As you can likely tell when you come to my site, everything you see related to content and design is done by me. That in no way should elicit gasps of “how does she do it all?” from you. I realize my shortcomings in the graphic design department, but I have learned TONS in the last 6 months of blogging…TONS!
I am always trying to improve what you see on this site and I (oddly enough) find it fun to learn and grow in this area; if for no other reason than to look back and cringe later. You know those pictures you look back on your childhood and say to your then young and unwise self, “What were you thinking? No one needs bangs that high off their forehead!”? I get the privilege of doing that with this blog, too!
Today’s task was a little blog improvement project as a way of dipping my foot into the waters of possibly changing my header (the thing at the top with the name of the blog and a tagline). I decided to rework my blog button.
You might be wondering where my blog button can/could be located previously. Well, lets just say I was less than proud of it and I took it down a little while back.
There were some things I liked about it:
- The house (I hand drew it on the computer…yes! and my husband complimented me on it…compliments are treated like gold around here!) and
- The relative simplicity of it (it was still a bit busy, if you ask me).
So, I sat down tonight and worked on it for just a little bit and this is what I came up with:
Yes, I know you are lining up right now to beg for my design services! I know it is not perfect, but I do like it more than the last one. Although if I look at it for long enough, I can start to pick it apart. So I am not going to do that. I am going to proudly display it in my sidebar (look over there —>)
What do you think? Any suggestions and constructive criticism are appreciated!
UPDATE: I recently had a professional redesign and I am very happy with the result. There is still a lot of behind-the-scenes work that needs to be done, but I am truly happy to have someone else do the design!