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A rare indecisive moment... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
A rare indecisive moment...
Okay, if anyone's been checking in, you'll notice that this is about my tenth color scheme in 24 hours. :)

I've been trying to work with themes, and I've come up with four, but I can't decide.

This theme is from the ladyelaine's synaesthetic description:

This one is from a favorite foresty picture of mine, that I sort of thought felt "Fern"-ish.

This is colors from Julie's cover for By the Grace of Lady Vader:

And, being me, I can't have Lady Vader without having Lord Vader's colors represented also:

(I see that the title didn't save well as an image, but it's just the red; it's not blurry when it's actually there.)

So... which do you think?
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mafdet From: mafdet Date: February 21st, 2004 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I plump for "foresty" (my fave) or "Lord Vader." The others are just a bit too bright...but they are still nice.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 22nd, 2004 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)


They are a bit bright, aren't they?

My main thing in favor of either of them is that their aren't a lot of other pages in reds and corals, while there are a lot in greens and blacks.

Two votes for foresty so far, though. I'll have to make an icon from the picture I stole colors from. :)
thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: February 22nd, 2004 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the synaesthesic and the 'foresty' schemes. I see you've joined in the lovely land of paid users, yes?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 22nd, 2004 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)


Heh, I did that awhile back. Three icons aren't enough!!!
ivylore From: ivylore Date: February 22nd, 2004 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm torn between foresty and Vader black. I'm almost leaning toward black (your site is black and you've been using black so far). Not to insinuate that you always come across as dark and disturbing but it somehow suits you. Yes, if I think of you in synesthetic terms you are black. ;)

I've been meaning to re-do mine too. AH! But I know well the indecision that looms ahead.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 22nd, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)


Pretty much all my sites have been black-themed, so it's not surprising. I do find it pleasing... I just... I don't know, a part of me would like a change from it.
sue_parsons From: sue_parsons Date: February 22nd, 2004 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)


It probably isn't helpful, then, to say I don't like any of them so far, huh?

Each one seemed more overwhelming than the last.

I am no decorator, but I suppose I know what I don't like.

Sorry. No help at all.....

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 22nd, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well.....

No, it's helpful. Probably no choice would be permanent, though.
akilika From: akilika Date: February 22nd, 2004 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the yellow one . . . but that's mostly because the icon fits with it. (Which is not a coincidence.) The problem with this judge is that icons change, while layouts are more difficult to treat like that.

Although trying to judge without icon coming into it . . . red and green trump black and yellow. Sorry, I can't narrow it down further. x.x
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 22nd, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)


That's a good point about the icons; looking at it, I would very definitely have to change my default icon, especially with a red page (eeps!).
sue_parsons From: sue_parsons Date: February 22nd, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


I DO adore the icon. It fits you perfectly - elegant and tasteful. I just don't see the backgrounds fitting with the icon, though. Do you see what I mean?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 22nd, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)


What I really wanted to do was have kind of a marbled background, but the system won't let me put in an image (I know it can be done--I've seen it--but I'm too lazy to figure it out!). That leaves me with big swatches of color, or big swatches of black.
atropos87 From: atropos87 Date: February 22nd, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the red one. It seems to suit your on-line personality in that it's quite bold and strong, but it's also pleasing to the eye. I see I am a lone voice in the wilderness so far though.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 22nd, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


Oh, thanks for the nice words. :)

I'm leaning toward the reds, at least for a time, myself, though so far you're the only vote for them! It's kind of daring and out there. And it is a Lady Vader based thing, which is my favorite fanfic that I've worked on, so...
sonetka From: sonetka Date: February 22nd, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the green, but that's just me - odd, since I'm usually a red-wearing person myself.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 23rd, 2004 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)


I think the green is winning.

(Sniff. I was just starting to like the red. Oh, well... I'm not going to ask for input and then ignore it!)
sonetka From: sonetka Date: February 23rd, 2004 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)


Maybe it's a subconscious thing - the ideas of "fern" and "green" go together better than "fern" and "red." If your name was PoppyWithy, you might get more votes for the red :).
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: February 23rd, 2004 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Might I suggest...

How very corporate! (And how very not me.)

I actually prefer light on dark for casual websites--a kind of cool, funky feel to it.
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