So what do you think? I tried to make the theme fit Pack a little bit better, though I'll admit, I still used Blogger's design templates.
Pack takes place in the Colorado mountains, in the summertime, so I wanted a background that was at least reminiscent of the woods and mountains. This was the best Blogger had to offer in that regard, but the trees aren't quite right, I know. Someday, when I have more time, I'll put a real Colorado background up there so that it's accurate.
The layout is different too, with the gadgets on the right instead of the left. I thought that would make it a little cleaner and easier to read. I'm not sure that it makes much difference, but maybe this is more blog standard? I like it anyway.
I do have one question though...if I were to break the posts in the middle, so that you have to click a link to go to the specific post page rather than being able to read three entire posts on the main page, would you be irritated? I'm wishy-washy on the idea:
- Negative Reader Irritation: Sometimes people don't like to click the link to keep reading. This is especially true, I think, of anyone reading my posts in Google Reader or another application, instead of directly on my blog page. I don't want to do anything that would keep readers away from the content.
- Positive Stat Tracking: I'm a nerd, and I like numbers. I have an application on the blog that lets me track the visits to each page. Putting in a break would give me better data on the popular posts and the actual number of readers interested in the content.
Comments and suggestions are welcome!