Time for Change

One of the very first banners, from January 2010

I gave the Dynamic View layout a shot, for over a year, but it is time for a change. Google isn't really supporting Dynamic View - in that year there have been no real updates or additional features released for them. The amount of control was very weak and it was almost impossible to add features or anything else to the layout. Plus I got nothing but bad feedback when it came to certain mobile platforms.

So I've switched back to a more traditional layout. It is still a work-in-progress, but over the next few days and weeks I'll get it whipped back into shape. Over the past five years EVEOGANDA has gone thru about seven distinct design phases and will probably continue to do so well into the future. I'm never really happy. I'm still not. That was one good thing about the Dynamic View, it took design decisions out of my hands, since it didn't have any.

With 1,358 posts behind me now I do often wonder how much longer I can keep this up. I never imagined I'd still be plugging along, writing about a video game, for five years. Much less all the other things that have come along with it. But I remain as enthusiastic about Eve as I was that first day and it is still something I look forward to playing as often as I can. As long as that passion remains intact, I honestly don't see a reason to stop chronicling my own person journey. Not to mention that of the game itself, this wonderful community, my readers, my enemies, and all the other stuff that goes along with Eve.

So I think I'll keep writing for another five years or so. Maybe longer. Who knows?

All I know is I'm writing this post. The rest of it will take care of itself.

Here are just a few of the other banner designs from the past:


  1. In Soviet Russia blog post writes you...

    Aside from that, real prefer the new layout, good work!

  2. Praise whatever crazy god those Amarrians pray too. I hated the other layout which was generally impossible to read on my tablet. Now if Feyd can be convinced to drop it on his blog, my Eve-offline life will be so much easier.

  3. Thanks for the comments everyone. Yeah I kept hearing problems from lots of people and kept hoping Google would help fix that issue. But they never did.

  4. Rixx, just wanted to say thanks. The old layout didn't work with pocket (for offline viewing....which is all I can do at work). Looks like this will do the trick. My work productivity was getting way too high and those bastards were going to start expecting me take on new projects and whatnot. Thanks for saving me the responsibilities of a successful career so I can play more EVE.


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