Most of the dizzying site redesign is over, so soon the focus will be returning to providing more content.
About the only thing I'm dissatisfied with so far is the Camp Other header logo. Right now, it's more of a placeholder until something more suitable for the tone of this blog is drawn up.
I'm not really sure what this logo needs to be, so I may consult with some graphic designer friends for ideas... In the meantime, at least a tent on the beach is less likely to be infested with ticks - just watch out for sand flies.
Small sample feedback so far:
I've found out the new redesign works better on iPhone in Safari than the old format.
The Opera browser is the bane of my existence: User reports are telling me it is a drag in Opera to view the site on their smart phones - but I'm not sure how much to blame that on the design - or to blame that on Opera. For them, labels at the bottom of the page do not show up well, and thus far, none of the options for post archives seem to work.
If you are using Opera and reading this, please let me know if you are a regular Blogger user and have been able to access post archives and in which format (pull down menu of dates, "accordion style" unfolding dates).
[Ed. Feb. 5: After retesting, it now appears that the post archive is working in Opera, and labels are working fine in Safari on iPhone but not Opera.]
All components appear to work just fine on the latest versions of FireFox and Internet Explorer on both Windows and Mac machines. I don't know about older versions.
There is a problem using Chrome, though - a handful of reports that the logo graphic does not consistently display on the page and all that is seen is empty space. Strange bug? Few people use Chrome so I don't know how big a problem this is or the cause.
I have yet to get feedback on anyone using Unix of any kind. I know someone out there is viewing the site using a Unix box - so if you are that someone, please drop me a line in comments letting me know if the redesign is working for you.
So far, I think this version of the blog is easier to read on my laptop than the previous format. I find the font face and type easier to read; I like the embossed background motif with DNA, macrophages, dendritic cells, etc.; I like the addition of the tag or label list at the bottom of the page (but realize I need to write and label far more posts using each label for them to all be easily read).
Other than the header logo, I'm content with it as it is.
So, if anyone has any additional feedback they can give me, now is the time...
If I get the digital equivalent of crickets chirping in response to this, then I'm going to assume you are fine with things the way they are, and I will leave things alone and only deal with changing the Camp Other logo in the future.