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Introducing the Diary

Photo by Paul Watson, modified under licence
The experiment in mini-posts seems to have worked well, and has received positive feedback from readers whilst being very easy for me to use. I therefore intend to continue with it.

As you may have already noticed, I’ve made some changes to the display of the posts to give them a more permanent identity, as I felt that having a screaming headline format didn’t really work for the mini-posts. For that reason, I’ve renamed them ‘My Diary’, and given them their own special design, which I feel works rather well – and I hope you do too.

Let me know what you think, keep commenting, and help the very discussion to thrive.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Jonathan Rothwell

    10.34, 01/03/2008

I suggest making the diary headers a little smaller, and perhaps toning down the background colour – maybe it could be a sort of blue instead of yellow?

I do like the idea of them having their own design though.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    18.07, 01/03/2008

I quite like the variation of the yellow – and a couple of people have commented that it brightens things up a bit. It’s supposed to bear a passing resemblance to a physical diary.

That said, clearly, it’s a bit rough around the edges at the moment, and I will get round to tidying it up at some point in the next decade…

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    21.29, 09/03/2008

Hmm, I’ve changed things again now… The yellow didn’t really work, did it? I’ve gone for an edited photo as a background now, which I think adds more of a personal touch. You like?

Comment from Jonathan Rothwell

    22.04, 09/03/2008

That is better by an order of magnitude. I like it more now that it’s been toned down a bit and that the headers aren’t as shouty and cheese-tastic as before.

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