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For the past few days I’ve been noodling about in Photoshop, trying to come up with a revised banner graphic for this blog (and, subsequently a theme I can take across the other two ‘one man’ websites). It’s been quite educational, mixing general research with photoshop tutorials on what is probably pretty basic stuff but is all new to me.

Whilst the change won’t be radical it will add another colour to the theme, and generally make the website a bit richer. I’m all for minimal but I do think the design needs something … else … a little more … oomph …

I’ve also been playing about with Yahoo Pipes, largely inspired by http://www.gregorsmith.com/. If nothing else it’s something to do with my name domain website (that’s www.gordonmclean.co.uk, if you were wondering).

What all of this means is that, for the moment, my writing mojo is in short supply. I do have a couple of things drafted I want to publish but I don’t think I’ll be doing that here in the first instance, mainly because I’m determined to publish something to the excellent Writer’s Bloc; you have been to visit, haven’t you? Some wonderful, wonderful writing there.

In fact, it’s a little daunting, submitting something to another website in the hope that it might get published. What if they said “No, it’s rubbish, you are rubbish, never go near a keyboard again your horrid horrid word mangler you”? I don’t know if I could stand it.

Perhaps I’ll just go back to faffing about in Photoshop, it’s much nicer there.

3 comments

  1. Hi Gordon ~ yes, some colour would be nice ~ even just to have a simple light-to-medium blue banner to put your blog-title on. Photoshop has some nice variations of the Gradient tool, which can give you some great artistic effects. However, I imagine you know all this already.

  2. Don’t you DARE go back to faffing around in Photoshop if there’s writing to be done!

    (Which is another way of saying that I’m looking forward to what you send … and yeah, I can sympathise with the ‘daunting’ thing at the moment. Definitely. Oh, and thanks for your kind words and support of Writers’ Bloc, as ever.)

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