Theme for a dream

Here’s a picture of a toad I met the other night. I’m using this as a test thing.

You will have noticed that things look a bit different hereabouts. Don’t worry, it’s only superficial.

Following pressure by a certain local news aggregator – and I won’t mention The YamYam by name, especially the boy Blackstock – I’ve changed the blog theme for technical reasons. For over three years, I’ve used a theme I loved called ‘Mistylook’, but WordPress – the wonderful people who host this blog – haven’t been updating it to follow changes in technology. One of those things on a techy level is ‘featured images’.

When the blog appears in sites like The YamYam, I only get my profile picture by the story instead of an image from the post. Hopefully, this will correct the issue, as well as enabling new style photo galleries, wider default images and other top tech wonkery that most readers won’t notice, but make me feel like a mad blogging wizard. Which I’m not, but is nice to feel in control once in a while.

Please bear with me while I fiddle with these, and the theme may yet change again. Rest assured that all content is safe and any changes are only surface deep. But everyone needs a new jacket once in a while.

If you have any opinions on this, or have any tips or anything at all to add, please comment here or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!

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9 Responses to Theme for a dream

  1. David Evans says:

    HI Bob
    I think you need to keep the “Comments” quick find reference block, please,if possible, as it has been very useful.
    Love the toad ! Know the story well!
    cheers
    David

    • Hi David

      I’ve re-added the comments link top right. Thanks for that, just the kind of feedback I was after. Please let me know if there’s anything else.

      The toad is lovely. Mad me grin like a Cheshire Cat in the middle of a rainstorm. I love the fact that he appears to be smiling…

      Cheers

      Bob

  2. Hi Bob
    Liking the new site design, crisp and easy on the eye but still with the distinctive branding of the old – and with pics in the RSS feed too 😉
    Even more incentive to get my own looking better.
    Good luck with the ‘fiddling’.
    I am sure it will be the talk of the River Bank: “The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring- cleaning his little home… `This is fine!’ he said to himself. `This is better than whitewashing!’ ”
    Yours toadyingly
    Mark

  3. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    the top posts helps to link themes…if it can be added….reaction rom friends who miss this already..silver surfing aint that easy, you know!.thanks for adding the comments section. The new type face is much clearer. .
    regards
    David.

  4. PorkTorta says:

    That toad’s a frog. A leopard frog.

    • Really? But he was warty and tubby and stuff. I thought frogs was skinnier and all hoppity. Wow. Looks like I need to read up!

      Cheers, and my apology for the error!

      Cheers

      Bob

  5. pedro says:

    Well what ever it, is it was better off on the pavement than in the frog and toad!

  6. Peter says:

    Hi Bob, Keep up the good work, personally speaking I’m not that fussed by the appearance but as usual fascinated by the content, as long as the content doesn’t change in quality I couldn’t care less what it looks like, thank you to everyone who contributes, this social output and gathering is wonderful.

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