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Monday, October 6, 2014

a blogiversary and a blog redesign

today this little blog of mine turns 3 years old and to celebrate we have a whole new layout and design!

this has been a long time coming.  for months, ryan and i have been talking about how we would like the new layout of the blog to look.  we would work on it, little by little from time to time, and then abandon the project for weeks when we got frustrated.  finally, we decided to just go for it.  we debated when we should actually switch over to the new design, and we felt that this would be the best time to do it.

we loved the old blog layout, but it was getting stale and we were both pretty tired of it.  the pictures were outdated, and it needed to be freshened up.  our goal for the new design was to keep it simple and clean.  we really wanted to let the blog posts and pictures pop on the page.  in order to do that, here is what we changed . . .

- there is a new header logo, as well as a new navigation bar at the top of the page.  this will allow readers to easily navigate between pages and to stay connected via social media.

- the body of the blog moved from a three-column layout to a two-column layout.  this layout is cleaner and there is more width for blog posts.  that means bigger pictures!

- the right sidebar gives you the option to easily search the blog, to view blog posts by category, and to browse the archives.

we are still working out the final kinks from moving to this new layout/design, so there are bound to be a few glitches over the next few days.  if you see anything that is not working, feel free to email us.  thank you so much for your support!  we are excited to begin our fourth year of blogging with a fresh new design!

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happy birthday, little blog!
love, laurie


Mom H. said...

The redesign looks good! I am happy to see that I can still search for recipes that I want to try! Good job!

ma pa camlet said...

I like the new design. I especially like the tab sections on top. It makes searching for recipes a lot easier. The heart and the heading is very faded on my computer and dad's. Not sure how it comes over on other peoples computer or is it just us.
Very nice but I will also miss the old one.

Anonymous said...

Love the new design, Laurie! And I love the coral color you choose, too - same color as my logo and one of my favorites! You guys did a great job :)