Saturday, August 28, 2010

Don't Worry-You're in the Right Place!

Ta Da!

So...if you can't tell--those of you reading this through google reader are probably confused--I finally updated my blog template!

I'd had a few people tell me the other one wasn't loading properly on their browsers, and I'm guessing that had something to do with the fact that blogger has updated their templates a million and a half times over the last few months and I was still using an older, more outdated one. Plus I was kinda bored with the other one, so it seemed like time for a change.

I went for something a little more simple this time, and I went with a teal look because it's my absolute favorite color (anything that reminds me of Tiffanys is a good way to go).  And I'm still playing around with it (be warned: I will probably be moving things around for the next few weeks. I'm OCD like that) but I think the major elements are now in place. I'm just trying to figure out which widgets I do and don't want to keep, cause it feels a little crowded at the moment. 

What do you guys think? Love it? Hate it? Think I need to try again? I'd love some feedback, if any of you are actually around the blogosphere this weekend. :)

33 comments:

  1. Looks great, love the color.

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  2. I love it! It looks very professional and fun at the same time. So, um...professionally fun?

    Enter my blog contest to win The Hunger Games Trilogy here!

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  3. I love it! It's a nice change from the old layout and I like the teal-it's very calming.

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  4. If I don't receive something from Tiffany & Company in the next fifty years (and it's probably not going to happen--our anniversary treats involve splurging at Whole Foods), I'm totally buying myself something from there with our retirement money. Just to get the blue box. In the meantime, your blog will appease me nicely.

    I really like it--the darker background made things a little more cozy, but that's only because I'm not used to this one. This choice is very classy and fun!

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  5. Hmmm...maybe it's just my computer (based on the other comments), but I can't see the gray titles and am having trouble with the font on the all teal background. I love the color and the playfulness of it! :-)

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  6. I really like it! Teal is one of my favorite colors and I adore swirls.

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  7. It's elegant. It's simple. I love it!

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  8. New template looks great! I heart Tiffany's too. So, now this is even more apropos: please accept this BLOG AWARD from me! you will find it at the top post of my blog http://thenewbienovelist.blogspot.com/

    because you are awesome and WriteOnCon totally ROCKED my socks!

    Thanks!
    amanda

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  9. Excellent. It's a fresh, clean look and easy to navigate. Great tabs. And I love how you got the blog awards tiny like that. I've tried to figure a way to do that. I even put together a slideshow on Blogger and then it wouldn't play.

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  10. Wow, I love it! Do you hire out? I'm thinking of getting rid of the web site next year and strictly using blogger, even though I still get frustrated with editing blog posts sometimes. But with the page features and all the templates they have out there now, it would be so nice to have something FREE that I can maintain all on my own.

    Anyway - very nice!!!!

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  11. Love the new look - pretty! I still haven't figured out all the ins and outs from my template change several months ago - and I'm too afraid to try it again :)

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  12. One way I decluttered my blog was moving some of the content from widgets onto pages with tabs.

    I like the teal very much.

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  13. Love this! It's very simple and bright, and looks beautiful.

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  14. I love it. (Honestly, I think it's much better than the one before.)

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  15. Looks gorgeous! I love the background design!

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  16. Ha! I had to laugh about the suggestion I might not be in the right place. More times than not, I end up in strange, new, terrifying places without trying.

    This blog however is a delight. The turquoise coloring is soothing and relaxing. (Hugs)Indigo

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  17. Well, it is nice. Objectively I think it would be a little better if you featured my blog somewhere toward the top. Just sayin'.

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  18. Very nice! Nice color, much cleaner layout, much easier to find everything. I'm liking this.

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  19. Yay!!!! It's lovely!!! I like black on white and the background colour is soothing!! Wonderful!!!

    Take care
    x

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  20. I do like the simplicity of it (which goes against my swirly-girly nature), but I think a variety of fonts in the sidebars to contrast the main post would help alleviate that crowded feeling you referred to.

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  21. Oooh, love it! I so need to find a template I like with the two sidebars on opposite sides. It looks great!!

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  22. I like it! (I'm partial to green.)

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  23. Isn't it fun to change things up once in a while? The colors are good. Your blog is still very readable because your main text is in the middle. Yes, the sides are a bit crowded, but as a list it still is okay.

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  24. Love it! I just changed mine too, must be in the air ;o) I like the layout too, very simple and easy to navigate (not that your old one wasn't) ;o)

    I'd visit if it were black with white crazy font, don't worry ;o)

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  25. Hey, Shannon, LOVE it! It's cute and so are you! ;-)

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  26. I like it, but I'm having trouble reading the words unless I highlight them. Is it just my computer?

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  27. I love the new look! But I might be biased, since I tend to love blue-green colors ;)

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  28. I love the new look and I love your sketches!

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