What’s Changed?

Anyone who can spot something different about the homepage today wins a one-year free subscription to Weird Universe!

But in all seriousness, it's been 3 or 4 years since the site design was refreshed, so we thought it was time to tweak things a little. Biggest change was to make the top banner smaller, so that everything could be moved up a bit. The left column for the blog posts has also been made wider. Bit of color has been added to the background, etc.

Hope the new look doesn't upset the regulars too much. I'll soon get around to applying the changes to the rest of the site (comment pages, etc.), unless there's a massive protest and everyone demands the old design come back.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 06, 2012
     Category: Weird Universe

I do hereby approve.

Posted by Robb of Warren on 03/06/12 at 11:01 PM
Neat new look! I really like it Alex, thank you.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/07/12 at 04:35 AM
And with a much smaller top banner you can fit in that humungus advertising space.
Posted by Ruben on 03/07/12 at 05:49 AM
You're a geek. If you always left things alone that would be.... weird.
Posted by semiAdult on 03/07/12 at 07:38 AM
Ruben -- that did cross our minds, being the money-grubbing types that we are. But to be fair, there was an ad directly beneath the banner before. Not as wide but almost as high. And because of its position it pushed the beginning of the blog pretty far down the page. So I think the new ad, though bigger, is actually more out of the way.

But I realize that people who are driven to fury by internet ads will never be happy with any ad, anywhere, so it's probably not worth defending. It is what it is.
Posted by Alex on 03/07/12 at 09:15 AM
i like the change to the background, but i do miss the awesome header. it was such a sweet drawing!
Posted by sam on 03/07/12 at 09:41 AM
I love the update!
Posted by Pat on 03/07/12 at 10:04 AM
I'm going to start an OWU protest!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/07/12 at 10:06 AM
sam -- all the panels of the old header are still on the page, in the right column. And I enlarged them because I thought some of them had been hard to see in the old banner. For instance, in the picture of the person in an armchair watching TV, I always thought it was difficult to see that their arm was a skeleton arm.
Posted by Alex on 03/07/12 at 10:41 AM
If we need a little ad space to keep us going, so be it, that is just reality. We aren't for profit, we are for fun and the guys give their time and efforts, including the facelift in progress, to keep us online. I, for one, am just happy we still have our weird universe.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/07/12 at 10:49 AM
So, you're not going to join my OWU protest, Patty? They're very popular this year and maybe we can get subsidized.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/07/12 at 11:08 AM
If you keep the small banner, I'd rather see the picture of the cop tapping the crook on the shoulder or Bigfoot running off with the camper.
Posted by Mark on 03/07/12 at 12:34 PM
And they immediately appear in the comment banner.

While I've got the touch, I'm wishing for a winning lottery ticket (and I don't want a Shirley Jackson lottery and I don't want to turn into the lottery ticket and I don't want my turkey sandwich to be too dry).
Posted by Mark on 03/07/12 at 12:35 PM
Eh, not bad. There wasn't really anything wrong with it before, but I suppose you aren't allowed to leave things alone.
Posted by Duke of URL on 03/07/12 at 01:54 PM
It had been a few days since I have been here and instantly noticed the change. I like it, makes viewing on my smart phone easier.
Posted by Axel'saxles on 03/07/12 at 05:16 PM
You know me Expat, I'm a company girl.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/07/12 at 06:53 PM
It looks great, and it's actually more readable rather than less (as "upgrades" so often aren't). :D

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 03/10/12 at 11:44 AM
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