So…how you like it? Does this design make me look fat?
(If you’re reading in a reader, you’ll have to click over.)
What was wrong with my previous design?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
But, you know, this girl likes change. I get bored.
I wanted an update. Something lighter, brighter. More white space.
When I was working with Darcy on my last design, I was smack in the middle of the series on Infant Loss/Miscarriage. While a bright, happy color palette is more my style, it didn’t seem right as I was reading through stories of mothers in anguish. So I went against my normal preferences for more muted colors. In fact, I think I even used those exact words. “I like aqua and lime and pink…but make them muted and less bright.” (Poor Darcy. She just can’t win. I’m probably the worst design client ever.)
Which, in retrospect, was silly.
Trying to design your blog while you’re in the middle of a sensitive series subject is the techy equivalent of going to the grocery store hungry. You make decisions based on how you are feeling in that moment rather than what is best long term.
It’s not 100% done. I have to add a few elements. Maybe move a few things around.
You’ll see that I added some new (aqua) sidebar buttons. Many of those will take you to blank pages that I have to fill in. Some just need updated to be more current. I’ll get there.
And THEN I need to update my social media pages (FB, Twitter, etc.) to match…
Dude. This is a ton of work. Who’s idea was this anyway?!
Anyway, I hope you like it. I hope it’s easier to navigate and find what you might be looking for. I hope it’s easier for new readers to get to know this space a little better.
Thanks to Danielle for her mad skills on designing my new header and color scheme!
I promise to not change it again. For at least a year.
Thoughts? Suggestions? (Be nice. Please. After hours of coding yesterday to install it all, I might cry.)
(P.S. you can still vote daily for my Jilly video through February 1. No pressure.)