part one: the question.
I've been visiting a lot of blogs lately, and the FIRST thing you notice is their design. Blog designs (to me) are like judging a book by it's cover, and I, unfortunately, judge blogs by their designs.
Two blogs I ran across a couple days ago (The Vinyl Notebook and Six Impossible Things) really impressed me by their designs. Like I-don't-want-to-leave-this-blog-because-I-love-their-design-so-much designs. Go visit them and see for yourself! Both are very simple, but I think the simplicity makes it stand out.
Visiting those blogs made me go study my blog and it's design, and though I like some parts of it, I think it needs some changes. For example, the title of my blog: "A Writer's Faith" doesn't prominently stand out in the header. And the text on the sidebar is rather hard to read because of the red color.
So I decided to create a new design.
Don't worry! I haven't changed it suddenly without telling anyone -- I want you guys to have the final say in this, because you are the ones reading and looking at my blog.
Besides my hundreds of visits checking for new comments.
I want you all to head on over to sample blog I created, a writer's faith design, and go take a look. I won't be using this blog in the future -- no need to follow or comment since I'll probably delete it in a few weeks (or make it private for testing coding/designing things. Just go take a look, namely at the sidebar and the way things are positioned, and then come back here and vote on the poll below to tell me which blog design you like best! My current one, or the one over at a writer's faith design.
No hard feelings if you like the old/current one best... just wanted to try something new and incorporate my favorite color a bit more. *wink*
ALSO, do remember that I whipped up the new design in a day, so it's not the finished version, just take a look at the design in general. ;)
(This is my first poll, guys. I feel so official.)
(Also if the poll doesn't some up for some super odd and random reason, here's a link: http://vote.pollcode.com/77473587#sthash.phRlJVKN.dpuf)
(Also the suggestions could be something like: I like the design, but you should change the header/sidebar.)
(I should really stop with the parenthesis.)
(No seriously I'm gonna stop now.)
What are you waiting for? GO VOTE! I will give you treats if you do. *nods*
part two: the series.
Now for the next announcement thingy. (I sound so much like I know what I'm doing. "Thingy?" Greaat, Katie.)
SINCE I have been visiting tons of blogs and fixing up blog design details on my blog, I'm going to create a new blog series. *ooooh* On blog design. *even more ooooh*
easy blogger tutorials for the blogspot blogger!
(Sorry, Wordpress users...)
More on this will come later, but mainly I'm linking to things that would be beneficial to bloggers with their design. Because every blogger wants a nice design, and it only takes a little bit of work to make that happen. ;)
So, look out for this!
Over and out. *salutes*
- Katie Grace
DID YOU VOTE?! What did you think? Tell me alll your thoughts even if you absolutely hated it. :p
What have you been working on with blogging/writing/reading this week?