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Tuesday, September 8

New Layout

header snippet

So I took most of the day today updating my blog with a new layout theme. I picked out the layout last night and planned to do the conversion today. It was a LOT of work but I’m very pleased with the outcome.

The header is super cute! The girl even resembles me nearly perfectly, except for maybe the eyes, mine are more round, and I wear glasses 95% of the time. And the laptop is just too perfect because that’s what I have in front of me 90% of the time, if it’s not a book.

I’m happy with the color combination. I’m a pretty girly girl and the mauve seems nice.

I love the slick nav bar menu under the header. I’m still playing around with that so you’ll be seeing the “Coming Soon”s for a while until I perfect it.

I also love the Twitter follow me icon on the top right of the header and the automatic last Tweet above it.

I know that everybody uses something different to access the internet, ie browsers are numerous these days, so if you could please take a moment to look around and let me know if anything is amiss I would greatly appreciate it.

Well I hope you like it as much as I do!


Thanks for all the responses!

I found this layout on the web! It's actually designed by the same designer as my previous layout. I am in the process of getting a layout personalized for me but the designer is moving and having other issues so it'll be a while before she even gets to start on it.

The pictures on the main page that show a snippet of my blog posts will look scrunched. It's just what it does with the first image of the post. I don't mind it because I know that's just meant to be a "preview" of what's inside.

I adjusted the font type and size on some of the text. Thanks Christine!

I made the text on the banner a dark brown instead of white or light mauve. Thanks La Coccinelle for that suggestion.

I found a super cool website that does palette matching. Color Hunter is so cool. Check it out! You can upload a picture and it will give you a palette. Awesomeness.

Jess Sig


  1. Jess! I LOVE the new look. Wow. It looks fantastic! [... I just gave my blog a little face lift over the weekend, too!... it must be a back-to-school thing. ;) ...]

    I use Safari 4.0.3 on a Mac and everything looks great. I prefer a font size a tiny bit bigger than what you have now... although when you change the font type to Century Gothic, it might be fine. It's still clear and legible and all that ... I guess I'm just old and like things a tad bit bigger. It's a little easier on my eyes. *blushes*

    I see you're reading BALLAD! Lucky you! Interestingly, I'm reading SHIVER right now! =)

  2. This looks amazing! I liked the look you had before but this is even better! The colors look so nice and the header is perfect - she does look like you! Did someone design that for you or did you find it? What a perfect fit!

    It all looks fine from here. The font looks nice and I can see it well. Nothing is amiss! Well done!! :)

  3. GREAT!! I LOVE IT!!!
    Its totally cute!

    Seems to have everything here....everything I need at least! HAHA!!

    Looks great!

  4. Your blog looks wonderful! Fun yet professional.

  5. Looks great, Jess!
    Very clean and cute at the same time.

  6. This look is great! I really love the header and how simple and welcoming everything feels. Gotta love Labor Day weekend!

    I should tell you though, on my mac, using Safari, the images on your partial posts are all widened. They are being made into squares. Email me if you want a screenshot. I mean, it doesn't really bug me if that's just the way you've done it.

    carolyn7000 at

  7. The new look is amazing! Really cute and classy at the same time!

    I use Chrome as a browser and it looks absolutely cute in it :)

  8. Ahh... this font is much better for me. Thanks! ;)

  9. The layout looks fine to me (and the font size is good). The only thing that seems amiss is the text in your banner/header; it's a bit hard to read on that busy background. But that's really more of a stylistic issue than a technical one.

    Good job!

  10. I love the layout! Nice and sleek. I am a fan of pink, so of course I am bias with the color scheme.... I love the font as well. It is a really nice size that is easy to read. I wouldn't change anything!

  11. WOW! Jess you did a great job. All your hard work really shows!

  12. I like the new layout. Lots on the page but it all fits nice not scrunched up. Plus I love and always have that your font size is not tiny but actually readable.
    Great job you've done with it all.

    Though when I first came I had to look your site over make sure it was the same blog I've been visiting. All I kept thinking was that's not the way it used to look. Duh new layout. I have a sore throat and my brain is slow.


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