Which theme is better?

I have made some significant changes to this blog over the past two days. Many hours of tweaking, testing, etc. later and I think I have it where I want it (for the next few days/weeks, at least). After trying several other themes, I came back to the one I use on realcentralvatiga.

I have added the following:

– Recent comments (to the right, to help track discussions)
– A “submit a story” page (pretty self-explanatory)
– Perhaps most different is the “Announcements” section to the right – If you have an event you would like to announce, visit the handy-dandy submit a story page and – voilà – it will be added as soon as I get to it.

What do you think? Is the old theme better?

Old Theme

I think the new theme is more functional than the last and I’m thinking about keeping it …

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8 Replies to “Which theme is better?”

  1. Thanks for the comments. I agree with one off-line commenter that the new look is a bit “busier,” but feel that the trade-off of simplicity for function is worth it.We’ll see.

  2. I would say the new skin is more functional then its predisessor, if more daunting for those who have not fully embraced the Internet 2.0* system, and thus I would say that it is an improvement.

    *
    “Sites like Google Maps, Hotmail and Flickr are more like services, letting the user interact with them in the way that they might use programs running on their computers.”
    ~The BBC

  3. Today was my first visit to your blog. Saw a brief story in the Crozet Paper. Love the paper and the blog. Plan to visit often.

  4. It took me 23 minutes to respond to your email – on a Sunday afternoon, and all your comments have been saved from the spam filter. Please, lighten up.

    And … thank you for visiting.

    –Jim

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