Shortly after I did a refresh of the blog earlier this month, I asked Blair of Leap Marketing and Design if she had any suggestions to make it look better. What she came up with is, well, quite amazing.
Though in many ways the site looks immensely similar to the design I made, it has a polished feel that I can only describe as “a Bobbi Brown makeover for a blog.” Yes, the site still has the same overall feel, but the features pop just a little bit more.
We have a bolder coral band around the search bar since the feedback I got about making the blog better involved better search functions. There is a much prettier blog post header design, and there are now links below each post to share on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. We also have a nav bar at the top of the screen which stays put as you scroll down on the page.
Here’s a look at the site before:
I’m also still cooking up a few more additions to the site, but for now, the blog design is complete.
In addition to Blair, I must also thank Mr. Lively for implementing these changes – and all the other changes on each of my sites during the past three years. A programmer by profession, he spends much of his time leading a team of programmers and loves coding his own projects at home.
My (unending) list of updates and changes to my sites are not always the most fun for him. But I deeply appreciate his patience and willingness to help me make my sites beautiful and functional.