Tada!

Well, here is the new look for VanderMeander. I’ve never had a white background before. I know there are two people in particular who will appreciate the white look: one for the ease of reading and one for his great love of white minimalism on the internet.

Either way, I find the simplicity of it bold. And I just love that picture — taken on the ferry to Vancouver Island this summer. Kids on a big boat in the the ocean. You’d think they’d be a bit more excited than that… But more on that will follow. I’m hoping to do a series of posts related to the new theme — “this is life” — all about perfectionism in parenting.

I’ll get right on that when my kids give me the chance.

(And thanks to Marc, of course, for doing all the work while I barked orders like “Move that line over 1mm.” He didn’t really feel like finishing the design tonight, but I convinced him by standing behind him at the computer scratching his back and running my fingers through his hair. Easily persuaded, he is.)

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12 Responses to Tada!

  1. Simon says:

    Marc succumbed to a back-scratching?!

    Yeah… I’d’ve done the same. Though, uh, he has substantially more hair than I.

    I also approve of the look. If validation matters at all. And I know it does to most humans. (Though given your penchant for tax preparation – just around the corner!! – I sometimes call that into question.)

  2. Jyl says:

    I love the new look and I LOVE that picture! I, for one, appreciate that the comments are bigger and easier to read.

  3. Yes, I think about once a week about how the comments were to small and that you’d mentioned that. Marc just couldn’t figure out how to do it. Just like he’s having trouble with formatting the sidebar on this new one.

    🙂

  4. Nicole says:

    Excellent new look! Well done you two 🙂 And what an awesome picture to depict how life goes.

  5. Randall says:

    Ahhh, finally.

    I was about to email you asking the status on the white wonder.

    I too love the image and the post processing on it.

    Good job.

  6. Lisa says:

    I like it…

    But if I were honest, I’d have to say that I liked the brown before, and I like this pic, but I liked the one of you on the dock more.

    But I’d still read you..even if you were neon pink! 🙂

  7. Ang says:

    I really like it, if that counts for anything… I, too, really like that picture and, look forward to a new theme, of sorts, “This is Life”. Like it…

  8. Just when I get used to you thinking about jumping in, you leave the lake and get of a cold boat ride……

  9. Collette says:

    brilliant photo! I like the new design and direction!

  10. Linea says:

    Great new look to the site.

    The picture is so like life – mom holding things together, providing a safe hiding place for the kids. Love it.

  11. uncle doug says:

    green would be a good change— nextime —

    Love Uncle Doug

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