Friday, 24 July 2015

A Makeover with Pipdig + GIVEAWAY


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!
If you're a fan of Pipdig then you're in luck, as I've teamed up with them to give you guys a chance to win a free template!  Just enter using the widget below - good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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109 comments:

  1. I love your new template !!! !!! Clean and simple with a pop of color :)
    Those Pipdig templates looks so professional and easy to install. Thanks for that awesome contest !!
    Christina xox
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  2. love the new template!

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  3. I love your layout fo much Amy! It's so clean and refreshed! I would so love to win this giveaway, my blog's been in desperate need of a make over for so long now and after browsing their site, I am in love with Pipdig's work!

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  4. I love this new design, it's really nice! And the banner is amazing, really unique! I love Pipdig work, whenever I like a blog template, you can be sure that it's designed by them!
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  5. Amy, I love your site but I don't understand good... so so hgahahah I study english so...I love here hahah you are beautiful very much <3


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  6. yeh, I think this layouit is much nicer than before, I prefer clean ones :) xx

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  7. I love your new layout!

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  9. I love the new design! I recently bought one of the premade templates to give my blog a much needed boost and I love it, can't fault the service either! I'm always paranoid about installing templates myself in case I somehow destroy my whole blog in the process, but they had it all installed and running smoothly so soon after ordering! xo
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    A Manchester Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  11. Your new layout is gorgeous, I love the header you made!
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  12. This is such a strange conicidence! I was on the Pipdig website browsing for a new blog layout literally 10 minutes ago, hopefully I can win this competition!!

    Anywho, loving your new layout!

    Alicia - www.aliciajadex.com xxx

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