All Change

Taking on the guise of the Mad Hatter, you will have noticed some changes around the place.  Nothing too dramatic, but some font and colour modifications.  I may change the background too, if I can find something wood-like that is suitable.

This all stems from the pro-upgrade I’ve purchased to improve the place.

For one, I needed a new (and better) way for hosting and embedding video.  My original method (using blip.tv) had become very problematic in recent times, so needed something new and better.  The solution was WordPress’ own video hosting, called Videopress.  Few drawbacks, one being it costs, and two I would have to pay for storage (blip.tv was a free solution), but it is worth it. I needed it to continue to integrate with iTunes for the Stu’s Shed podcast, and this does so without any hassles.  Expect more regular videos again – they have been LONG overdue!

So along with video hosting, extra storage, I also like this site to be ad-free, at least of ads I cannot control!  All these popup and auto ads on sites really suck, and I hate banner farms.  In the past few years, the free WordPress site was pushing ads onto posts (you may have seen some in past years, and again on here recently), as my 1 year no-ad subscription had expired.

The pro-upgrade includes the no-ad option.  Oh, and I use stusshed.com, not stusshed.wordpress.com, and again it costs to have that.

The one option I didn’t specifically go out of my way for was site customisation, but seeing as it came with the pro-upgrade, I thought I might play with that as well, tweaking some colours and fonts.

So there you have it, all for you ongoing viewing pleasure.  No ads, inline videos and more storage space for multimedia content.

3 Responses

  1. Appearance changes are subtle but rather pleasant…. Just having difficulty seeing the words on the tabs at top of screen – white font on a light blue fading to white tab is almost unreadable

    • The tabs were mid tone on my monitor – but not all monitors are set the same, so have no problem darkening them down some more 🙂

      I’ve also added a desaturated timber background, setting the darkness so it was about as grey as the standard grey background I had, so that picks up the timber theme subtly. I’ve also set it so the background doesn’t scroll, just for a bit of interest!

  2. I think that the changes are subtle and nice. It’s a challenge to keep changing things and yet keep a consistent look. I think many people like a familiar look look on a page.

    Keep up the good work!

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