Tuesday, 31 January 2012

a fresh look



You may have noticed that my blog has had a little makeover recently. Nothing drastic, but after two years of supporting a three column layout I was becoming bored and irritated at the appearance of my own blog and wanted to freshened it up a bit. I always get a little nervous when I start fiddling around with my blogger template, backing it up a zillion times just in case, so I wanted to enlist some help (ie someone else to blame if it all goes wrong!) Sometimes I wonder how I actually have an operational blog on the internet as I am not the most technical savvy when it comes to blog design and layout. I have seemlingly fumbled my way through the unknown world of HTML and CSS codes thanks to a lot of googling and plenty of patience. However I was truly stumped when I wanted to change my blog from three to two coloumns and to add some smart social media icons.

Faye writes Girl does Geek, a blog which explores all aspects of technical wizardry from layouts to widgets, offering lots of handy hints and step by step tutorials. I knew she was the girl for the job! Faye will admit herself that she loves all that geeky technical stuff, so much so that she has built up her knowledge to a level that enables her to offer consultations and complete whole web designs. Therefore I was more than happy to hand the reigns over to Faye and let her work her magic! She was awesome and literally completed the job on the same day. I am pretty sure my request wasn't particularly challenging but I was still really impressed with the quickness and efficiency, and breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that Pearls and Poodles was still fully functional on the world wide web!

You can contact a Faye via her website or tweet her @fayemarieblogs if you fancy a blog makeover any time soon. I hope you love my new look blog as much as I do!

small print: Faye does charge for her blog redesign work and I of course paid for mine. She certainly didn't ask me to write this post but I just thought it would be really handy for anyone who may be thinking of having a blog revamp and not really knowing where to start.


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17 comments:

Carys emily said...

It always takes me so long to sort out my blog layout as i always do something wrong with it :/
Gonna have to go and check out her blog :)

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Sandra said...

I like it this way :)

Catherine said...

It looks great :D x

kavita said...

I really like your new theme! It's much easier to read :)

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DaintyMakeup said...

I really love the new layout! I'm looking on faye's blog now :) xx

MissLauren said...

good post xx

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Ladybug Cupcakes said...

And it's looking guuuurd x

fashion written with a lipstick said...

i love sorting out my blog it's so fun and i always feel like i've achieved sth biiig after soing so!

your new layout look absolutely amazing hunnie. good job! :) xx

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Kellie said...

I agree, i enjoy your new theme, alot more easier to read. It's looking really good!!!

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Yasmin; said...

love the layout- everyone's revamping their blog layout at the moment, may need to jump on board :) x

Pauline said...

Love how organised and clean your blog looks! I will definitely be checking out her work I really need to get mine done and have no idea where to start!

P.s, I'm doing my first ever INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY which includes a handbag, clutch, and 3 pieces of jewellery.
I would love for you and your readers to enter!!

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Mari-Liis Suvi said...

I really like the new look!

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Kelly said...

I gave mine a makeover recently and just made things a bit more simple, bigger pictures and a cleaner look. Makes you feel ready for Spring. :)
Love the new look, I love reading your blog anyway, but now it's easier and fresher it's even better.
xx

Deerie said...

So much nicer! ♥

Milly said...

thank you all for the positive feedback on my blog, so pleased you like the new layout x

Jeni said...

I've started my own blog, please check it out xxx

http://little-miss-rouge.blogspot.com/

I'd be grateful for any suggestions xxx

Macrolancer said...

Buen post man, simplemente mirando algunos blogs, parece una plataforma bastante agradable que utiliza. Regalos Personalizados

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