Guest design by Blondmonster

fishyI’d been meaning to do a proper redesign of this blog for some time. The content part was reshuffled a couple of months ago, and I was pretty pleased with how that turned out. But the header was a watered down version of the old Papertrail theme and far too boring. That’s why I asked Blondmonster to help me out.

Suzanne‘s a former colleague, and a fabulous designer. I really like the stuff she does, and ‘boring’ is simply not in her vocabulary. She came up with the underwater theme, did all the drawing and all I had to do was put it all together. Hope you like the result. The theme was tailor-made for this blog, so don’t expect it to become available for download any time soon.


  1. I don’t know how or why because I have virus software running, but when reading your posts in RSS reader via Outlook they open a new window with an (*) displayed as only content?


    It is strange and only happening with your feed? Anyone else having this pop-up issue?

    do you have some kind of counter or visit checking code?

    Comment by Juanita — March 21, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  2. Hi Juanita. My feeds are handled by feedburner, but other than that there’s nothing special about them. I do not have Outlook, so I can’t try and reproduce the issue, but I’ll look into it.

    Comment by Roy — March 21, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

  3. Your blog looks great, love the header – the perfect touch.

    Comment by koffiekitten — April 6, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

  4. Mr. Tanck,
    It’s a great design.. but I have an unrelated question if you have time to reply. What plug-in is being used here for the “share and enjoy”? The additional “print” function is a great thing.


    Comment by Pablo DiCiacco — May 13, 2009 @ 3:28 am

  5. Doi… “Sociable”… OK… nevermind. Sorry.

    Comment by Pablo DiCiacco — May 13, 2009 @ 3:33 am

  6. great template! simple and pretty. good job.

    Comment by Fabrizio — June 21, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

  7. Love it – I was always a big fan of cartoonish designs, when done properly.

    Comment by Aukcije — April 15, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

  8. Great design is one of the aspects that are used of intrigued users of your website and of who you are. Your design is great but I think you need to ehanced it more because the shark thing looks like the FeedShark RSS.

    Comment by minisite design — April 30, 2011 @ 3:37 am

  9. Olá!
    Amei seu site!! Tem coisas muito legais 🙂

    Congratulations your site is beautiful!

    Comment by A Leitora — July 9, 2011 @ 2:58 am