Friday, February 25, 2011

{blog design}

Do you remember that my blog had 3 columns some time ago?

I I added the third column myself as Blogger didn't have a template with 3 columns at that time. 
After a while I changed it back to 2 columns because I thought the 3 columns was too much. Recently I found out that Blogger's standard minima template almost had the same size as my "3 columns changed back to 2 columns" handmade blog design. 
I fiddled around on a test blog (yep I saved my template before I started) and it turns out I was able to keep all the bling I added so far. The only thing that seems to have a life of it's own is the blog is the counter provided by Neocounter, I have to look into that.

Why did I change it:

  • The Background Fairy made a very nice background that can be installed through the template designer. I have been looking for something nice for a while, of late I thought that my blog looked a bit bare. I have plans to make my own background in Elements, I found a tutorial for that.
  • I am able to use the new fonts offered by Blogger. If I wanted to change the font in my old template I had to jump through 3 hoops while keeping 3 balls in the air. The 3 hoops is o.k., but the 3 balls would have been a disaster. Well O.K., I am too lazy.
  • I can get rid of the Mippin mobile blog as Blogger has it's own mobile template.
  • I can change the width of my blog and columns easily (after I found out how I can make the photo in blog header stay in the center). If you know, let me know!

Let me know what you think of it so far!

Have a nice weekend,

Photo: Pottery Barn


  1. I don't understand 1/2 of what you wrote.. hahahaha! -- This is why my blog is and will be the same old way. Chad has to do it.

    I have liked your blog each way that you have had it.. and I don't really care what it looks like.. I come to read what is going on with you.. and what thoughts you have!

    Happy weekend! XO ~ Ann

  2. I like the new look on your blog. :)
    Thank you for your comment on my blog byw. How kind of you that you want to write about my app and office. That makes me really happy!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs, Nina

  3. What a brilliant new re-design, I really like it. Great job !