Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Change of Sorts

If you're reading this, then you've likely noticed the new layout happening over here on my blog! I've been trying so hard to find a new layout, a new design, a new anything to spice it up. I'll just be honest—what I had been using...well, I'd been using it for quite some time. And I was ready for something a little different.
This here is my new layout, folks. What do you think?
This is probably only the third true 'revamp' I've done. This is mostly due to the fact that I know little to nothing about HTML and the like, so once I get a template working for me, I'm hesitant to go back to the drawing board.

But it was time. I hope you guys like the new layout. To be honest, I'm not 100% sure that it'll really stick around. I'm still in the process of looking at other options. Actually, I've been spending the bulk of my time trying to figure out how to make one of my own. Or at least use one of my own photos for a background. I have high aspirations, but unfortunately it's much easier said than done!

That being said, I'll probably leave this up for a little while. I may keep tweaking things.

So if you come back to my blog tomorrow and things look different, never fear! It's still me here. And all is well.

And don't worry—I've got more blog posts in the works.

I was just excited about the proverbial face-lift my blog has gotten.

What do you guys think? Feel free to sound off in the comments!

Also, for you Facebookers out there, feel free to mosey on over to Pencil to Paper on Facebook and "Like" what's going on over there!*
We're having fun over on Facebook! I'd love for you to join in! :)

*Yes, this is a shameless plug.

I know I literally just posted about how I made some changes and whatnot, but...I've made some more changes. Again. Not just because I'm weird and I can't commit to a new design, but actually because of an issue with the 'Comment' feature. The issue being that with the new template I had, there wasn't a way to leave a comment without a few extra steps.

So. I've got another new look happening now. I think I like it. I'm still toying with it in Photoshop to see if I can't personalize it a little more, but by using a background instead of a template, it's easier for me to customize my blog using Blogger's page editing tools. So consider this The Revamp, Take 2.

What do you guys think?
New layout. 2.0.


Hamza Bin Ladin said...

The new template is cool! And I liked the FB page =D

Kess said...

I think it looks great Sarah! We all need change every once in a while :)

JustPassingBy said...

The template is quite nice. It caters to your blog a bit more than the old template. (Not to knock the old one.)

Nate said...

Your template totally gives me that "work at my desk is boring so i'll blog instead" vibe. Totally suave, I love it!

Samantha said...

Love your new blog template! Perfect for your blog.

Samantha - Mus(eum)ings

Matt Bukaty said...

Fix the comments! Me no liking that.


Sarah said...

@Hamza—Thank you! :D

@Kess—Thanks! That's so true. I just hope this change works out! It seems there's an issue with the 'Leave a Comment' button thing being totally absent from this template! Hmm.

@JustPassingBy—Thanks, I appreciate it! And I agree. I liked my last template, but this relates a little more. :)

@Nate—Hey! I like that! That's a good vibe for it to give. :)

@Samantha—Thank you! :D

@Matt—I no liking that, either! This is a problem. I hope I can figure out how to fix it! :(

Melody said...

Hi Sarah!
I like the new layout, but it's distinctly missing anything related to Starbucks or coffee. :-( It seems like there should at least be a photo of Tucker. I love the scoop of vanilla ice cream. And it's a very clean layout. Overall it's very nice, I just miss my siren.

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Change works

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I just love the transformations you've made in your blog's layout!

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BJPrincess said...

Hi Sarah, I like the new look its been a while since I viewed your page and I think its great the changes that you made. Keep on writing...