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Friday, July 13, 2018

Book Blogger Hop (10)

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books and is now hosted by Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

This week's question is: Does a cluttered blog have you not returning? By cluttered I mean too many columns, small type, too many photos, difficult to follow, etc.

My answer: Yes! I am a person who gets visually overloaded very easily, and certain things also trigger eyestrain and headaches fairly easily in me. I'm really sensitive to what's going on with the backgrounds, too. I do not like reading white text on black or generally even dark backgrounds. Give me that black text on white contrast, please and thank you.

I also have a real pet peeve of giant headers. I'm probably alone here, but if your header fills my entire computer screen, I find that incredibly annoying. Maybe it looks good on like a big Mac screen or whatever, but I've got a laptop here and it does not, lol. Also, a ton of incredibly large pictures make a blog inaccessible to some, in my opinion. For a long time, I had very slow internet, and it could not handle that kind of blog because it would just be too much. It used to be very frustrating.

I finally got my mobile layout to not be transparent and just have a white background, and it's such a relief. The flowered background was so hard to read against. Thanks to Ren for that, who helped me fix the piece of code that I just could not get figured out. Ren's great, and you should hire him if you need something like that.

You might also notice that on mobile my menu is a lot different. I did actually figure out how to do that because my menu is pretty image heavy and, while the mobile menu isn't as pretty, it's functional and much less crowded in a small space. I also chose not to have the sidebar show on mobile, so that things are simpler and easier to read and load.

I'm not going to say my layouts are shining examples of perfection, but I think they balance looking nice with being easy enough to read and navigate. Tell me if I'm wrong, I suppose!! Maybe I just have weird preferences that no one else likes.

Oh well!

Peace and cookies,

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