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Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Muffin Got a Makeover!

I've been putting it off for a while, but I finally treated her to a spa day. The Muffin officially has a new outfit--a gorgeous three-piece ensemble, otherwise known as a three-column template. It was not an easy task! This old girl is still in FTP Blogger Beta, so I had to create the template from scratch--no easy push-button publishing here. It caused me an html headache, but it was worth it.

I had a lot of help from a fantastic site: Pam Blackstone's Random Bytes. If you are still using Blogger Beta, you should definitely check out this post on building a three-column blogger template. Of course, it's from 2006! I think we're probably the only ones still using the old system. I love having it connected to the WOW! site though, and hope that someday Blogger will figure out a better way. Until then, we just have too many published posts to risk switching.

Here's what The Muffin looked like yesterday:

And here's what she looks like today: (Well, obviously, you are viewing it.)

I haven't viewed it on all browsers--I only use Firefox and Safari on a Mac--so your feedback is truly appreciated. Does it look good on your browser? Is anything broken?

I'm still tweaking things here and there, and I'd love to know what you think.


  1. I'm using the latest version of IE and it looks WONDERFUL!

    Thanks for your hard work! As one of The Muffin's contributors, I certainly appreciate it!

  2. Very nice. I'll have to look into that for my own blog.

  3. Love the makeover. The colors are more subtle, very comforting.

  4. It's a good makeover with colors that soothe and invite the reader.

  5. Anonymous7:53 AM

    I am using Internet Explorer and it looks GREAT! I love the new colors...PINK is definitely my favorite. The layout looks great as well. WONDERFUL JOB!

  6. Yay, it's working for me now! I couldn't get on for awhile but now it's great. Angela, you've done a wondeful job--it looks really fabulous. :)

  7. Looks very sexy and girlie. I like it.

  8. Hi Ladies,

    I just got back today--I actually took the day off--and wow, thanks for the comments! I'm sooooo happy that it looks good in I.E. That's what I was worried about. =)

    Woo-hoo! No more bugs in The Muffin.




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