In a fantastic bit of work avoidance last night, I decided to have a bit of a play with the dotjay design.
I had recently tried out Patrick's hex colour calculator, so thought I'd give it a whirl using a hue from the header graphic as a base. This gave the sandy complementary colour used in the navigation, although I used a few tints rather than the shades that the colour calculator gave.
The navigation is better now with easier keyboard navigation and added skips. I also tidied the feeds, gave the site a shortcut icon, made the comments more intuitive to reference and added a little funkiness to my own comments.
I'm not entirely happy with how it has turned out, but I think it's better than it was before. Having finished off the navigation, I realised that the sandy coloured navigation with the borders makes it look a bit like Tommy's Autistic Cuckoo navigation. I suspect I will have another play with the design before Christmas. Any comments, suggestions or bug reports welcomed.
I've got rid of the sandy colour now and it looks so much nicer… but still unimaginative. Consider the design “work in progress”… I want to get this blog lookin' nice.