41 comments on “Spring cleaning

  1. John

    Well done! The colour scheme is good and it looks like a happy site which, no doubt, it is. πŸ™‚

    The words on a dark background stand out very well. I can now read everyone’s comments without having to look for my glasses. πŸ˜€

    I’m glad this format enables us to have David’s pic changed frequently.
    David himself would have approved. πŸ™‚

    You have been deligently working out the new theme the whole day and I can’t thank you enough!

    Here’s to you, John, for doing such creative work! Cheers…!!

  2. Wow! thanks John for the refreshing new look:-) Particularly love the mischievous look of David, the auto spell check hehehe!

  3. Great job, John!!! Thanks for the new look.
    Appreciate what you’ve been doing for this site.
    ‘Chateau’ it is then and looking forward to more of David’s pictures πŸ˜€

  4. hey John,

    haha… another new theme!! Not bad but the mischievous David on the left is kind of making it difficult for us to decipher the text.

    I hope you enjoy yourself today experimenting all kind of themes on this site making it look different! Thanks for your explanation of not having the “Chilean” theme. πŸ™‚

  5. I can post a smaller background picture of David but that would mean less of an impact. I think the background custom feature is good to have but you guys may have to settle for a smaller picture.

  6. I like the new look. πŸ˜€ I can put myself in an archu-stupor just by staring at the site haha

  7. Smaller pic but the widgets are still not visible enough. Unless I post the pic to the right.

  8. But that means the text in the posts aren’t clear. Hm..what to do?

  9. Unless you don’t want a pic of David at all as per current look which is a waste of blank space. I prefer it with a background picture.

  10. Ok this is another theme I’m trying. It allows for customizing of colours, background pictures and large banner space. Also the widgets panel on the right can be seen clearly even with the background picture. Of course this is a rough look of the site, I will do some fine tuning to improve the look and color scheme (if I can πŸ™‚ ).

  11. The contents and look of this theme looks better if seen on a 17″ screen as opposed to the smaller ones.

  12. Hey John, this is much better:-) easier to read and look very classy. Right at the bottom of page ‘wordpress’ .. might need to change the color as can’t read.

  13. Yes John, this has more simple and elegant lines and the Comments and Articles are much clearer.
    Except that I can’t see David’s pics properly – only bits and scraps until I scroll down.
    Something wrong with my browser?

  14. John, this new site looks so much better and neat. I can see the widget panel and the repeat pictures of David at the right hand side. Thank you!

    Let me post a video and see how it looks like:- πŸ™‚

  15. Ok, John – you have passed the test! You have scored A+ for web blog designing. πŸ™‚

  16. Great layout, John! Just love seeing the right side of the page with multiple pics
    of David πŸ™‚ Nice fonts and background colour too. Everything is bigger and
    so much easier on the eyes πŸ˜€ Two thumbs up!!

  17. WHEEEEEEEE!!!!! NADAL WON NADAL WON!! The French Open!!!
    Sheba! Where are you?!! πŸ˜€
    Doing the Happy Dance!!!

    Sorry John, did I distract you from your spring cleaning? πŸ˜€

  18. Akang, Shirley and Shu

    Don’t grade John’s work yet! The last I heard is that he is STILL slogging away for new ideas, improved themes etc. Don’t ya guys just leeerrrve him! πŸ™‚

  19. LOL Trace at your excitement! Genie just asked me if you’re watching Nadal cos he won!
    Then I peek in here and saw you doing your happy dance πŸ˜€

    Oh really, we might see something else in the morning? John, you’re such a hard worker.

  20. Btw Guys, watch what you say here!
    Multiply David’s are staring you on your right side and he looks none too pleased lol! πŸ˜€

  21. Shu I see what you mean and yes the blue color doesn’t agree with the ‘wordpress’ at the bottom. I’ll have to find another color then :-).

    For those who have problems seeing the picture of David on your screen it could be either 1 of 2 problems:

    Firstly, you may need to zoom your screen in or out by pressing the ‘ctrl’ key on your keyboard and at the same time either the ‘+’ key or the ‘-‘ key to zoom. For example if you press both the ‘+’ key and the ‘ctrl’ key at the same time what you see on your screen will be larger in which case the picture of David on the right will be hidden behind the panel of widgets.

    On the other hand if you do the opposite ie. press the ‘ctrl’ key and the ‘-‘ key at the same time then the image on your screen will decrease in size which will then shift David’s picture from behind the widgets panel.

