Sunday, October 14, 2012
Hang on a minute - where am I? This looks different, huh?
Old friends, yes the blog looks different. New friends - welcome - I tidied up before you arrived.
For those of us blogging in Australia, Blogtoberfest and Spring are synonymous. It's about new friends, new blogs, lots of visitors (welcome!) and a burst of energy. And it coincides with that Spring cleaning/renovating feeling that is a biological imperative in Spring (I truly think it IS biological)
So I've been tinkering with renovating the blog because, well...because that seems more achievable that dealing with the house!
Now I am no tech head- in fact, I'm a Luddite. Thankfully, over at red parka diaries there are some great tutorials from her technical Tuesday series. With her help I got rid of the frames around the photos and the shadow boxes. Thanks Ms Parka!(She has an excellent giveaway happening too!)
I designed the new header in Adobe illustrator (which I use for the illustrations in our re-sew-cool craft kits) and used elements from the kit drawings for the decorations on the blog.
As for the buttons on the sidebar - well! Phew! It's been a roller coaster ride on the technical learning curve. Finally I've managed it and I feel like doing a little "I did it! I did it" dance.
With the help of these pages:
Blogging with kids
(I figured if it was for kids it would be simple)
musings of a housewife
I have discovered:
how to save a photoshop image as a gif for the web.
how to use photobucket
how to use html code in blogger.
All you clever bloggers out there probably find all this very simple. But I found it all new and tricky.
What do you think of the new look? I'm in the middle of working out how to provide the old header image as a blog button with a grab box. But doing crochet and stitching and sewing seems so much easier!!