New name & new design

Those who have followed this blog since its inception back in March 2010 will know that it has gone through scant design changes in its time. I make no bones about my total lack of design capability. Nevertheless, I – like most people – enjoy things that are aesthetically pleasing.

To that end, I began faffing around with a long overdue redesign of this blog. I finally succumbed to the lure of Blogger’s ‘dynamic view’ template. Apart from having fewer widgets (something I know many shed no tears over losing), the design is a lot nicer. I appreciate the ‘mosaic’ may not be to everyone’s taste, and it does make it slightly harder to view the most recent post (though the most recent run top-left to bottom-right), but I like it more than whatever came before.

To go with the rather natty redesign, I thought I would take the opportunity to do a rename. As you know, the blog was previously titled The Watchman Waketh but in Vain: a reference to Ps 127:1 and a specific nod to the immediately preceding clause (replace ‘city’ for ‘blog’ and voila!). But a change seemed good to me. 

To that end, this blog has now been re-branded The Arbour. If you want to know more about why, do go and visit the About this blog section. If you want to know more about the one writing it, best look at About the author.

Anyway, all that is to say I hope you enjoy the new look and approve of the new name.