July 16, 2003
Home improvement

So after some friendly ribbing from Peter about the blankness of my blog ("It looks like a Quaker meeting hall"), I decided to learn some stylesheet code and spruce things up. Actually, since I got here I've been wanting to put up this picture, which I plan to do once I've figured out FTP. In the meantime, I'm trying to coordinate the color scheme with it. What do y'all think? Any suggestions?

UPDATE: You know, I hadn't noticed how much it looks like Peter's blog now! That wasn't intentional ... hmm ...

Posted by Camassia at July 16, 2003 08:39 PM | TrackBack

Watch out, your friends at Christian Assembly will think you're on the road to idolatry...

Posted by: Peter Nixon on July 17, 2003 08:21 AM

Given the photo you want to put on your site, I recommend a color scheme of blue and green. Here are the hex codes of some websafe blues and greens that will go nicely with the photo:



Best of luck,

Posted by: Dash on July 17, 2003 02:46 PM

Thanks Dash, that must have been a fair amount of work! Actually, I'm already using 003366 for the headings.

The main problem I find in dealing with the HTML palette is that the colors are so crayon-box. I really want the background to be fairly light and unobtrusive -- blogs with dark or bright backgrounds I find harder to read. I really don't see any blues or greens that work that way. In this background I was going for a straw color, to give it a meadowy look (although I suppose only in California, where it doesn't rain half the year, does this color look "meadowy"). I tried a couple other things, including the lightest green you suggested, but they really didn't work.

I'm still figuring out how to put the picture here, so once I put it up it'll probably give me a better idea of the overall look. I've actually been looking at a few different camassia pictures, and I might use another one.

Posted by: Camassia on July 18, 2003 08:07 AM

I prefer thinking it more Cistercian than Quaker...

Posted by: T O'Rama on July 18, 2003 10:31 AM

Try the above color for a "paler" shade of straw.

Posted by: David on July 19, 2003 03:51 AM

Ok so the "above" color in the previous post is now below. Sorry about that


Posted by: David on July 19, 2003 09:13 AM

Ahhh, that's much more the look I was going for. Thanks David!

Posted by: Camassia on July 19, 2003 01:10 PM
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