We felt that it was time for an update, a change, a fresh facelift for the look and feel of our blog. Why? So our blog better describes and portrays what we're all about, our design principles, our fun have-at-it-attitude, and our style. And really, isn't that what all good website design is about? So, for the past couple of months we've been designing, developing and coding the new layout on a test site.
Out went the browns and kelly green, the stripes and the unorganization.
In comes greys and lime green, modern patterns and compact and organized sections. It's like a breath of fresh air, isn't it? We liken it to our remodels in this old house so far.
So What's New?
The first thing you may notice (besides the shockingly different look and feel, of course!) is that we now have two new pages up top under our header, and then certain sections for things in our sidebar (I did say organized, didn't I?).
In the navigation bar above, we kept all the old pages and then added two brand spankin' new ones. Well, sort of. The first is the Freebie Gallery, where you'll find a compilation of all the free designs and artwork that we've given out every single week for Friday Friday so far in there - along with a photo of each for easy identification. We hope you'll find this way of displaying them much easier and much more helpful!
Secondly, you'll find a Portfolio section, which will lead you to my graphic design site, Magruder Designs. I do freelance in my free time (I know you're asking "She has free time?!", right?) and I love to design. So if you or your business are looking for a new look, a logo, a newsletter, a book, invitations, blog header, etc etc etc, just head on over there to check out my other design work and feel free to contact me if you're interested. Oh, yes, I did design this blog layout, too. Hmm, perhaps I should add this one to my Portfolio, as well...
In the newly reorganized sidebar, you'll find tons more stuff:
Fave - Pretty self-explanatory, but these are all the blogs and blog parties that we just can't get enough of. Check 'em out - we bet you'll love 'em, too!
And let's not forget the new super-popular Facebook Like button, as well as a super-functional Share button that let's you email the blog post, post it to Twitter or any other of the 10+ sites it mentions. Both are located at the bottom of each post. Cool, huh?
So wave goodbye to the old layout and the first design for This Fresh Fossil.
And say hello to the shiny sparklin' new one!
So what do you guys think? Do you like the new diggs as much as we do? What's your favorite part? Found any bugs? We'd love some feedback! (Or hey, you could just "Like" this post, too! Who will be the first?!)
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