Monday, August 29, 2011

New Design

Well, Irene has come and gone (for Virginia anyway) and she didn't do nearly the damage we thought she would.  We were expecting Isabel-scale damage, but fortunately for Hampton Roads we were pretty lucky.

Spending all weekend cooped up in an apartment with my boyfriend, little brother, roommate, and three pets means that a) I'm very grateful the sun is finally out, b) I'm sick of Cheez-Its and Spaghetti-O's, and c) I had time to do some visual tweaking to my blog.

I had a blog back in my high school days (when LiveJournal was all the rage) and would spend countless hours in Photoshop making all kinds of design elements, and playing around with CSS.

Needless to say, I haven't done any of that in six years.  So I haven't really brushed off my CSS and image-creating skills so much as I have chiseled the grime off of them.  Add in the fact I no longer have Photoshop and did everything in MS Paint and Splashup, and you can imagine that there was a fair amount of consternation involved, especially with my header.
My blog isn't where I want it to be quite yet, but it's getting there.  And I feel like a proud parent every time I look at it.

So, what do you think?  Do you like the new look?  Ever tried to tackle blog design on your own?  Cause I would love to hear your stories!


SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog. Yes, yours look so professionally done so maybe down the line, you can go into the blog design biz :)

Casey @ Semi-Grownup Life said...

Thank you so much! I still have so much to learn, so if that ever happens, it would probably be waaaaay down the line ;)