February 18th, 2007

Now I admit it – I’m decent at cutting code, but absolutely shithouse when it comes to web design – as you can see by my new header – hot off the press.

I was really proud of it until my dog Jazz walked over for a pat, took a look at the screen, tilted her head over to one side as kelpies tend to do, and let out a low drawn out growl…

I’m not the artistic type – I’m one of those annoying science types that’s always completely amazed by (but incapable of imitating) the amazing feats of artistic creativity that some people just seem to be born with. I don’t have that ‘interior design’ gene – if you want proof, come visit my office! Just modifying the sheep picture pushed my photoshop skills to the absolute limit.

So folks – PLEASE! If you have an aesthetic bone in your body, can you give me a few pointers on a better colour scheme, or a better header design (or both)?

I need it to be simple, eye-catching and appropriate to the motto of the forum.. that is, that this is a place where hopefully everyone can contribute their knowledge freely to help each other improve our websites / knowledge.

AND – please don’t worry folks the new header is NOT – I repeat NOT a part of the Blix Krieg Theme – I wouldn’t be that mean 😉 The Blix Krieg theme still has Sebastien Schmieg’s original minimalist charm.

You can always see the current stable version of the blix krieg theme at – in all it’s original blix style glory.

Hope you’ve had a good weekend so far!



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  • 1. Susie J  |  February 20th, 2007 at 1:41 am

    The black and white image is not that bad. (What’s with the sheep, is that where you live?) It’s the colors — in the words, utheguru that need fixed. I am just as amazed as you by designers and their work, — so I cannot help you with that one — just PR.

  • 2. JLH  |  February 20th, 2007 at 6:04 am

    Blue. Red. Yellow. Blue. Green.

    Where have I seen that pattern before???

    Oh yeah,

    You don’t want my feedback on design, I’m an engineer, if I had my way it would all be plain text and images would be banned.

  • 3. DuckMan  |  February 20th, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Hehe.. you spotted it JLH – The Google colors. I knew if anyone did it would prob be you 🙂 And don’t feel lonely in your black and white world – I do the majority of my work with a bash shell, in linux, and my html editor of choice is vim… 😀

    Susie, the sheep are meant to represent ‘the mob’ and the one little sheep that is standing there highlighted in a tasteful bright purple (the color of frustration) has chosen to stop for just a second and rationalize the situation.

    He’s asking himself the following questions..

    ‘Why am I coloured a tasteful purple when all my mates here are boring grey?’
    ‘Why am I following this mob of sheep blindly when I’m obviously a bit different?’
    ‘Could it be that going in this new direction could be better for me?’
    ‘Is this my chance to try it and see if I can’t make my mark on the lives of ‘different’ sheep everywhere?’


  • 4. Sheryl Wardle  |  February 21st, 2007 at 4:34 am

    I like the lonely sheep–he or she is hard to spot….get rid of the turquise box –make it a bright orange–and the small black words are hard to read and they are the jist of your story…..I’m new here but always have an opinion..hope I can find my way back.

  • 5. DuckMan  |  February 21st, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks Sheryl – I’ve made the sheep bigger – and changed the font. Didn’t know what you meant by the turqoise box though?

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