Saturday, February 05, 2011

Blog Design Reveal

Okay guys, here it is.  The new face of Sassy Sanctuary.  What do you think?  It took me forever to figure out what I wanted and I am BY FAR the hardest person to design for, but once I found that amazing chair graphic it all clicked.  Now that its done I love it! 

Let me take you on a quick tour. 

The menu bar links are all the same except I removed the "past projects" link.  Lets face it, I never updated that page anyway!  I just recently figured out how to stretch the blog past 1000 pixels and I'm loving all the new space!

I created a mini sidebar to the left where I have a spot for sponsors. (I'm now offering your first month free if anyone is interested)  Below that I have a category menu bar.  Not all of those links are working yet but I'm going to go back through all my old posts and put everything into its proper place.  Below that is my ginormous blog roll.

Now onto the right sidebar.  At the very top you will notice some social networking icons.  I have a link for email, rss feed, subscribe by email, and facebook.

That's right! I bit the bullet and put sassy sanctuary on facebook.  Now, let me just say that I am a blogger and anything worth sharing is going to go here.  I will never use facebook as a requirement for giveaways and probably won't actually post there very often.  That being said, I know a lot of people love fb so if you like my page then you can get fb updates on when I post.  I'm just trying to make this as user friendly as possible.  So far I am the only one who "likes" sassy sanctuary (despite sending out a bunch of recommendations to friends and family) so I am hoping at least a few of you will "like" me so i don't feel like such a loser.

The rest of the right sidebar is pretty basic.  Some new buttons if your interested but not much else new there.

Anyway, that's it.  I hope you love it as much as I do.  I'd love to hear your input!

19 comments:

Valerie Jean said...

It's Lovely!! love the chair, love the background & I love, love the color palette:) Nice work! The colors remind me of my blog .. you should hop over to Loving Life In Full Bloom and take a peak:)

Orange Peanut said...

Krystal, I turned out so good! I like the stretched out blog!!! Don't you love when you can apply things you learn to not only benefit others but yourself too!!! It looks really good!!!

Tids said...

Oh I love it! I sooo need to learn how to do all this myself. It looks lovely, it really does. A snuggly chair and an art wall? Perfection!

Tids xx
http://olliethehamster.blogspot.com/

Rachael said...

LOVE IT! :)

WobiSobi said...

Love the colors love the font.. Very relaxing and easy to navigate. Fantastic. How did you stretch the blog past 1000 pixels? I love that it is so big..
Anne

Susan said...

Love it! It's so classy. :) Heading to FB to "like" your page too!

Semalee said...

It looks great! I'm very impressed! Makes me want to do a redesign myself ;)

Semalee @ Nailing Jello to a Tree

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Love it! I love the wider columns! You are doing such a great job! :)

Colleen Sullivan said...

Love the new layout and design.

You should do a tutorial on how to expand past 1000 pix! I would love to know how!

Jill said...

Hi! I really LOVE the new layout/design & banner! Excellent job!

Brenda said...

I love it, super cool! I like the center column.

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

oh my gosh girl!!

this is so great!!

It's so refreshing and delightful!

You rock at what you do with blogs. I still kinda gush everytime I look at mine that you designed.

TALENTED!!

Heidi said...

Super cute! Love the colors!
Your profile paragraph is cut off just a tad on the left side. I don't know if that's just my computer though.
Love the design!

Dayna said...

It's beautiful Krystal!

Amanda Joy said...

I love it, it looks great:) I need to play with my html more and figure out how to stretch and mold my blog to how I want it. You give me hope that it is possible:)

Stephanie Mosselman said...

i really like the makeover krystal, it looks amazing. my favorite part is the cute mirrors on the header! good job.

positivepolly said...

Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE the new design! Very easy on the eyes and I love your header graphic! :-)

Emerald Hills said...

Did a good job. Much brighter and friendly.

Jessica said...

Love it. It's so cute and inviting and it just works for your blog and your personality. Two thumbs up from me!

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