Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Midnyte Reader's New Look

A few hours ago I installed a new design for Midnyte Reader's blog and Twitter page. Midnyte Reader reviews mostly horror novels, but she didn't want a purple and black design like so many of the other blogs in her genre. She also wanted a more photo-oriented design, as opposed to a vector-based design.

Here is Midnyte Reader's before shot:

And here is her after:

Midnyte Reader's Twitter page will show differently on different screen resolutions. Here is how it looked on my monitor:

On other monitors, you may see a woman and an owl in the field on the right hand side of the screen. Click on the image to visit the Midnyte Reader Twitter page and see how it looks on your screen.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Books with Bite Gets a Halloween Header

It's after 2 a.m. so my brain is a little too fried to come up with anything ingenious to say to go along with Savy at Books with Bite's before and after shots. I'll probably edit this post tomorrow to make it sound a little more interesting. Until then, I'll just say this. In designing the new header, I was trying to keep with the theme and feel of Savy's everyday header and footer, the latter of which remained on the blog, while still evoking Halloween. Originally, I was going to mix Photoshopped photos and vectors, but as I went along preparing the background in Photoshop, I found myself adding more and more elements until the whole header was done.

Here is Savy's everyday header:

And here is her new Halloween look:

She also got a matching signature for Halloween. Stop by her blog tomorrow (or technically today) when she posts a new post to see it.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Super Librarian's Super Makover

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a new blog design.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Yesterday I finished a new design for Super at Super Librarian. When she contacted me, Super said she always gets Superman jokes because of her last name, something I can relate to because, had I been a boy, my parents were going to name me Kent Clark.

No, that's not a joke. They also thought about naming me Ora Ida, too, after a great grandmother and a bag of french fries, but that's a whole other Dr. Phil.

While Super liked the idea of having a mini-her sitting on the clouds reading a book, she didn't want to be wearing a traditional superhero costume. Instead, she preferred that she be wearing business clothes.

Here is Super Librarian's before shot:

And here is the after. Click on the first pic to see the site live:

I also did a button for a regular post feature that she's planning on having called "Library Love":

And a ratings system with stars. You can see a preview of the latter on the sidebar in the after shot above.

Don't forget. If you want a makeover like this one, today is the last day of my "Because I'm Sick of Bologna Sale." As long as you place your order by midnight, you can get 15 percent off of all my prices.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Unread Reader's New Halloween Look

A few weeks ago, Missie from The Unread Reader contacted me to do a Halloween-themed header for her site. I was waiting until she posted the header on her site to post the results here, but not long after she posted, she decided she wanted a matching Halloween footer to. Now that I have completed the footer, I can show you both. Here is Missie's everyday design:

And here is her new Halloween one. Click on the first picture to see it live:

If you want your own Halloween design or just need a new look, my 15 percent off sale continues through this Friday. Place your order here: Design Questionnaire.