Monday, August 8, 2011

New Blog Design and New Name

Wow, did you recognize the blog this morning? While I was away at camp last week, I spent some time redoing the blog. I really, really like the new look!

New Features

  • The first major change I made was to purchase my domain name. I've thought about that for a long time now. If someone knew the name of my shop but didn't know where I hosted it (on Etsy), they might never find me online. It just made sense to make it easier to find me.
  • As a result of that change, I decided to change the name of the blog, too. Again, it's just a matter of making it easier to find me. Nothing about my content will change.
  • I changed the blog background and header to be more consistent with the look of my Etsy shop. I love that it's one-of-a-kind and features some of my favorite vintage fabrics from the shop.
  • I also tried to declutter the sidebars and make things more visually pleasing. As a result, I added the tabs at the top of the blog. Check them out - you may learn things about me that you never knew before! :)
Who designed the blog?

I did! Thanks to some fabulous tutorials and a lot of online searching, I finally figured it out. If you're not familiar with html and CSS but want to try your hand at it, here is a fantastic blog series about redoing your blog at Mandipidy.Link
I've tried to cover all my bases, but if you notice something missing that you relied on, please let me know. As far as I know, the only thing missing right now is my blog buttons. They still work, so don't worry about that! I just need to redesign the one for my blog (to include the new name), but I didn't get the chance to do that yet. I will be adding them when I'm finished.

So, what do you think? Do you like the new look?


Shirley said...

Very nice! As a long-time geek I am glad to see you having fun with 'that side' of your creativity!

Simply Scaife Family said...

So creative and pretty; love it! I also really like your swiffer pad tutorial- it looks so easy and frugal.

jemilyea said...

I like it!

Remembrances said...

Very nice!

that TOPS lady said...

I like it!

Shore Girl said...

Love the new look....especially the tabs. I copied you and moved my sidebar items to tabs for a neater look! Took me all of 5 minutes -- thanks for the inspiration!