April 15, 2013

Blog Design Tips

You got your blog re-designed again? Yes. Yes, I did. It's a disease. Kristen from WTF Designs is the designer behind this fabulous new look. With each re-design, I've learned more and more about what I want. Here are a few simple steps to getting the blog design you want.

1. Research blog designers.
If you see a blog design you love, find out who did it.
Ask your friends.
Scour the internet.

2. Check out potential designer's portfolios.
It's kind of like buying a car. You don't want to buy if you haven't looked under the hood.
Make sure they've designed blogs similar to what you're looking for.

3. Get references.
Contact blogger{s} designers have worked with.
If you're going to pay for a service, it pays to know if the person is legit.

4. Take notes.
What fonts do you want?
What colors do you want?
What style layout do you want?
Compile a list of designs you love.
Know what you like and what you don't like.

The more you are able to tell a blog designer, the easier it'll be for them to give you what you want.

And my personal advice...

Make it pretty. Make it simple.

In the past, I didn't have all the information I needed. This time, I had a detailed list. I even went here and picked out a specific color palette for her to work with. Kristen took the notes I gave her and turned out a design that's perfect for me and my blog. I hope you all love it as much as I do. It seriously makes me giddy every time I look at it.


SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

my favorite is your signature over your state! LOVE that!

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

Ahhh!! I love it! Clean and simple yet still pretty!

Christina said...

I LOVE it! The colors, the buttons, your signature! Perfect!

Brittany SSP said...

I think the pallet tip is a great one, it really makes it easier when everyone knows exactly what the desired look is.

Dinah Gacon said...

LOVE your new look!!!!! Looks amazing!

xo, Dinah @ sunshine super glam

McGriddle Pants said...

OMG I'm the same way. I get bored with mine every three weeks! And even then I'm constantly tweaking it.

SOMEDAY I'll get my on domain name, but until then blogger will just have to do.

And I LOVE your new signature! CUTE! :)

Karen M. Peterson said...

And that's how you know you have the right design: when looking at it makes you giddy!

Love the new look.

Momma Fargo said...

Your site and you...look marvelous, darling!

Shelley said...

It looks great!!

Macey said...

I like it!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

So happy you love it!! You were so fun to work with :)

Lori Carey said...

I love your new sig line, too cute! I think it's simple and classy! I like alot!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I love your signature!