Monday, November 12, 2012

I Did it! Check Out my New Look

Just a few posts ago I shared with you my plans to change the look of this site to reflect the new place I am in this road to become a successful writer. Well, this is the look I came up with and let me tell you: I'm damn proud of it! I know it won't fool anyone to think it is a web, but I think it does look more professional and I did it all by myself.

Now, allow me to tell you I'm not computer savvy at all. I remember how it all started in 2010, I didn't even know what a URL was! This time around I did my banner on Photoshop, added custom media icons, a favicon (that you may not see yet, but trust me, it'll be there when Blogger gets its s**t together), and opened a contact page. Hey, it may seem like much ado about nothing for some, but I could design electronic circles around the old me, and that's reason enough to make me happy.

The new look is as far as I can go without extensively tweaking the HTLM code--which I'm considering taking classes, by the way. So please, let me know what you think about it. Do you love it or hate it? Do you wish I went back to the previous look? Any suggestion, tip, or commentary is welcome, as always.

I'm also considering writing a tutorial on how to design your own banner, designing your blog (with the aforementioned limitations), and adding custom media icons to your site. If it is something you might be interested on, please let me know and I'll be happy to put that up first.


Rebecca Alexander said...

Very nice - and I did like the old look, but this is easier to access and looks more organised.

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks Rebecca. Others had advised me before about removing my clutter and organizing my stuff. I guess I just needed to grown out of that phase. =)

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. Congrats on the upgrade.

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks Nicole! It was a lot of work but very rewarding. =)

Mina Lobo said...

I dig the banner, new title, and font. That's a lovely picture of you, too, but I'm not sure about the purple top... I like purple, don't get me wrong, and again, you're looking lovely, but I feel it doesn't fit the rest of the blog's look.

I also like the black brick wall, but the far sides seem a little too bare, for me. Maybe widen the middle column?

Just some suggestions - take 'em or leave 'em! :-)
Some Dark Romantic

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks for your input, Mina! It does mean a lot for me. Changing the purple in the picture could be a very laborious work unless I change the whole picture to black and white. Now, I think there's already too much dark in here... so maybe I can think of a less tedious way to tweak the color... I'm already developing plan B. =)

About widening the central color, that would be a great idea! I did try, just after I read your comments, but I need to go into the HTLM code, know just where to touch it, and have an idea of the wide that would work. Not my forte. Thank God, there's a how to guide on the internet about everything, so I'll look for one.

Thanks again Mina!

Chris Fries said...

Wow -- I love the new layout, Gina! It does look a lot more organized and professional. Nice work!

I also love the contrast in your new banner -- a beautiful woman with a charming and cheerful smile in front of a creepy collection of dark, ominous tombstones. ;^)

I tell ya -- your cool new look is adding to the itch I've had for a while to redo my own blog...

Georgina Morales said...

Thanks so much Chris! It was a lot of work, but I also learned a lot. If you decide to go ahead with a facelift for your blog, just let me know, I found amazing tutorials and ideas, very simple to follow. =)