Wet Paint

Wet Paint

Welcome to the new look. Be careful where you sit, some of the paint is still drying. I would not touch that yet either if I was you, it’s only held together by string.

I have been toying around with a new appearance for some time. Originally I was going to keep it under wraps until I moved to my own domain but I’ve decided to try it out a little early and see what people think. However, this is not the full version. There are a few things I am still keeping secret for now. I welcome any and all feedback, ideas or info about any errors.

In other news The 2007 Bloggies Awards have started accepting nominations and votes. If you notice any subliminal ‘Vote For’ me messages in the blog re-design you are just imagining things…. or maybe not.

29 responses to “Wet Paint”

  1. Keith says:

    You’ve got NO chance pal! It’s MY turn to win this year, but we all know that Zoe will win AGAIN. It’s a fix, a put-up job. She only wins because she is a charming, lovely, and good-looking. S’not fair!

    I like the new look, it made me wince a little bit at first, but I soon got used to it. I’m busy designing a new look to my page as well, but it’s not quite ready yet, I still have to get the fairy-lights to work properly.


    (Is that subliminal enough? Or should I be more aggressive?)

  2. roxanne says:

    You just may have a typo in the line up top…..the story (of) and accident prone Englishman.

    Otherwise, looks great so far!

  3. ChickyBabe says:

    Love the colour scheme, Stu! easy on the eye and looks good against that orange hair! ;)

  4. zoe says:

    Very nice stu, and i voted for you yesterday – get stuck in a lift again and you will definitely win!

  5. JaG says:

    Looks very good!!

  6. BlondebutBright says:

    New year, new look, what a great idea! Maybe I’ll add that to my list of things to do this month, er, year.

  7. Jodie says:

    Me likes… its Blingy without being Ka-Blingy :D

  8. Invader_Stu says:

    Keith – Hu? You want me to vote for something? I’m not sure I understand the message :p

    Roxanne – Thanks for spotting that :) I’ve now fixed it.

  9. ellen says:

    Nice colour, but I miss the “I come in pieces (stukjes)” cartoon; I thought that was really funny.

  10. Invader_Stu says:

    ChickyBabe – Are you saying I am easy on the eyes? :p

    zoe – Thanks. I voted for you too.

    I could do a live posts from the lift :p

  11. Charlemagne Stavanger says:

    awesome redesign stu! can’t wait to see the secrets and new domain. Voted already :D

  12. vallyP says:

    Nice paint job kiddo…shades of blue…very cool…and what’s this about voting? I’d vote for you anyway – just don’t know how…ahem..someone tell me? I’m not all that much of a technoblogger.

    Don’t change it too much though…I get lost around my own blog, let alone anyone else’s..lol

  13. Tenakalaz says:

    Why invader, with this redesign youa re really spoiling us.

    already voted, and don’t worry Zoe you got a vote from me too voted for stu in 2 categories and you in 1 (yeh favouritism but it’s about time you handed that baton over, hehehe)

  14. Invader_Stu says:

    JaG – Thanks

    BlondebutBright – How are the News Year Resolutions going so far?

    Jodie – I pimped my blog with the bling bling :p

    Tenakalaz – Thanks

    Ellen – I think I’m going to put it back. A lot of people miss it and I think I do to. I just need to re-draw it first.

    Charlemagne Stavanger – Thanks :)

    VallyP – Thanks :) The finished version should not be to confusing but it is written in a mix of Chines and Mexican :p

    Vallyp & Pua – If you click the link in the post it takes you to the voting page. It gives you the instructions on how to vote there. Lower down the page you can enter the Blog name and URL that you want to vote for.

    Pua – Thanks :) I’ve not made the change to the new blogger myself. I’m not sure I trust it yet. At the moment my plan is to move to WordPress as soon as I have everything worked out.

    I started with a standarded blogger template and I’ve slowly been modifying it with my own images and a few other changes here and there. I basically learned by trail and error, changing numbers here and there in the template and seeing what changed. I also got a lot of help from people on different blog forums. Most of the template is written in CSS. This is a usful site if you want to know more about css: http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

    I got the comment window from HaloScan. It’s free to join and they have an option to automatically place all the code you need into your blogger template.

    If you want to know anything else feel free to ask.

  15. marycub says:

    oo purdy! no luck with my blog in fact i’m thinking of packing it in…

  16. Aisling says:

    OOer, it’s very pretty Mr. Stu!! Very nice and blue with nice soft corners. And it looks less like the blogger template you’d modified before (i.e. you can’t tell it’s a pre-made blogger template). Well done. You rawk hardcore! Much love.

  17. vallyP says:

    Got my vote in….let’s all go invading holland..yeehaaaa!!!

  18. Emiel says:

    The new site looks great. But maybe you can add something typically Dutch to the top picture, like someone peddling his bike against the wind, or something. I never realised you can modify these blogs to the extend that you get this real custom look. That’s pretty neat.

  19. Invader_Stu says:

    Pua – I’m glad I could help. I’m afraid I have not really got enough time to make a design for you but I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

    I’ve not had to do much comment filtering so I’m not sure how that works with Holoscan but I know there is a way to block certain readers from commenting.

    Marycub – How comes?

    VallyP – Holland for the expats by 2008! Maybe I should add a page that tracks the invasion progress :p

    Aisling – Thanks :)

  20. marycub says:

    Like a small spoilt child i have become bored with what is now an old bloggery toy – and… i don’t have anything particularly to blog about :-/

  21. Invader_Stu says:

    Thanks Emiel :) I was thinking of doing some more work on the header. I might but back the “I come in peaces” joke. I kind of miss it and a few other people seem to too.

  22. Emiel says:

    Well, Stu… You say you come in peace, but isn’t that just a nice way of saying “I’m shamelessly taking over your country”? ;) Just kidding. It’s sort of nice to have a foreigner’s view of our little country.

  23. Rose says:

    I like the colors of the new design, but I have an annoying horizontal scroll bar.

  24. Rose says:

    I also nominated you. I hope that you will return the favor? :)

  25. Invader_Stu says:

    marycub – Sorry to hear that

    Emiel – You’re country will be mine I tell you! MINE! MAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


    I mean… er… no, I really do come in peace.

    Pua – Thanks and good luck

    Rose – You do? It should fit with 800×600. I’ll have to double check

  26. Rose says:

    Yes I do. :(

  27. Sheri says:

    I love the new website. Great artwork too. I can’t wait for the big reveal when you go to your own domain.

  28. Invader_Stu says:

    I finally found out what was going wrong last night. It should be fine now.

  29. Shoowjoitte says:

    Good design, who make it?

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