The new layout: For those of you just joining us, the goal was to make the layout, particularly the comment posting boxes, more accessible to anyone with visual impairment. I threw "November Day" up here just to have something clean and legible for the Oscar liveblog, but... now I actually like it. I went through every single other layout LJ offers, tested more than a dozen of them full-size, and kept coming back to this one. In fact, I don't even think I want to go back to Component now; it looks cluttered and small in comparison. Problem: This layout does not have an option to change any of the colors. So we're staying with it in teal for this week, and then foresthouse and I are going to work on the CSS code over the weekend and shift all the hex codes to purple hues. I had a few people who said they liked the teal better (if it weren't an issue of persona, I'd actually be perfectly happy with it myself), but I also had people who were touchingly distraught at my non-purple existence. So we'll at least see what it looks like changed, live, so we can tweak it. Here's what a screencap of the current layout looks like with the hue shifted in Photoshop and lightened/desaturated a bit, both a warm purple and a cool purple:
I think it's time for a poll.
Which layout should we go with?
The new layout with the default teal colors
The new layout in warm purple
The new layout in cool purple
On the upside, my parents are both down for the count with a third iteration of Death Blarg, but somehow, I have managed to dodge it this time. I am hoping that better health and weather will lead to an improved awesomosity forecast.
That said, we had a freak hailstorm yesterday:
A quick linkspam:
Jane Russell, prominent actress in the 1940s, 1950s, dies at age 89 in California.
Want a free copy of Diane Duane's fantasy novel "A Wind from the South"? Last chance!
Snackfood Deathmatch starts today.
@SuperHeroHype Hathaway Says She is Definitely Catwoman as Well.
After this whole Oscars business... I am not looking forward to this.
Re: the Oscars: @justinpie: @cleolinda My favorite part was when Billy Crystal cast his Patronus Charm in the form of Bob Hope.
Superman Reboot Targeting Viggo Mortensen For General Zod Role?
ICYMI: Hailee Steinfeld told us she's met with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross to talk Katniss.
Now on Twitter: Director Chris Weitz! Lyra should be pleased. ("@chrisweitz: They play dance music in the bathrooms of the airplanes on Virgin Atlantic, to remind you that you are awesome.")
Updated and Possible Storyline for Tarantino's Upcoming Spaghetti Western.
Check out this year's Oscar winning short film, God Of Love.
Christian Dior to fire designer John Galliano after he made anti-Semitic remarks, fashion giant says; Natalie Portman (the face of Dior Cherie perfume) speaks out about Dior chief John Galliano's racist rant.
And finally: After you go see the PG-13 cut of The King's Speech, come back and watch this gif.