Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Construction updates


I've been trying out all sorts of things with my blog redesign project - downloading backgrounds from other websites, meddling with my HTML, trying to make my own backgrounds and headers...
this is a lot more work than I thought, and I have yet to come up with a cohesive design that I am happy with.

Here are the some designs I have tried out for my blog.:

I like the simplicity of this one, and although the header doesn't totally fit the theme of my blog, at least it's clean. One thing I used in both designs is the little snowflakes in the sidebar. You can see them better in the next screenshot.

I tried to make my own background here, and I'm having issues with the alignment and sizing. I need to make a header to go along with this, so this design isn't final. I do like that the way the sidebar is individual boxes though. I tried copying the widget CSS from this template to the one above, and blogger was not too happy about that!


and finally, the current design. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out:


Please let me know what you think!

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4 comments:

  1. This looks great! I love the new design! If you want to try and do drop down headers similar to what I have on my blog now, Ashley over at Nosegraze has a super helpful tutorial!

    Here is the link to that if you're interested in checking it out: http://www.nosegraze.com/how-to-add-a-drop-down-menu-navigation-in-blogger/

    Looks great though! I love all the colors and the little snowflakes!

    Rebecca @ The Library Canary

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  2. I like this design a lot and I also liked design #2! I'm impressed that you've been able to do all this yourself! I've been fiddling with my template as well. When I originally got my template, I liked it, but wasn't sure how well it fit with the theme of my blog. I wasn't sure if I would keep it. But I've gotten SO many compliments on it that I just can't bring myself to get rid of

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  3. Thank you so much! There are so many helpful tutorials online - it took me a while because I didn't really know what I was looking for.

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  4. Awesome, thanks for the link! I''ll see if I can figure it out haha

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