The Dim-Post

December 6, 2011

Fear of the unknown

Filed under: blogging — danylmc @ 4:10 pm

I’m trying out this new theme. What do you think?

54 Comments »

  1. We fear change.

    Comment by Gregor W — December 6, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  2. It’s a bit sparse; could do with a picture. How about a kitten?

    Comment by pete — December 6, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  3. I’m boring and inflexible and have grown used to the old theme. Plus, I prefer the larger and more elegant font of the old theme.

    Comment by DT — December 6, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

  4. I’m boring and inflexible and have grown used to the old theme. Plus, I prefer the larger and more elegant font of the old theme.

    Seconded

    Comment by nw — December 6, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  5. Anything that lets you click home to get from comments to home page would make navigation easier (and this one doesn’t).

    Comment by homepaddock — December 6, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

  6. We fear change…

    Comment by Paul McBeth — December 6, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

  7. Right column is far too wide, makes posts look too cramped. If you fixed that it would prob be fine, but I still prefer the old one.

    Comment by youngbutgrumpy — December 6, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

  8. This theme is bad for Phil Goff….

    Comment by andy (the other one) — December 6, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

  9. Don’t like the big black blobs

    Comment by Chris Werry (@chriswerry) — December 6, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

  10. I like it – but the font needs to change for the numbers in italics(date stamp and the comment count).
    They look odd.

    Comment by Greg — December 6, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

  11. Oh, and change the split between content and side bar.

    Much as you might love your blogroll, we come here for your posts not theirs😛

    Agree that the black blobs are offensive, drop them to a mid gray I reckon.

    Comment by Greg — December 6, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

  12. Oh wait it’s not a blogroll, it’s your archives. Still, make it take up less real estate.

    Comment by Greg — December 6, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

  13. I’m boring and inflexible and have grown used to the old theme. Plus, I prefer the larger and more elegant font of the old theme.

    Thirded

    Comment by Leopold — December 6, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

  14. I’m liking the theme for some reason.

    Comment by Hakawai Online (@hakawaionline) — December 6, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  15. The top mast needs a bigger font or contrasting image or something. A kitten would do nicely.

    Comment by Chris Bull — December 6, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

  16. Can you number our posts? How else can I say, “Bradluen @64”?

    Actually, being able to edit my comments or italicise would be nice. (Some people seem to be able to but I haven’t the foggiest.)

    Comment by MeToo — December 6, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

  17. Font’s a bit small. I’m the wrong side of 40 for this nano-script.

    Comment by MeToo — December 6, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

  18. I’m liking the “this theme is bad for Phil Goff” comment. awkward laugh out loud in the office moment. I don’t like this theme, although I am generally not comfortable with change. If it ain’t broke…

    Comment by Jake Quinn — December 6, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

  19. I’m boring and inflexible and have grown used to the old theme. Plus, I prefer the larger and more elegant font of the old theme.

    Comment by Sanctuary — December 6, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

  20. Yeah, I think it needs a kitten.

    Comment by Christobel — December 6, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

  21. Comments are a bit big relative to the post. It almost feels like there are posts within posts, which confuses me – although I’m easily confused.

    Comment by Matt Nolan — December 6, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

  22. much as i love white space, i’m feeling a little screenburnt here.

    but what do YOU think?

    Comment by dfmamea — December 6, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

  23. I’m boring and inflexible and have grown used to the old theme. Plus, I prefer the larger and more elegant font of the old theme.

    Comment by George D — December 6, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

  24. I’m boring and inflexible and have grown used to the old theme. Plus, I prefer the larger and more elegant font of the old theme.

    Sixth’d(?)

    Or if you’re going to retain it, needs larger font and a bit less blazing white space.

    Comment by Sam F — December 6, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

  25. times roman at such small size is a style statement, or a legal disclaimer. But I thought this blog is about ideas?

    It’ll look like other hard to read ‘styled’ political blogs which have good stuff Im sure but they are too much hassle to try to decipher through their artistic theme stuff.

    Big is easy to read quickly. This blog was quick reading, so please keep the old theme.

    Comment by Alistair — December 6, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

  26. Not a fan of the new theme. It’s more stylish, but it makes commentary and interaction between commenters really hard to follow.

    Comment by SHG — December 6, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

  27. I started a Facebook page demanding Danyl change the Dim Post’s theme back to the original. Please join now, although I will leave this page up forever and it will eventually become infested with spam.

