Welcome to my 700th post.
I calculated a few years ago that my card related posts were about 100 less than the total posts, so this might be 600-ish in the cardboard sense, but it's easier to just watch the Blogger counter.
So I haven't changed much about the layout of the blog for a few years. I added the buttons for COMC and SCF, linked to my latest card room post ("Meanwhile...), and changed around the graphics about rookie card propaganda and my profile. But since I revamped the banner in 2018, and again in late 2019, not much has changed about the overall look.
Now I've gone from this:
The background (down the sides) is more muted, but cooler looking IMO. It took some tweaking to get it to fill both sides. I actually split the image of the cube and streched the middle out - it's actually black behind the post area. Depending on your screen resolution, you might see beyond the cube (at like 1920 x 1080), but mine is set to 1600 x 900 in this capture. Mobile users won't see much of the sides at all.
I'm also going to fiddle with the side items a little more. Just have to finish editing this post to get back to the layout controls.
Most of the links show up as the visited color - the muted red (which I adjusted to not be so washed out) - on my screen. This offsets the list of other blogs and the Previous Transmissions nicely, but on the actual blog that you guys see, it's a LOT of red text.
What do you think of the (new) look?
Here's the unmuted background. I tried to put the card images in places that wouldn't be covered up by the titles so much this time. And I used significant images from the last couple years, especially the masked Mantle, the Russian hockey cards, and the custom Hamlin. The Rev'd Up in the top left corner is a rainbow collection, the Grant Jackson rookie was a long hunt that ended well, and the Paige Spiranac is a recent acquisition. I realized last week that I haven't ever finished the Heritage Pairs series that I started in 2020. Would you like to see it continue?
In honor of the milestone post number, I'm going to figure out some sort of giveaway, which I've mentioned before, I think. I have so much stuff I'd like to move and I know certain people can use, but I want to limit - or at least give first dibs - to those of you that have been loyal readers and commenters. The trick is matching you to the right stuff in an efficient manner. Stay tuned....