Thursday, June 24, 2010

Just Bloggled Gets a Summer Makeover

Since I haven't had any clients in weeks, I decided to give my own blog a summer makeover. Here is the before shot, which has more of a fall-type color scheme:

Here is the after shot:

The girl and the flowered background are are stock vectors, but everything else is handdrawn. I had been seeing a lot of designs, mostly Wordpress ones, that had a social icon box that spanned the two sidebars. After a little research, I figured out how to do it to my own template. I may add a second box like it for ad space (the boxes that say "your ad here") some time in the future. I spent hours trying to get the sidebars to be equal length, but because of the social icon box, any faux columns I added showed behind the social icon box as well. I'm okay with it though. I've had equal columns for so long I kind of like that these can change.

My queue is currently empty if anyone else is ready to give their blog a summer makeover. Just fill out my design questionnaire to get the process started.