    Secondly if this doesn’t work then your screen resolution may not be at the correct ratio for the size of your screen. In this case it takes a bit more PC knowledge to change the resolution of your screen:
    1) click the icon that says ‘My Computer’ on your desktop;
    2) once the dialog box opens up, look for the icon ‘Control Panel’ and click it;
    3) when you are in ‘Control Panel’ look for an icon that says ‘Display’ or ‘Personalization’ depending on whether you’re using Windows XP, Vista or 7, then click it:
    4) this will open up a small dialog box in which you will see an icon of your PC screen;
    5) somewhere near the bottom part of this dialog box you will see the settings for ‘Resolution’;
    6) the reading will read from ‘low’ to ‘high’ with high being the largest resolution;
    7) usually your screen will be automatically set at it’s optimum resolution, but if not;
    8) then drag the knob to a higher figure and you will see the PC icon screen change simultaneously;
    9) the higher your screen resolution is set then the more you will be able to see on your screen;

    Try the above steps and see which one works better for your particular case. πŸ™‚

  22. Oh my goodness John! I will need to unwind from that Nadal Finals match tonight before I know what you are talking about. Will go through your instructions tomorrow.

    Thank you so much for the tutorial – you’re more than amazing and wonderful and lovable and adorable and everything nice…! πŸ™‚

    Yeeaah… another sexy crooked smile from David…

  23. Love this new classy, sophisticated look!!! Thank you John. You are getting better and better! This can be your second job!!! πŸ™‚ Love David’s pictures! Lovely cool blue and classy black.

  24. Hey Eunice :-). Thanks.
    I’m still tweaking the look a bit to see if I can make it more interesting πŸ™‚

  25. John

    I absolutely love the BEGIN banner! Even better than the Zero Gravity one.

    You must also use one of his latest pics when he was filmed for the I’ll Never Go” vid – blue checked shirt. top button undone … ooh! …. πŸ™‚

  26. I also love the way our website is introduced:

    This is Archulet Avenue Malaysia
    an avenue for fans of David Archuleta the one who was born to sing

    hey it’s getting better by the hours, John! πŸ™‚

  27. +1 to the look, but some features are gone or are not immediately noticeable. No more “xx” comments shown, and no “reply to post” button to click on either. Or am I missing something here?

  28. Also just wanted to say that the website looks so clean!! And the banner and the picture you used are absolutely perfect!! Seriously love it John! Thank you soo much for doing this!

    p.s the Anon above was me πŸ™‚

  29. Zach, the ‘xx’ comments is right at the top 2nd line (after the heading).

    Love it John! The photo of David is so charming:-))

  30. Another great banner John!!! Very appropriate too as we will have
    the BEGIN cd soon πŸ™‚ Thanks again for doing this.

  31. Hey Sheba

    Eeeeek! So excited to see the BEGIN tracklist. Great list of songs and I
    especially love Pride by U2 and Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know. Cant
    wait to here David’s original song. Cant wait to hear David’s take on all those
    covers. Cant wait for August 7. We are such lucky fans!!!

    Oh dont you just love that picture of his CD cover? Did they do something
    to his eyes? LOL I’d better go change my desktop background now πŸ˜€

  32. David looks so mature on the BEGIN album cover. It probably is an indication of the BEGINning of a more mature David and more mature music.

    I love the tracklist Sheba! I am having high hopes of the album.
    With songs like those, it just can’t go wrong.
    Btw welcome home! πŸ™‚

  33. Lol Shirley! Still spazzing away – I thought you were ill in bed haha!

    Me too thinks his eyes looked a little hazy on the cover. Must be the photography – I hope they touch it up. We can’t have David not having his sparkly eyes! πŸ˜€
    Whatever…..I think he looks so handsome…sigh…

  34. Good morning y’all :-).
    Thanks for your comments regarding AAM’s new look. The formatting for this new theme is different compared to the old one. Some of the features like posting comments is not quite the same.
    So for example, to answer Zach’s query, the feature for posting comments is right below the heading for each article where it says “Posted in Archuleta Avenue Malaysia…blah,blah,blah..38 comments“. The ‘Leave A Reply’ dialog box will only appear once you have clicked on the “XX comments” link.Apart from this everything else remains the same (I think) :-).

  35. Ok I took a quick peek at the track list and I like most of the songs on the list. I’m especially intrigued by his cover of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Colors’. Wonder how that will sound?

  36. Guys , me likey AAM’s new look ,kudos! i am now impatient in getting my greedy hands on the BEGIN cd….

  37. Farida
    Me likey the new look very much too!

    Me also likey the tracklist!

    We should have the album cover pic and the tracklist here very soon! πŸ™‚

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