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9.18.2013

Blog Makeover!



As you've (hopefully) noticed, my blog has gotten a bit of a face-lift over the last few hours. I was inspired by some lovely clipart recently to redo my blog design, and I quite enjoy the way it turned out! I'll share with you the resources I used to help me with this process, but please keep in mind that I am not a graphic or Web Designer! I simply enjoy playing around with photoshop, and (thankfully) had some experience with it in highschool. I also already had a good knowledge of html, but you can learn all that stuff pretty easily :)

Tutorials

How to create a blog header with navigation by thewonderforest. Great step-by-step tutorial that includes slicing up and then re-assembling your header to make link clickable. Highly recommend!

Removing border around images in blogger. I used the second method they discuss, and it worked like a charm! Took me some digging to find this.

How to make your facebook page pretty - this one helped me install some facebooks page apps & change the photo for them so that they matched my blog aesthetic.

Adding a custom hover pin-it button by a typical english home. pretty self-explanatory!


Resources

Clipart - 'November', purchased from The Ink Nest. There are so many wonderful clip art sets here! This was the initial inspiration for me to redesign my blog, and I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

Fonts - Jennifer Lynne & GoBold, found on Dafont.com, a great resource for free fonts. You can even sort by type

Social Media Icons - Aileen Barker Design, I purchased these as a set off her etsy shop.

Let me know what you think of the new design! Is there anything I need to change?

10 comments:

  1. I love this. That is amazing that you've created your own site. I have been working on mine as well but I am still not quite satisfied yet. I will definitely check out those clip art shops. Thanks for the share!

    -C.C.

    http://rosecolored-telescope-eyes.blogspot.com/

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    1. So last night I revamped my own header using that navibar tutorial. It totally worked. I created all my images in illustrator then transferred it to photoshop. So exciting.

      I am definitely going to play around with it.

      -C.C.

      Where the Water Meets The Sky

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  2. I love the new blog design! I am stopping by from Wildcard Wednesday. I will definitely check out those shops:!

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  3. So posh!!! I´m loving this new layout!!!

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  4. The facebook pretty link is especially helpful for me. Thanks! :)

    Rowdy Fairy Blog
    Follow Me on Bloglovin!

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    1. That one is pretty great! I didn't even know you could do that with facebook. The things you can learn! haha.

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  5. This looks great! Can't wait to view all of the tutorials :]

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  6. Looks awesome! Here's a little site that I used to recently change my "pin it" button. I wanted my own custom button to flow with my blog design layout. So, I created my own in "pin this image" in photoshop and love the subtle change. It's the little things that I think make a HUGE difference.

    Site:

    http://business.lavitaebellablog.com/2013/03/wordpress-tips-how-to-customize-the-pinterest-button-on-your-blog-post-images/

    .:Marta:.

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  7. Your blog looks awesome dear. I need to do this upgrading thing on my blog too. Thanks for sharing the info dear.

    Cheers,
    Janika
    http://crazysketchbook.blogspot.in/

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  8. This looks great, Jessica - very refined. Perfect for autumn!

    xx S.
    The Laughing Medusa

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