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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A template, a template, my kingdom for a template!

OK, I've got my domain name, I know where I'm going to purchase server space, I've picked a designer, and I know I'm going to go with Wordpress.

One of the nice things about Wordpress is that I will apparently be able to password protect some posts. That will solve my not-being-able-to-rant-about-work problem.

Now I just have to figure out what I want my template to look like. I've looked at a couple of hundred layouts, had dozens of different ideas, and I still have no idea what I want. I don't want to make a choice I'll be sorry about.

This is the neurotic side of me. It ain't pretty.

I may not be visiting your blogs as much for the next couple of days while I try to pull all this together. But I'll catch up.

Theme, theme, I need a theme. Colors. Layout. With all the stuff I'm having done, I'm going to end up spending some semi-serious dough-re-me, so I want to make sure I get it right.

I think too much.



Anonymous Belle said...

You and I talked about a design that you really wanted, do you remember that conversation? You should go with that.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Noi said...

Wow..u have such funny entries lately and I truly enjoyed reading ur blog and laughing to myself. Its no wonder that u have risen high in ranking. Keep up great writing!

I think u need help too! Haha,,just kidding.

5:31 AM  
Blogger cherish said...

Good Luck with the template! You will do a fantastic job!!!

5:40 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Belle--I remember. You don't think it was too...I don't know the word I I'm looking for...literal?

Noi--Thank you for the compliments! And yes, I DO need some help!

Cherish--I wish I was as confident!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Blogarita said...

Good luck, but don't forget to have fun while you're figuring things out. Don't take things too seriously, I mean...

7:41 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Blogarita--That is VERY good advice...

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jozee said...

Hope I get the password.

11:03 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

You can use the "portrait" anytime... Lets say for..mmmm.... five grands? NONONONONO Just joking! BTW... More people have commented about it ou YOUR blog than on mine... Damn... I have to come here to see what people thing of it... :)

1:28 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Jozee--Of course, all the special people get it :)

MP--EVERYONE loves it. You are a genius!

2:17 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I agree with Blogarita. Make it as much as possible "YOU". Follow your instincts. Maybe add a lemur or two ;-)But I feel with you. I work with these things on a daily basis.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

Where ya gonna host it at? I've had fantastic service from

4:52 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

CanadianSwiss--That's just it, there is no me. I'm a blank slate LOL

Nobody--That is what my designer says. I am definitely going with them!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

BTW, I just noticed your Embrace Diversity banner in the top-righthand corner. You Go!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Whatever you do, don't make is something that's too busy and complex. Nothing that pulls your eyes in seventy-leven different directions at once.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Ginnie--Right on!

Dixie--I hear you. Less is sometimes more...

8:27 PM  
Blogger Matthew S. Urdan said...

Hey, talk to Stephanie at Mystickal Incense. As you know, she did my blog. She can do anything you want. Photos, cartoons, professional, classic, artsy. You just need to tell her your ideas and she'll work with you and do an awesome job of realizing your vision.

May I also suggest you check out the Zen Masters of Website and Blog Design. Start here and follow the links, check out all the themes on this site. You'll be highly impressed, I promise you:

Click on all the links on the right sidebar for "Select A Design". Save the ones you want, show them to your designer, and go from there. The Mozart theme with the link above is the genesis of the design I wanted for my blog.

Best of luck to you.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Clo said...

Wow, I went to that zen garden, and Matthew is right, they are beautiful.

So, if I understand it well, you are looking for a theme for your template.
A theme, like animals or music?

Maybe you're looking too hard. Relax, take a rest, go walking: that's it! Go take a walk and don't think of it. Your brain will still be searching for you, the work will be done, and suddenly it will appear to you like an evidence. And you'll say: OMG why didn't I think of it before!

Maybe you should go on XXX sites, they always classified a lot and have good ideas. ... and I wanna be classified with the lemur fetishist!

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Ficklechick said...

Ewwww, new digs! Do I have to get you a blogwarming gift?

Try just looking at graphics for ideas. It's too overwhelming to think of the whole layout. Unless you're a designer, which I'm assuming, you're not. ;)

1:43 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Matthew--Hmmm..very cool, I'll check it out now, thanks!

Clo--Well, you would know where the best XXX sites are, I am sure LOL

Ficklechick--That's a good idea too. God, my head hurts...

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Belle said...

I thought your idea was awesome. Very creative but you have to go with what feels right. Good luck!

6:05 AM  

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