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Aberdeen Art And Music

In May 2018, I consolidated the content from three related art websites into a single site. Urban Art On The Map, Critters On The Map and Murals On The Map became Aberdeen Art, currently called Aberdeen Art and Music

The old content was copied, pasted, edited as needed and reorganized. A plain black background was chosen to put the spotlight on the art, not the website design.

Aberdeen Art And Music, Home Page
Urban Art On The Map, Home Page
Sculpture page (all the content from Urban Art On The Map)
As You Were, Urban Art On The Map As You Were, Aberdeen Art And Music

Mobile The old sites were practically unusable on mobile. Below are three cropped screenshots of the same entry to give you an idea of how much better the mobile experience is on the new site. I also have a separate page with a number of uncropped mobile screenshots from all the sites.

Old Site
New Site

Critters On The Map, Home Page
Critters section on Aberdeen Art and Music
Critters On The Map, Critter�…

CSS Styling On BlogSpot

BlogSpot gives you a great deal of control over what you do with the website and serves all coding and design skill levels equally well. For people with zero skills, you can select from one of their existing themes. If you are a serious coder, you can click on "Edit HTML" under "Theme."

For an intermediary level of customization, you can click on "Customize." It takes you to a dashboard where you can change elements of existing themes in a safe manner. If you don't like what you did, each section has an "undo" option called "Clear advanced changes to (section name)."

In this dashboard, you can even add CSS styling with zero danger of permanently breaking your website. If you don't like what you have changed, you can just delete the CSS.

Here are some examples of adding CSS styling to the Blockquote attribute.

Example One
Without CSS:

With CSS:

Example Two
Without CSS: With CSS:

Example Three
Without CSS:

With CSS:

I have done a…