Sunday, June 10, 2007

It's Not That Easy Being Green

Is it written somewhere that a financial blog has to be green in color? I read a post by Smarty of Growing Money where he notes that Citibank uses green in its website. Referring to his own blog, he said that bright green is his color of choice and is used widely in his website theme. The color green could be used to represent the color of money (in the United States), which is appropriate for a personal finance blog. When looking at stock screen, green is often used to represent a gain or profit. However, the color green also represents one of the deadly sins; hence the phrase "green with envy."

I have mentioned that I am considering changing my blog's template from this current green one "Son of Moto". See Blogger Beta Strikes PFStock. The main reason for my change is because the title is cut off in Internet Explorer 7. A few other PF blogs that I've noticed with the same title issue under IE7 are Moomin Valley, Penny Foolish, and My Wealth Builder.

I haven't decided if I will keep the green color in my updated template. But, I am considering other color schemes. Does anybody have any input on this topic?

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vin said...


Here is the fix for your problem :

Template----->Edit Html---->Scroll down to :

body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0;
margin-top:40px !important;

Add the last line


Dummies Guide to Google Blogger (Beta)

pfstock said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I added additional spacing to the top margin, and this seems to solve the problem in IE7. For IE6, however, there is now an additional blank space at the top. Nevertheless, this is better overall than before.