Once again displeased with the way things looked on here, I decided to go on a hackfest. This time around, my syndication/verification buttons have been molded.
Since the W3C verification buttons suck big eggs, I decided I would go with a thin, sleek look. And thanks to Adam Kalsey's Button Maker tool, I could make an Antipixel-esqe banner, but still retain some sort of theme I'm going for on my blog.
Granted, I know these features won't be used very much. But it's more of a principle
of vanity in making one's content ęsthetically pleasing and presentable... without the big, blocky icons.
The hex code for my "golden" sidebar is #FFFFC4, and it's lighter than what the conventional gold is (perhaps, #FFCC33; taken from an HTML colour wheel), because it's a website background and not a bright banner; albeit, still not quite what I had in mind.
I can also say that it was a lot of fun having to go in and change all the default backgrounds from #FFF (shorthand white) to a nothing so they would inherit the underlying background color... that is to say everything becomes that shade off-gold.
On the bright side, there are the maroon anchor tags (hex: #003366) which don't look too bad. But other than that, I'm pretty thematically-challenged