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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Thank You, Chaim!

Chaim of Life-of-Rubin was super-kind enough to volunteer and create a stunning new blog header for SerandEz. For this, I owe him the deepest gratitude.

Chaim, thank you so much!! This was extraordinarily kind and thoughtful. Your gemilus chasadim is incredibly appreciated. May you continue to be a source of kindness and derech eretz among all whom you meet.

Thanks also to Mirty/CodeScripter for the advice there I used to actually insert this in the template. This post was invaluable.

24 comments:

  1. Whoa! That looks great! I came and my first thought was: What happened! : )

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  2. Irina - thanks! It's not the full makeover like you did, but hey... :)

    Mirty - Thanks, and I know. I'm not really sure what to do about it - I really don't want to switch templates (or lose anything in the process!). Any suggestions?

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  3. Umm, how is it that I saw Mirty's comment, but posted before her? Am I a time-traveller?! :)

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  4. It does look good! But I got to tell you, I think this template you're using is buggy. I've noticed that on all the blogs that use it. It just loads the text very slowly.

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  5. No way you're eligible for Best Design JIB award, no way.

    Looks great, maybe next year.

    And, yup, your site loads slower than a Clevlander crossing Main St. in KGH.

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  6. Ezzie: Took me over a year and a half to get where I am; your blog is much newer - you've got an early start! ; )

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  7. Actually, you won't necessarily lose comments if you switch templates. The template that I have now is not one of the blogger templates, but a modification of my original template which replaced the old one. As it turned out, unless you switch to a *completely* different template, the comments and archives are tied to your account. All you have to do is find someone who can help you with modifying graphics (background color, etc.) and put these into your template. Make a back up of the original template, just in case, and then simply replace the original template with the modified one. There are some free "skins" available on the internet, which you could download. There are also professional designers, if you're willing to pay money. (I wasn't, LOL). Or you could find someone who knows how to use graphics programs (available for free online) and find the background and decoration you like.

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  8. Hmm, I'll have to think about it.

    The other issue is I really LIKE the scribe like. :(

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  9. Ezz, Like my Bubby always says, "Wear it in good health!"

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  10. I like it. Makes it look a bit more "grown up."

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  11. Looks good and I second the other comments, this loads really slowly.

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  12. Fantastic header/banner! If there were legitimate awards going on, I'd have to nominate you for best designed blog ;-)

    But yeah, the blog does load very slowly now...

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  13. Is it slower now than before? I thought it was slower before...

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  14. I'm proud to have posted the Kotel picture on the left side of the banner. However, to be totally pedantic, "If I forget thee Jerusalem" -- so it should be on the RIGHT side of your banner.

    Yeah, I know. One Track Mind.

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  15. It looks incredible! Enjoy!

    I don't know if it is slower now than before, I think all the stuff you have on your sidebar causes the page to load slowly.

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  16. Jameel - LOL. And yes, that picture is from you. When I posted it a couple months ago I wrote that, and I told Chaim it was from you (though I didn't post it this time, sorry...).

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  17. Is it the sidebar? I dunno - I have taken off almost everything from there... what's left I think is the same as everyone else, isn't it?

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  18. Hmm... let me try something...

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  19. Is that better?! It seems like it to me!! :) (Pleeease say I'm not the only one...!!)

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  20. You are not the only one. And it is much better. Loaded right away. What did you change?

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  21. I'd noticed that rpc.blogrolling always took a while, as did images.firefox. I got rid of the Alliance blogroll (and the Alliance) - that helped a drop; then I did the Firefox symbol, that did much more.

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  22. Your posts are now showing up, on my browser anyway, below all of the sidebar info, rather than beside it. Sorry I don't know anything about HTML to be a help.

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  23. Weird... they're fine on mine. That's easier to fix, though. Is it at least loading at a decent speed now?

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