Festival Hosting and Helping Redesign The Happy Rock

by The Happy Rock on August 20, 2007

I will not be posting an article Monday, because on Tuesday morning I will be hosting my first blog carnival. The 88th Festival of Frugality will be jam packed with some great frugal advice.

Second, for a while now I have been working on a redesign of the site. I hoped to release it this weekend, but caught an ugly cold that kept me down.

I am having trouble deciding on the column colors for the new theme and wanted to enlist your help. Click through to the Picasa album below, have a look at the six pictures provided, and cast your vote in the comments section. Reference the pictures as they are numbered in the album; 1 on the left 6 on the right. I would like to get 25 votes to get a good sense of the community choice. Feel free to add any comments or color suggestions that I may have overlooked. Thank you for the help.

The Happy Rock Redesign

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Thecpa August 20, 2007 at 2:11 pm

Happy Rock,

My vote from most liked to least liked is #3, #6, #4, #5, #2, #1

Can’t wait to see the new look. Thanks for the vote.


Ed B August 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm

I like # 3


Lazy Man August 20, 2007 at 8:35 pm

I like #3 the best as well.


Double Eagle August 20, 2007 at 11:30 pm

Number 3 is my favorite.


Shadox August 21, 2007 at 2:56 am

#1 & #3 are my favorites.


Shadox August 21, 2007 at 2:58 am

BTW, for someone who started their blog at about the same time as me, your blog looks spectacular! Awesome job.


The Happy Rock August 21, 2007 at 9:55 am

Thank your for the votes, they are really helpful.

Tally (including offline votes) :
1. #3 with 7 votes
2. #1 with 2 votes
3. #6 with 2 votes

And I don’t particularly like #3, what is it about that one that is appealing?


beth August 21, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Are you still taking votes? I think #1 & 2 that lime green in column 2 is TOO much. Conversely, column 2 in #4-6 is either too dark or too similar to column 3. So, layout #3 seems to win by default.

I also vote for 3, but I actually think that its second column is still too eye-catching – it pops the most with that color in it. Have you considered putting your text on a non-white background?

I don’t design blogs but I love throwing my opinions around 😉


Steven September 16, 2007 at 12:58 pm

If you’re still taking votes, my favorite is number 1. Can’t wait to see the new design.

You’re doing a wonderful job. I look forward to reading The Happy Rock and I really don’t care what color it comes in.


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