I've had my little corner of the internet running for 4 years now, and I'm always striving to improve my content and mix things up a little. Since starting up, I've had the same blog design, and I couldn't help thinking that it's holding my blog back; sure the crystals were pretty cool back in 2011, but I wanted a fresh start with a cleaner feel. I can code myself and I created my last layout from different templates, but when you're trying to run a blog it's so difficult to dedicate time to something that isn't 'urgent', which is why it's taken me over a year to implement this new layout (oops!).
Thanks to Pipdig, I managed to finally start on a fresh face for my blog. Phil somehow managed to translate a scruffy drawing and some vague descriptions into a gorgeous, finalised template within days, and I loved it straight away! I always got an immediate response, and any tweaks I wanted were done straight away - Phil seriously knows his stuff!
As you can see, I've gone for a very clean look, with minimal colours, to let each post speak for itself, and I've decluttered any ugly widgets. The banner I actually made myself; I kept the crystals as a nod to the old theme, and tried to hint at my personality through it (for example, one of the things peeking out from behind is part of a Suicune!). I also have a super snazzy mobile layout, which I keep having to look at, so pleased with it!
All in all, I think you'll be able to tell that I'm over the moon with my new design - let me know what you guys think in the comments! If you're looking for a revamp, you can buy pre-made templates from just £29, for both Blogger and Wordpress and they're super easy to install yourself, or you can have a professional do it within 24 hours! Phil also does custom & semi-custom designs if you're looking for something specific - just check out the website!
|Goodbye old layout!|
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