Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Playing Around with Blog Design

So I decided to try my hand at tweaking the design of this blog, hence the new header, button, etc.  I'm not totally wild about this here version, but I'm enjoying the process. I anticipate changing it multiple times over the summer until I land on something I love.

Meanwhile, I'm turning to the interwebs to help me figure out how to customize things, so I want to give a shout out to some of the resources I'm using across the summer. First up, Megan from I Teach, What's Your Superpower? is doing a summer series on blog design that I highly recommend if you're interested:
Also? The Blog Baby, Blog link on her site is a fantastic resource. I'm particularly partial to this lady, as she designed the first two versions of Wild Rumpus, and exhibited incredible patience given my fickle ways. Plus? I got to meet her in person and she's awesome:
So go there, and if you don't feel like fiddling, have her design a blog for you! Check out her design site at A Bird in Hand Designs. She's amazing:
As I play around with it a bit more, I'll continue to share resources. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to reduce the space between the post title and the actual body of the post. I'd also like to eliminate the border around the main part of the page. I'll love you forever if you want to share tips. Meanwhile, if you have other suggestions for resources, please add them in the comments!

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  1. Cute design! I love the watercolor flower in the header.

    Mandy
    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

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    1. Hi Mandy--thanks! I have some other clip art to play around with before I land on something, but the watercolor made me happy as soon as I saw it. :)
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  2. Good luck as you transform your blog. I'm sure it will look great!! I tried redoing mine and totally messed it up! Oops! I have contacted someone to fix it... Oh well, I needed a blog makeover anyway!
    Mrs.Christy’s Leaping Loopers

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    1. Hi Christy--I feel your pain. I've already messed a few things up. I hope I can figure it out before the end of the summer!
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