subject) - _debbiechan_ on October 19th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
¿¡ Squid !?: Aizen- disciplineloosewiring on October 17th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
It's pretty and all, but I would rather custom comment pages be disabled. It makes for easier reading of discussions, especially when layouts tend to have a rather narrow space to have a comment thread.
_debbiechan_: All Turn Out OK_debbiechan_ on October 18th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)

Oh there's a thought! We had re-enabled them again to fix the LJ-weirdness with facebook tags a while back but the generic comments page had worked well for a lot of people who were on phones etc...


I'm so sleepy....

I'm really liking the colors though--they soothe me.
Issues: Orihime-I love her~lovely_masoka on October 17th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
You should have a nakama header. :3

Only thing that honestly bugs me is that the tags/links are on the right side, and I'm used/need to have things on my left side and all like this. XD;;;;

But other than that I think it looks really lovely!
feé: rukiaryfee on October 18th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Love the color theme! Nostalgic~ and kind of vintage. ♥ and don't worry about the header, it's uber pretty :D
I agree with escarboucle though. The tags list is just way too long and makes the page stretched out. A cloud tag page, maybe? And smaller font for entry/body/everything in general? I myself think small sized Verdana would suit just fine for the community. Very tidy too.

Just some suggestion. :3
Kylla: halloweeneriss on October 18th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
FWIW, I love the header.
Lily: Ichigofoodisverygood on October 18th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
I do love the colors and the Ichigo header, but I agree that it doesn't really go with the mood and tone of Bleachness.

Ichigo looks like he needs a hug ;_;
Phoenix Hawk's Deep Corefmphoenixhawk on October 18th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Have to tell you, I get a giggle every time I see that icon.
jnotjane on October 18th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
loving it!
nehalenianehalenia on October 18th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I love the colors and agree, yes, very easy on the eyes. I also love seeing all the tags like that. Looks like your fics are there by title which I LOVE since it makes them easier to find.

My only complaint: it doesn't feel like Bleachness without Ishida somewhere on the header. D: I mean, I adore Ichigo, but where is our favorite boy? He gets so little love these days (what with Kubo always putting him as a spot in the background/distance) that it feels odd to come here to his Place of Fangirling/Worship and not see his handsome face.

Otherwise, I'm fine with the layout.
_debbiechan_: black and white HANDSOME ISHIDA_debbiechan_ on October 18th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)

LOL, I'll take that Ishida worshipping comment into consideration. Yorleni had made a really pretty nakama header too but it didn't work with the first layout we tried because I wanted a sidebar then I gave myself a headache realizing all the stuff I'd gotten used to in this comm.

Oh I love Ichigo so much lately--to think I used to not really be a fan. But he's grown up so much lately and been so ... angsty. <3 I'm a sucker for angst. *looks at his header sad face some more*
peca_06: Ichigo eyepeca_06 on October 18th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
OHHH, this looks gorgeous Deb <333333. I love the neutral purplish tone, it is very soothing (and yes, definitely nostalgic T___T) and the header is my favorite spread of Ichigo, so far. He looks so down. ME LOVES, LOVES, LOVES!!! It all warms my heart
Super Nintendo Chalmers: Happy - Fairy Tailstrawberries_85 on October 18th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
It's lovely, I really like it! It's very clean, simple and elegant, but I do somewhat worry over the small width of the main contnet, as it could become overcrowded/squashed if large images or long walls of text are posted - it could cause too much scrolling. The tags list already forces too much scrolling and it's a pet peeve of mine. XD

Also, no Ishida in the banner? Deb, I thought this was your comm? ;) (But I do love the elegance of the banner, really do).

Edited at 2010-10-18 02:43 am (UTC)