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This is my newest endeavour. There aren't any ads on it and no real content (just test posts) but I'm looking for feedback on the colors/look and feel. This is a WordPress e-zine theme so the layout can't be tweaked much but the colors can be customized.

There is a lot of dead space under the posts in the main column area, once the site has content and pictures with all of the posts, this dead space will be filled.

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I like the colors!
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I like them all, but i think that that right box is a little bright? but then, i'm not a fan of bright colours, so it is probably just me. it sounds very interesting, the name & all, i will be back for more
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i like it! i wish i could get mine to look like that!! ... someone stole every last piece of my template so i had to change it radically, and was going for something like you've got there, but it just looks messy.

off to see if there's a similar blogger template (don't worry, i won't steal your ideas! that would be a real pee-pants thing to do!)
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At least on my screen they look "cool", and I'd prefer "warmer" greens. But the colours look nice!

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Thanks. I forgot to check them on my desktop computer. On my laptop the colors are always more subdue looking and that is definitely what I'm after.
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I love the body green, but I agree with a pp that the box on the right (and maybe the title--although I loooove the font!) seems a bit bright. Would a softer brown do as well for you or would that be too subtle?
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I love the layout! I agree with making the colors on the right a little more subdued to match the overall feel. It really looks great.

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aoife - you checked after I changed the top colors and before I'd gone through and changed the colors on the right hehe.

Thank you all for your feedback. When I checked it on my desktop this morning I felt like I needed sunglasses - definitely bright. I have the brightness turned way down on my laptop and forget that it skews the colors.

wordmommy - I tried a light brown and it looked nice but I ended up reverting to a softer green from the same family as the darker green, whaddya think?
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Oh, I think that's MUCH better!
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Oh, I think that's MUCH better!
Thanks.

I think I have it all tweaked on the back-end as well. I'm hoping to get some time this weekend to populate all of the categories with a few posts each. Once that is done then it will just need the regular updates.

I've been wanting to do this topic for a long time but it took me awhile to find a domain name that I liked that wasn't taken.
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