Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fresh Look For a Fresh Start

I have been tinkering all morning on this blog. I figured that if I am going to make a fresh start then WWR needs a fresh look.  It is quite a different look than before.  No moobs in the header.  Gone is the bright color scheme.  Actually, it looks a bit dark around here.  I'm not entirely sure if I like it. The header is rather bland, but the background seemed to need something simple over it.

What do you think of the new look? Any suggestions?  I am certainly open to any ideas!

9 comments:

nath said...

Wooohooo for a fresh new start, Shannon! I'm all for it :) The great thing is that you have the new look up for the fresh new start. Now, you can tweak it whenever you want.

I think the colors are nice... but I think it's better to have the darker color outside and post area, paler. Just so it's easier to read.

Looking forward for you to find a header that you like :)

Shannon said...

Thanks, nath. I'm going to play around with it some more and see if I can tweak the colors. I was hoping the light colored font would show up on the dark background, but it is a bit of a strain on the eyes.

I am NOT a graphic design person so that header is going to be my challenge. I made my old one and was quite proud of it. I just felt like I needed to update the whole look, perhaps make it more inclusive to other genres, not just romance.

Shannon said...

Nath, I toyed with the colors. Let me know if you think it is easier to read.

naida said...

I like these teal colors ;) change is good.

Shannon said...

Naida, teal is absolutely my favorite color. It seems to be my default. I shop or decorate with intentions of mixing things up and trying something new. I always end up with some shade of teal in the final result.

Christine said...

Isn't it fun--and extremely addicting--to tinker with your layout? I like the colors and the simplicity. I recently redid mine and want to do it over again, too. Simpler design.. clean up the sidebars, etc. It's like spring cleaning! :)

~ames~ said...

I really like the background! And the colors are very appealing to me. :P

nath said...

Hi Shannon :) I like the new color for the post area. It's nice and you can see :) But the comment section is still very dark. Otherwise, I think you're good to go :)

Nicola O. said...

I like it. You've done something to the reading pane since the other day and it's better.

I like the color scheme and the leaf pattern, very pretty. Sidebar could maybe be a bit lighter but I think it's OK if you like it as is.

I would agree that the header could be better but that can come. Lots of stock photos out there you can try -- try Flickr's creative commons.