Nouveau Layout (Updated)

chibiyuuto has a new layout!

With this, I’m debuting a new structure (sort of) for my LiveJournal.

The top banner will from now on feature the next CLAMP’s biggest event/release and it’ll be updated regularly (as the news get old). That way the latest big CLAMP news will stay at the top of the page until another one tops it. I’ve seen several times people leaving comments saying “What? Kobato. will have an anime?”, when that news was posted two weeks ago or more. This way you’ll know what CLAMP’s biggest news are regardless of how old they were announced.

You’ll notice everything is pretty much the same as my previous layout, except maybe the colors. Preserving the rest of the layout is a way of creating an identity for the website, while changing only the banner regularly makes it more dynamic. One thing I observed during 6 years of blogging CLAMP news is that they always have something coming up next, and I’ll do my best to change the banner accordingly =)

I’m not gonna make a new post every time there’s a new banner, because that will be spamming, so you don’t have to worry about that (unless, of course, there’s something worth mentioning).

With this structure, it’s also possible to have a hierarchy of topics:

Most relevant on the top -> Upcoming releases in the middle -> Daily news below


Feedbacks are welcomed =)

Once again thank you for visiting this journal!

Update: The CLAMP Widget had its colors updated to match the current layout =)

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63 thoughts on “Nouveau Layout (Updated)

  1. It looks great! Your web design skills are remarkable.

    There is one thing, though: would it be possible to switch the orange of the widget for other colors? I can’t help but think that it would look better if the highlighted news items were in the same reddish-magenta color as “Chibi Yuuto’s CHRoNiCLEs.” Of course, I don’t know anything about making widgets, so changing colors could be much more difficult than it sounds.

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    • Thank you muchly, Outo-san!

      >would it be possible to switch the orange of the widget for other colors?

      I thought about that. It isn’t hard to change its colors at all, but since this widget is being used by a few other websites, I wonder if that won’t be a problem… I promise I’ll think about it, thank you for your suggestion, it makes a lot of sense!

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    • You know what? I just updated the colors \o/ I think it looks much better like this, thank you!

      PS: It might take a while until it fully updates due to cache ^^

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  2. Your layout’s awesome, thank you very much for all your hard work! ♥

    By the way, are you going to Japan Expo? I think I read you were going, but maybe I made it up ;;;

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  3. Love the new design it’s simple and clean, there is no way someone can get lost 😀 looks more like a website than a LJ but still great xD have you ever consider to have your own domain and change to wordpress? just curiosity ;D

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    • Glad you liked it as well, Anngel! =D

      looks more like a website than a LJ but still great xD

      That’s my intention! XD LJ is just the platform, I really want to make it look like a website xD Mission accomplished!

      have you ever consider to have your own domain and change to wordpress? just curiosity ;D

      Yes I have! But why wordpress, precisely? LJ is where the entire CLAMP fandom is at xD Sugee is wordpress?

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      • Yes I have! But why wordpress, precisely? LJ is where the entire CLAMP fandom is at xD Sugee is wordpress?

        You’re right LJ it’s a good place for fandoms xD but believe me when i say WordPress is more flexible and cuztomizable “content manager system” you got more control over your content and design, just a suggestion n_n…and yeah sugee is WP xD

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        • I see! *takes a peek on sugee* Yeah, I see a lot of interesting adds ons in there.

          Whenever I think on moving out of LJ (that is, if that ever happens for some reason, because I don’t actually consider it unless I’m forced to do it), I always thought that WordPress would be my new home due to its flexibility (and somehow similarity to LJ too).

          One thing I wanted to do but LJ didn’t allow me is to place a SWF Flash file at the top, as the “banner”. Does WordPress allow me that?

          But I saw sugee is on http://kosciuk.net/ domain. How do you do to “import” (is that the word) wordpress into that?

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  4. The new banner is very chic, like movie-star quality. ^^

    Not to trouble you though, but the widget I think is pushing the entries down again in IE 6.

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  5. It’s so… Pro ! You’ve done something amazing ! It really looks like an official website or something… XD
    And the red color for the Clamp Widget fits much more !
    Really, that’s gorgeous ! Congrats and Thanks for your hard work !

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    • Hahah thank you XD That’s a huge compliment for me xD

      I’m gonna change the widget’s color according to the layout from now on =) that way it’ll always look renewed xD

      Thank you very much again for the feedback *thumbs up*

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  6. Lol! I love it! It really is a great idea and you are as talented as always!
    Just… in French we would say “nouveau” layout, as it is a masculine. Not that it really matters! *^^*
    Oh, and I love you new icon too!!

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  7. I was out for the weekend, but goodness, I was surprised when I logged on here to check for CLAMP news.

    Great job, CY. Really, it looks great.

    One complaint: I missed seeing my beloved Syaoran. lol. 😀

    A+!

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  8. I was going to see if you would post the latest xxxHolic ch., but instead you have changed the layout~ It’s great and make us looking forward to the Japan Expo, Oh…I wanna go to France…

    PS.Not only Clamp will be present, but my beloved Yui Makino will also be present there..I wanna GO!

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  9. Great idea for the Highlight news! This way even the header is full of information. ^_^

    Very professional, one can say what you studied at University. ^_~

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