We’ve had a makeover! The blog is now self-hosted (I got round to it at last). It uses the same theme as before (Unsleepable, by Ben Gray), revamped by the wonderful – and very patient – Zoë Shuttleworth of Rude Goose. With help from her new assistant, the beautiful Erica, who at 6½ months gives new meaning to the theme name and has kept Zoë awake and working on the revamp at all hours of the day and night. So thank you, Erica: Zoë’s lost sleep has been Words to good effect’s gain.
The new theme colour is a softer variant of Pantone’s “Tangerine Tango“, which was their colour of the year for 2012. According to Pantone:
Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.
“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it […] Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
Wow! That’s a lot from a colour. I chose the shade because I love it, but if it gives us all an energy boost to recharge and move forward, so much the better!
If you’re interested in colour combinations, check out Jessica Colaluca’s Design Seeds colour palette site and Fresh Hues blog – they’re gorgeous! But be careful – you could end up spending a lot of time in there.
What’s your favourite colour? Does it have special connotations for you? Let us know in the comments!
Apologies, by the way, to subscribers to Words to good effect: I published a post yesterday while the domain was mid-transfer (doh!), meaning you received a message with a bad link. It should be OK now.
By Marian Dougan