February 3, 2013

Design | Blog Makeover












































Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

The other day I got to thinking about the name of this blog...and the design of the blog. And how they totally and completely disagree. The name has the word sunshine...yet there is not a spec of yellow to be found. Instead it's flooded with gloomy gray, subtle pink and black...ummm that does not say sunshine in the least! So I have been working on a redesign, I want this to be a happy place with bright color and to really reflect the name I have given this blog.


I also considered taking the easy way out and renaming this thing altogether, something like; love, design, and rain. Yes, no? I am pretty sure that when I designed this blog the weather in Washington probably influenced me, not that I don't love a good rainy day. It's funny how your surroundings can have an affect on you that you may not even be aware of. So hopefully this little blog makeover will be brighter and sunnier. Do you like it so far? It's not quite done...but I just couldn't wait to get started! Please bear with me while I finish linking up pages and adding final details. Have a great week!

6 comments:

  1. love your new design - it's really sunny. Love the color combination :)

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    1. Thanks, I just figured a blog with the word sunshine in it should reflect some brightness :) I'm glad you like it!

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  2. I'm in LOVE with your blog design (and name), Caytlyn!! :) LOVE. IT. Did you do it yourself or hire someone?? If you did it yourself, where did you learn your "mad skillz"? lol :) I have a blog name figured out (Happy is Yellow), but that's all... It's all so overwhelming, I don't even know where to begin, and I can't afford to hire help. If you would be willing to point me in the direction of some helpful resources, I'd be SOOO very appreciative! Thank you!! :)

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    1. Hey there! Thanks so much! I went to school for design, so I did it myself. I use Adobe Illustrator for buttons and things, and I edit photos and stuff in photoshop...it does take a long time to plan out a blog design. When you have a ton of ideas it can be hard to narrow down what you want. I would suggest to start collecting images you like, start picking colors based on what you find. Then to customize blogger I do a lot of googling haha and watch tutorials on you tube. I hope that helps you!

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  3. How funny -- I just happened upon your blog, and my first thought was that I love, love, love the aesthetic! Seriously, things look great around here!

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