Introducing a rather impromptu blog makeover!
For yonks now I've been semi-playfully getting at Charlotte for not using her brilliant design skills to help me upgrade my blog. I may have made another snide comment earlier this week after she helped a friend with some design work, so yesterday she totally surprised me with this revamp.
She spent an entire day working on a test site (while recovering from surgery no less), designing, formatting and doing clever things with code to iron out the many blogger bugs and glitches. We think we got all of them and it should be optimised for mobile, iPad and laptop/desktop users, but please do shout out if you experience any issues.
I now have a carousel on the homepage with four subsequent blog posts listed below that. On the carousel you need to click on the title to go through to the full post, but on any other post clicking either the title or image will work.
My navigation bar has moved to the very top of the page with an in-built search function and it's repeated in the footer too so you can always find what you're looking for. My blog archive has moved to the footer too along with a snapshot of my Instagram feed. Also, I now finally have social media buttons so we can easily connect elsewhere!
Although I've streamlined my sidebar a little, sponsors still have a prominent spot, as do all the community initiatives I'm involved with.
It was hard letting go of the old design so suddenly, especially my vintage lady header, which was un-elegantly cobbled together by yours truly back in the day! But I have been wanting a more streamlined and modern-looking blog for a while and that's exactly what Charlotte gave me.
Don't worry though because vintage is still at the heart of my aesthetic, so despite the new look of this blog, the content will remain pretty much identical!
Anyway, we'd love to hear what you think! Do you like what Charlotte's done with the place? All constructive feedback is very welcome!