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New Look

I have been worried for a while that the website is looking rather cluttered, so I decided to take advantage of a new template from Squarespace. I think the new look is much cleaner and easier to follow, but would appreciate your reactions in the Comments.

The great advantage of using a template is that it only takes about four mouse clicks to change it back again!

Reader Comments (13)

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January 12, 2007 at 13:03 | Unregistered CommenterPascal Venier
Dear Mark
Thank you for the opportunity for feedback. Personally i think that the background is too fussy and makes the sight cluttered. I liked it as it was.
January 12, 2007 at 16:48 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
I can barely read the text now with that background! Please can we return to plain white (or at least have the option to choose between style sheets)?

January 12, 2007 at 18:51 | Unregistered CommenterEmily C
Lose the floral background. Makes reading difficult.
January 12, 2007 at 20:59 | Unregistered CommenterMike
I don't like the floral background either, but I do find it easier to read - probably because the page isn't so dark. Not sure...
January 12, 2007 at 23:19 | Unregistered CommenterZane
Hello Mark, I much preferred the colours/font/feel of the original theme... the new navigation seems more straight foreward but I was actually never confuesed by the old one. best, michele
January 12, 2007 at 23:42 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
Hi Mark
The 'work friendly icon no longer works if you just hover over it, You now have to click to make it change.

January 13, 2007 at 10:12 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
Hi, Debbie. It's not the Work Friendly icon that works by hovering over it. It's the Boss Key on the text only window.

Click on the Work Friendly icon, then the text only window should open. Look up in the top left hand corner and you will see a highlighted box named "Boss Key". Hover over it and the text will disappear. The "Boss Key" itself changes into a "Read" key. If you hover over that again, the text will reappear.
January 13, 2007 at 10:28 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
Oops so it is. It works a treat.
January 14, 2007 at 10:12 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
Like others here, preferred the old template. It was lean and clean. The new one is cluttered, like the pattern of a well worn pub carpet.
January 15, 2007 at 22:50 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
the coffee and cream/paisley style is too wishy washy and promotes a feeling of 'commitment avoidence'

If you drive a porshe, be bold. Roger.
January 17, 2007 at 0:50 | Unregistered Commenterroger horton
There is something here I like (the tone) but I prefer the old one. I just think the colours of the previous template could be different,
January 17, 2007 at 3:23 | Unregistered CommenterSilvia
Am I the only reader who like the new look? I liked the old one too, but this is easier on the eyes and less business-like. The wallpaper is friendly and welcoming, like a granny's front room, (although neither of my grannies would have had grubby wallpaper!)
January 21, 2007 at 0:01 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

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