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Lit Soup's Birthday and Contest

First off, today is the 3rd Birthday of agent Jenny Rae Rappaport's blog, Lit Soup. She's celebrating by having a microfiction contest!

The rules: here.
The "magic" word and contest thread: here.
And make sure to stop by this post and say Happy Birthday to the blog!

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Setting that bit of fun aside, what do you think of the new layout? Be honest. Too dark? Did you like the old one better? I'd really like to know!

8 comments:

  1. I'm actually finding it easier to see everything. Like it a lot : ) !

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  2. Casey, I like the organization, but it is a bit dark for me. (I have congenital cataracts though, so I'm more sensitive to that than most)

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  3. I never saw the old design, but I love this look. Very classy, and very easy on my eyes.

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  4. I've noticed a lot of blogs just go for the white look with a custom header. Do you think that would be more professional looking? Or do you prefer a more unique look?

    Thoughts?

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  5. Casey,

    I think a unique look is good, providing it is clean and not overly quirky. To echo something I noted on Heather's new web page, you want to look professional without looking corporate. Corporate means a little sterile, a little impersonal. Authors still need to be a little dignified and show they can get the job done, but be warm and personable.

    Purely personal taste, but I love your color palette. White backgrounds often glare, and black backgrounds can be too contrasty.

    One opnion among many. :)

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  6. Thanks C.N. Nevets! I appreciate your feedback. I really like this look but I want it to sit well with my readers more than myself.

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  7. WHOA!

    I LOVE the new layout! So nicely organized! AWESOME!!!

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  8. Corey, would it help if the text was brighter - white? Or is it the whole color scheme?

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