Changing my version of the Currency theme

I have just made a few changes to my blog roller theme. I have moved the tag cloud into the banner; if like me you often look at the blog on a laptop, there's not much room for what I'm writing after the duck and tag cloud and all the navigation widgets.

This isn't ideal. I have played with the new opacity feature to see if I can get a better answer, but this is about as good as it gets. There is a text background on the the tags, so each one can be read as you move the mouse around the cloud. Ideally, I'd like to have a text background which was an opaque white for the tag cloud, or even declare the table cell in which the tag cloud was displayed as having a background of opaque white so that the text would stand out more. I suppose I could change the hyperlink colours, but I'm not sure what'd go well in front of my duck. Instant Color Schemes at http://www.gpeters.com may help, and I found cssplay.co.uk/opacity/  useful in experimenting with opacity.

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I say you've got something here and should definitley try to make the new location for the tag cloud work.

It's great and terrible. It's unreadable, so I definitely wouldn't even try moving a mouse over the tags to see if I could make it more visible unless I believed deeply that you had info I needed.

However, it's brilliant. You've found a way to conserve space. I liked your blog from the get-go because you try to make as much information as possible accessible to visitors without overwhelming them. The location of the tag cloud now really works well.

I wasn't sure what you meant in your entry "I'd like to have a text background which was an opaque white for the tag cloud." Do you mean while keeping the duck there or just changing the image entirely? Are you married to the Duck image? If you can change it, or adjust it, that would help. Perhaps changing the color of the links would work. That seems harder than changing the picture. And then there's the duck. That trouble maker. I might be prone to changing the image to something that still looks good when the tag cloud is all over it.

Posted by John Domenichini on February 01, 2007 at 12:57 AM PST #

I have lightened the image, what do you think?

I'm not sure its good enough!

I am thinking of using the z dimension, to place an opaque white background over the picture, and then overlay the tag cloud on that.

Plan C involves a different colour. Check out http://html-color-codes.com/, I think the green, blues, reds and yellows might work.

Posted by Dave Levy on February 01, 2007 at 02:53 AM PST #

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