Pink for October

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"You told me again you preferred handsome men, but for me you would make an exception."
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Posted on September 30, 2006 9:24 PM in Web Design
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Just in time for the month of October (my favorite month of the year, by the way) to roll in on the east coast, I've thrown the greys and blues to the wind and gone Pink for October.

I first heard about the Pink for October event a month ago via Jonathan Snook's site. I quickly added a B-Side and made a mental note (i.e. added a reminder to Google Calendar) to try and convert my very dark site to a more feminine set of pinks to help bring attention to the fact that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

After a couple of hours of modifying my CSS, whipping up some images (including the big one of the flower that I took in our backyard when we lived in the University District) and listening to the Huskies take it to the Arizona Wildcats (you know, to offset all the pink stuff), I've got a new design up that actually turned out pretty decent, if you ask me.

But this isn't about football, flowers or style sheets, it's about raising breast cancer here are some resources:

Oh, and if you're reading this in a news reader, you're missing out. Come bask in the pink glory.


Ryan on September 30, 2006 at 11:35 PM:

Holy creamoly.


~TheAngel~ on October 02, 2006 at 12:08 AM:

I'm joining this as well ;) Btw, I like your template :)


Chu Yeow on October 02, 2006 at 8:20 AM:

Very nice work. I went pink recently as well but not for the same reasons hehe.


Ian Clifton on October 02, 2006 at 9:03 AM:

Thank you for using pale pinks! Some of the sites going along with the pink theme have gone with a nearly neon pink. Despite all the crazy looks I'm bound to receive from people who notice I am looking at an utterly pink website, I think that raising awareness is a good thing. The question is, what color is it to raise awareness for prostate cancer? ;) (Prostate cancer accounts for approximately 1/3 of all cancers in men, but I believe it is more treatable than breast cancer)


Sean on October 05, 2006 at 8:50 PM:

Wow! Where am I? I must have taken a wrong turn at and wound up on an alt-Berni site. :)


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