Also gone is the old header and background. For the old header I had custom text coming up and it constantly was fighting with the template text when it loaded. This drove me crazy and I do not know HTML enough to fix it. I spent the better part of the morning working on a new header I'm very happy with. It is just a graphic, no HTM text, so there is no conflict when it loads now. :)
Tracing Paper. It allowed me to zoom in and trace it very large but still has a pencil/marker feel to it. I exported this to my photos then over to photoshop to work some magic on it. I added a D20 and rotated one and then added some loose leaf paper I found on Google Images. I spent the majority of my time getting the header just right.
Then I went over to donjon to generate a map for the background. For all you gamers out there that do not know about donjon, well I suggest you go there as soon as you are done here. It is a gamers generation paradise. Maps for a bunch of different RPG systems can be generated as well as names, adventures, and even worlds. It's a fantastic resource for any gamer. Kids with limited resources, especially should use it often.
|map generated @ donjon|
At this point I messed with blogspot for a while and fiddled and futzed to get things, hopefully, just right. It's far from a perfect layout and navigation but for free hosting from Google it's actually a huge cut above other hosting services I've seen. Only Dreamweaver, I think, offerers more customizability. Tumblr is the only other service I think stands alongside Blogspot but since I'm all in with Google I like this better.
For anyone who may miss it, here is the old header. It was using a map that someone else did (?) and I took it off Google Images. I knew this blog could not grow with borrowed art atop the page. Now I can sleep at night knowing I've designed the header myself .
I hope everyone enjoys the new look. Enjoy.
Addition: Wizardsneverweararmor now has a real URL and can be reached via wizardsneverweararmor.com as well as wizardsneverweararmor.blogspot.com