Renovated “With a Friend Like Gary” Site; check-out new “Netflix Picks” page
August 1, 2013
Just a couple days ago I decided to change the layout for my blog-site and switched over to the “Emire” theme that I thought looked nice; I liked the simplicity of the columns, the sleek lettering, and the charcoal & green color scheme. But then within 24 hours, WordPress kindly informs me that the “Emire” theme has been retired…
Why didn’t WordPress inform me of this before I spent a few hours perusing available theme layouts – reorganizing the site – reloading my widget settings – and editing pages!?
This perturbed me to say the least. Thanks, WordPress!!
Nonetheless, I decided on the “Ambiru” theme, which is also sleek in design, and very similar to “Emire”; the only real negative for Ambiru is it’s only a single column layout – but I suppose that’s not really a huge deal for a blogger like me who likes to focus on the content of my entries and pages more than items on the side that can sometimes be distracting (side items are now located at bottom of the column). The multiple recommendation-pages at the top of my site are the most important aspect of my blog…
Which is why I added a new page “Netflix Picks” that has a list of recommendations (from different genres and sub-genres) currently available on Netflix Instant; I think this page will prove to be quite useful for those in search of quality titles that may have slipped under your radar.
Until you give some of my recommendations a shot, don’t complain you can’t find any good movies to watch.
And, of course I am always excited to get your recommendations, as well; so, if you know of any netflix-instant recommendations you think I should consider, drop a comment on the “Netflix Picks” page, and I’ll try to check ‘em out.
Lastly, in-case anyone was wondering about the header I use on my home page it’s a still from french-thriller, “With A Friend Like Harry” that is one of my favorite movies. I bring it up simply b/c I have learned that very few are actually familiar with this hidden gem, therefore may assume it’s a photo of me, and so I just wanted to clarify that it’s not; and that if you’re into well-written thrillers that rely more on rising tension than physical violence, you should definitely give it a watch! (available to rent on Amazon Instant Video)
What do you think of the new layout? Better, or worse than the former? (i can always switch back)