Thursday, 3 April 2014

Too Big for My Blog?



I'm thinking this new header is too big ... and we have a widescreen computer

Or maybe it looks too big to me because we have such a big screen!!

I do try and imagine what it must look like on a normal sized screen but sometimes it's hard when I'm planning the look of the blog.

What do you think ?

If it is too big I have an alternative that I was going to use I may try that and see if it's any better.

I don't want to be too big for my boots or in this case Too Big for my Blog :-)
Sue xx

42 comments:

  1. Well…it is a bit big actually! When it came up on my fairly normal sized screen I thought that I had somehow enlarged things ( the remote mouse often does that and I know not how!) so I was gently tapping said mouse to make it smaller ( I know how to make it go back to normal size)..and nothing happened. All was revealed when I read your post. Have you still got the escaped sheep and lamb?You could start a flock!

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  2. It's a bit large on my screen too. It's not so much that it's too wide (I have a wide screen, though), more that it's very long! Pretty picture, though.

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  3. It is larger but I like it, it's more effective & I'm looking from a standard sized laptop screen. Whatever that is!

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  4. The picture is lovely, maybe just resize it. I have question relating to yesterday's blog about the sheep - has their owner fetched them? I think they will have a better life living with you

    Elizabeth in Cape Town

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    1. Their owner has NOT fetched them.

      We first got a message to him about the ewe when she was tossed from the road to the filed opposite over 4 weeks ago, and nothing. I spoke to him personally yesterday about the pair of them told him they needed picking up urgently as our field was not lamb proof, (there's large gap under one side of the gate), yesterday afternoon the lamb escaped from the field and spent a few hours patrolling the fence at times near the road but returning to the fence when her Mum called, eventually by stealth I managed to get it back into the field and have blocked the gap with chicken wire to try and stop a repeat performance. We'll see if he comes to get them today.

      I think LH would secretly like to keep them but livestock are a responsibility I do not particularly want while I manage the smallholding on my own for the next couple of years.

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  5. It is large, I have to scroll down a bit to get to the text. Doesn't bother me though as I'm going to read anyway!

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  6. I agree, I think it is too big on my laptop. I prefer headers that let you see the start of the blog - so I can see if you have posted anything hew - but that's probably just a lazy thing!

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  7. Too big for me on my small net book. I seem to be on this most of the time now, uses less electricity (I think), and I can sit at my dining room table and look out of the window.

    I prefer a picture that fills about two thirds of the depth of the screen, and does not need scrolling sideways. I want to change mine, but it is such a faff to resize. I might do it one day.

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  8. It is very large, but it's part of the charm of blogland that everyone's is different, so it doesn't bother me.

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  9. It is quite big, a good picture of the top of your dustbin lid!!

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  10. Pictures of chooks always make me smile no matter how big they are x

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  11. another one who finds it a bit big - but it's lovely

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  12. Great photo but yes just a little too large.

    X x

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  13. It is big but I like it - although jext time you take a pic for the blog, try to take it in landscape as they tend to fit displays better...

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  14. I do like this pic - could you just make it a bit smaller please? The photo fills my screen two and a half times before I get to the writing.

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  15. Yes its big, and takes up most of the screen on my MacBook Air, have to scroll down to read your blog.

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  16. It's a lovely picture, but yes, too big on most screens I'm guessing - my screen here is pretty big but I have to scroll down to get to the latest post - which will put off the casual viewer, I suspect.

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  17. Yes, it's too big on my laptop as well, have to scroll down quite a way before I get to the text :(

    My laptop doesn't seem to like photos much......any site that is very pic-heavy and it takes ages before the pics appear fully. Which is a pity because I like looking at pics!

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  18. I like the photo, but it looks a litle too big on my laptop too.

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  19. take your tongue out of your cheek, April !st has gone now. It is a good header though. Love the chicken.

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  20. Nice pic but yes, flippin' huge lol

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  21. A wee bit on the large side for me too. Great pic tho' & look forward to seeing the alternative.

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  22. Yes, it's very big and bigger pics take up some of my alloted bandwidth. It is a very nice picture, though.

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  23. It is rather large, I have to scroll down several times, I do love it though. I think it sums up your blog perfectly xx

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  24. It's huge....but I don't mind! Will the header upload not shrink it to size?
    Jane x

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  25. I was just thinking how much I loved your new header :)

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  26. It is a bit big.... I like the pic but a bit smaller would be good! :)

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  27. I agree, it's a little too big on my iPad !

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  28. It's long I agree, but that's not a problem I come to read your blog.
    Lovely photo by the way

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  29. Lovely picture- but as the others have said, we do have to scroll a long way down to get to the words!!

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  30. It is long, but if you want it, fine by me. Of course, I loved the landscape with your lovely dog.

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  31. I think it's too BIG he he he!!!!

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  32. going against the grain, I like your new header. Also, a bit late I know, but welcome to wales. I hope you both find the life you are looking for here.x

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  33. A bit big - I can't see when your blog has been updated

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  34. I'd say it was a bit big I'm afraid.

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  35. Only the top part of the picture fits on my screen. I get the chicken's head and 'Our New Life in the Country'. Lovely picture though x

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  36. I think the comments speak for themselves Sue !!! I can't believe someone dumped his sheep... actually, I can... people are dumping HORSES in the New Forest xx

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  37. PS. I mean big horses - so much larger that the New Forest Ponies ( which are actually all owned )

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  38. Love your new life happening...I visited some time ago and you have done much. All that wonderful space.
    I love the book you got recently , it is so quaint.
    Your blog header it nice and in the spirit of your new life but I found it took quite a while to load. Maybe that is because of its size....I love the egg pictures...duck egg too isn't it.
    I've come across visiting via a few blogs, frugal queen, then another to you. It's like space travel.
    Alexa from Sydney, Australia
    Blogging at
    http://www.Alexa-asimplelife.com

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    1. They are all hens eggs :-)

      I'm allergic to duck and goose eggs.

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