    Comment by Hugh — December 6, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

  28. The banner is comically small.

    Comment by Orlando Figes' ghost-writer — December 6, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

  29. It’s a failure, Danyl. it’s not generating the fear, hatred and hysteria of the Charter schools proposal. Boy, has John Key got inside the heads of those who oppose him. Just listened to Tim Watkin, Peter Elliot and Robin Duff of a teachers union (aka the Labour Party) on the Radio National panel egging one another on to greater and greater mutual contradictions – “it will ruin the education system, the system already allows people to do this,” – vapourings. It was like witnessing a 6 years olds birthday party after the big sugar rush has kicked in. I think if they heard a playback they would, as moderately intelligent human beings, be ashamed of their behaviour. Seriously, the design is a little too subtle.

    Comment by Tinakori — December 6, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

  30. eeek!

    Prefer you concentrate on providing the ability to rewrite posts to a contradictory position after Geddis or Sanc or Edgeler or wetrebater write something irrefutable just after the ‘post comment’ button is pressed.

    Why are the authors’ names so big? Cult of personalities?

    Comment by insider — December 6, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

  31. This theme is bad for Phil Goff
    This theme is bad for Phil Goff
    This theme is bad for Phil Goff
    This theme is bad for Phil Goff
    This theme is bad for Phil Goff

    Comment by Phil — December 6, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

  32. I hate change, evolution scares the shit out of me.

    Comment by Hamish Stewart — December 6, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

  33. Eugh…. yeah, i’m backing the boring old inflexible curmudgeons on this one too

    (disclaimer; i am neither old, nor resistant to change, and only mildly dull)

    Comment by Phil — December 6, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

  34. mmm yeahhhh, nahhh i don’t think so.

    Comment by amc32 — December 6, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

  35. it wasnt broken. why “fix” it?

    Comment by terryg — December 6, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

  36. MAN that’s a lot of white space on the right.

    Comment by StephenR — December 6, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

  37. relaxed

    Comment by Cnr Joe — December 6, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

  38. Is this a focus group? How thrilling – I have never been in one before.

    In a word: no.

    In four words: simple was good, imho.

    Is this desire for change a reaction to the election result?

    Comment by Stephen Stratford — December 6, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

  39. How else can I say, “Bradluen @64″?

    Just do what my girlfriend does and shout “Oi! Bum!”

    Comment by bradluen — December 6, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

  40. i like the new theme, provided you keep the pen motif – that’s one of the most elegant logos i’ve seen for a blog

    Comment by the sprout — December 6, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

  41. “Is this desire for change a reaction to the election result?”

    Yes. Isn’t it … interesting … that just as Labour announces “a review more substantial than its regular post-election review”, Danyl moots a change to the format and form of Dimpost. Very interesting, indeed.

    And that’s all I have to say, except I’m worried about the wastage of electricity involved in having so much blank space on the right of my screen. Surely that can’t be environmentally sustainable?

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — December 6, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

  42. Yes, Andrew. it is a classic diversion tactic.

    Comment by Stephen Stratford — December 6, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

  43. Where’s the red pen? I’m guessing its disappearance is a metaphor for the brave old direction our new government is taking us in education.
    I miss it already.

    Comment by Neil — December 6, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

  44. This will be Act’s colours come 2014.

    Comment by gingercrush — December 6, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

  45. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.

    Comment by Conor Roberts — December 6, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

  46. DOn’t like

    Comment by brouhaha — December 6, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

  47. Too much scrolling to read the comments! (shrink the width of the stuff on the right).

    Otherwise, it’s fine.

    Comment by Flynn the Cat — December 6, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

  48. Hey! I liked the old new theme and now we’ve got the new old theme!

    L

    Comment by Lew — December 6, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

  49. The old theme is bad for Phil Goff…..

    We need a United Future theme, something in the middle that means nothing, but seems middle of the road ‘and both sides do it’ to everybody and has amazing hair!

    Comment by andy (the other one) — December 6, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

  50. In these dynamic times, we need a theme we can trust and depend on. Let’s not risk it all.

    Comment by George D — December 6, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

  51. The meme is bad for Phil Goff.

    What did I miss?

    Comment by Fooman — December 6, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

  52. There is a theme?

    It must be dynamic

    That is why I change my mind.

    Just in case you missed it that is JK’s ode to himself.

    Comment by peterlepaysan — December 6, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

  53. I blinked, and I missed it.

    Comment by DeepRed — December 6, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

  54. I don’t think The Dim Post is meant to have any style.

    Comment by R Singers — December 7, 2011 @ 4:33 pm


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