Monday, July 25, 2005

Ryan Franklin, Mind Reader

Some of you have noticed the new layout of the site. Yes, I know, it's fabulous, and makes me look very creative and talented.

Turns out I'm neither--I couldn't have designed anything like this if my life depended on it. I have Ryan Franklin to thank for it--someone who is creative and talented, and also makes an excellent margarita. Okay, I've never tasted one of his margaritas, and don't even know if he drinks, but I'm just assuming that anyone who lives in Phoenix, Arizona has to occasionally down a margarita or ten to keep from drying out like an empty snake skin.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks again to Ryan--to whom I gave almost no guidance, by the way. He has some creepy mind-reading talent that allowed him to figure out what I wanted without me having to sober up long enough to actually articulate it to him. It's nice that he uses his supernatural mind-reading skills for good rather than evil, because I'm pretty sure that if I could read minds, I'd be up to some illegal and immoral stuff.

Anyway, check out the other sites Ryan has designed here.
Or just go read his words of wisdom here.
Just be careful not to think any bad thoughts about him, because like I said, he can read minds, and he will know.

17 comments:

Ryan Franklin said...

Haha, *takes a bow* Thanks K-dog :)

-Ryan

OldHorsetailSnake said...

How do people do that stuff? I looked at a raft of his designs and am very impressed. Did you see that one labeled "Samurai"? Damn good. Yours too, Babbler.

karla said...

Yeah, I did see Samauri, which is awesome. I also love the one for Occasional Bitch.

Genuine said...

Inspiring!

Ryan Franklin said...

No no no, those are not my designs :) if you I have only 2 in my portfolio page since I have only been with west designs for about a week. But I'll pass along the good feedback to the other designer who made those!

the Caitlinator said...

Great redesign (I guess I can say that, even though I never saw the old design. But no, yes, I can say that because that was the first thing I noticed when I saw your site - "Whoa! Awesome design! On Blogger! I'm so jealous!")!

What a wit you have... I will definitely be back again.

Last Girl On Earth said...

Thanks for visiting me today. Your site looks GREAT! Your designer worked on a couple of other sites that are on my blogroll! He's really good.

I'm going to poke around for a while and visit properly. Come back soon.

flav said...

Nice template!!! inspiring...might contact him in the near future :)

Walker said...

The new look is great. Its got a classy feel to it.

Carolyn said...

I think the new design is awesome! My compliments to Ryan, and you for so graciously not taking credit. Keep up the great work!

a fish on a bycicle said...

priveleged? false modesty....you're genuinely funny young lady (and beautifully arranged courtesy of Mr Franklin), no need for a quid pro quo!

Katya said...

i love it just the same, off to check out those links now...

:0)

Kim said...

You have the best layout of any blog I've ever seen! I just love it...

Masked Mom said...

I love the new look, too, since we're voting, or, um, something..and you've always got the good "stuff" to go with it.

PS--Thanks for rolling me...:)

undercover celebrity said...

Completely unrelated to your lovely new look... I just installed that stat counter thing and I think I'm in love. It's just so cool (and more than a little scary) the kind of information you can get. Thanks so much for the suggestion!

Kiki said...

Very cool layout.
I am extremely jealous.

Lyvvie said...

Mr. Franklin has done an amazing job! But are you a martini drinker...?