Here are a handful of layout options I have in front of me. I like the one that's up and running now but I've been getting mixed reviews. I made up some samples so let me know if any of these work better than the others.
Option A: Pleasant and Non-Threatening
Option B: 3-D House of Flies
Option C: Miss Sandy Sandstone
Option D: Rusty the Diesel
Option E: Down Down Yellow and Brown
Option F: The Tired and Expected Cliché
So there are six options. Bear in mind that this is a temporary fix and that I have a new logo that will get folded into this version and will be the linchpin of the final version. That final version ought to be ready by summer. Now, my goals are simple. I want the template to come second to my content but I want the template to show off my content better than my old template did.
I want it to be kind of serious, but not too serious.
I want it to look like something other than the cheesy, canned template that it is.
With that said, I welcome your feedback. Thanks gang.