You might have noticed a few things have changed around here. I've completely redesigned my blog from the ground up- I've kept the banner at the top, as I only designed that a couple of months ago, but everything else is changed.
In case you've forgotten, this is what it looked like before- I started working on a design a few months ago, but never really finished and I wasn't really happy with how it looked. There was no cohesive Sitemap, and looked a little too much like a a stock Blogger template despite the changes I'd made.
There's a few new things to look out for. I have a new, easy to use navigation bar at the top, to easily move between some of the most common topics I post about.
There's also an FAQ page now. If you've got any questions, let me know!
I had a little help with the redesign. While I had a lot of ideas, and had a fair idea of how to implement the code once I had the design down, I was having trouble solidifying my ideas. Enter the Blog (Design) Love E-Course from Elsie Larson and Elise Blaha Cripe. This course helped me so much in working out what I wanted to aim for. I loved the early sessions on branding, mood boards and developing a Sitemap, as they really spoke to the gaps in my knowledge. I would absolutely recommend the class to anyone thinking about making over their site- it's so easy to work through the sessions, and I can almost guarantee you'll pick up some tricks you hadn't thought of- working out how to easily design a navigation bar was a big light bulb moment for me!
What do you think? Anything you'd like to see that I haven't included?