New Layout

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I've updated the look and feel to my blog again. The design is called "refresh" and comes from, the same guys who provided the design for Check out their site as they have some wicked cool (sorry - trying to sound young) free designs.

FYI, I'm aware that my site is a bit borked in IE7 and Safari. The Refresh template works in IE7 on their site, so I'm sure I just made a small mistake somewhere. I'll try to fix that today.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Michael Wright posted on 10/29/2007 at 12:09 AM

Love the new look Ray.

CSS is not one of my strong points but I'm just wondering if you'd care to share any tips or tricks for implementing a new CSS template into BlogCFC.


Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/29/2007 at 1:49 AM

It is a real pain in the butt unfortunately. I took the template and just updated layout.cfm and index.cfm mainly. I had to tweak the pods a bit as well.

The _main_ feature of BlogCFC V6 is to make it easier to skin.

Comment 3 by Alan Pennell-Smith posted on 10/29/2007 at 2:16 AM

Like the new look, Ray, nice and clean.

I recently updated the look of my BlogCFC-based site, but I think I've missed/broken a couple of bits. Still needs some work - but I'm more a CSSer than a CFer at the mo... Trying to change that :)

Comment 4 by Dale Fraser posted on 10/29/2007 at 2:46 AM


Glad to hear that about V6, I couldn't beleive how hard it was to customize the layout.

PS: Site looked fine to me on IE7 Vista.

Comment 5 by TomasF posted on 10/29/2007 at 4:36 AM

Looks great in Opera too, Ray :)

(It kinda surprises me how high % of the few pages that have issues in Opera are made by CF bloggers and developers)

Comment 6 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/29/2007 at 4:52 AM

@Dale - I fixed (I think) the IE issue a few hours ago. It wasn't IE per se, but bad HTML that Firefox ignored.

@Tomas - To be fair, I didn't make this at all. did. My design skills are the suck.

Comment 7 by Dale Fraser posted on 10/29/2007 at 5:24 AM


Can I suggest that no one is running less that 1024x768 these days, and that a wider version of your nice new layout would be even better.

The stats of learncf tell me that roughly 0.24% of people are on 800 x 600

Comment 8 by Joerg Zimmer posted on 10/29/2007 at 12:32 PM

Hi Ray,
those colors remind me of the good old CF4 days :)

Comment 9 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/29/2007 at 5:41 PM

Dale - Yes, I want the site to be a bit wider as well. I'm going to play with it a bit later. I tried when I was pushing. I noticed that the right col was a % and the left wasn't speced and there was a full width set. So I need - I think - to set the left width to a firm # and increase the total width overall.

If you want to edit the CSS and send it to me - I won't say no. ;)

Comment 10 by Randy Johnson posted on 10/29/2007 at 6:32 PM

This blog layout is sick! (Used to mean aweful but now it means awesome--who knew lol)

Comment 11 by Mike Benner posted on 10/29/2007 at 6:51 PM

Looks great in Safari 3 on OSX.

Comment 12 by Nick posted on 10/29/2007 at 9:33 PM

I wish it was wider.

Comment 13 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/29/2007 at 9:41 PM

I've got top people on that now Nick.

Top people.

Comment 14 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/30/2007 at 2:08 AM

Updated to be wider. I put it on a pure-carb diet.

Comment 15 by Dale Fraser posted on 10/30/2007 at 3:44 AM


I now just think you need the coldfusionjedi top left to be a graphic so that it's not all grainy.

Comment 16 by MA posted on 1/13/2008 at 3:45 AM

I am wondering if it is possible to share with us the new layout.cfm and index.cfm files and any other steps you took to get the new look

Comment 17 by Raymond Camden posted on 1/15/2008 at 2:46 AM

My site isn't a great version of BlogCFC as it has multiple versions spread throughout. You would be better off working with a virgin copy of blogcfc.