I had gotten up early this morning and wandered out to my computer still wearing pajamas. Because it was a little cool, I had thrown on a plaid jacket too. Appararently the combination of pajamas and this jacket was a little startling, because when my wife got up an hour or so later, she burst out laughing upon spotting me. A few moments later she left and then came back carrying a pile of clothes which she requested that I put on "as soon as possible". She then walked off, still chuckling.
OK, I have no color sense. I know that - well, really I don't know it, but I know that I have to rely on other people to tell me that color X pants are hideously garish when combined with color Y shirts. Oh, I know the no brown socks with black shoes and only whites with sneakers basics, but beyond that, I'm clueless.
As it happened, I was reading this Should You Tell People Their Blog Design is Ugly? post when my wife first came in. I guess some people get hurt feelings when someone points out their fashion gaffes or notes a defect in their blog design. I don't: I know I have no talent for colors, typography, layout. I just try to copy what seems to work for other people and hope for the best.
So: if you are someone with aesthetic sensibilities, please do feel free to tell me what you don't like. I might not change it, perhaps because of technical difficulty or sheer laziness, or perhaps because it's something like my logo that I have sentimental attachment too, but I will listen and I won't be offended. And if it is a technical lack ("Dude, you abso-freaking-lutely need to have..", I will pay even more attention.
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