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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blog Redo

I've made a few changes, and I'd really like some reader feedback!

I've added a third column, on the left. I'm hoping that it will make things easier to find without having to scroll so far down the page.

I've moved the coupon bar to the top, so it will be easier to scroll for coupons when you are on a store's deal page.

I've deleted the labels that were on the sidebar and added a navbar under the header for some of the main pages. If you are looking for something specific you can type it into the search bar at the very top of the blog (like "gifts", "holidays", "Bath and Body", etc.), and it will pull up those posts.

There is now a "Contact Me" button in the navbar, so you can email me without having to go to my profile page. The "About Me" button will take you to my profile, so I've deleted that from my sidebar.

I've added a Twitter button on the rightsidebar, so you can go straight to my Twitter page and choose to "follow" me.

I'm working on a button "to grab" and a signature for my posts, but I am waaaaay new to this, so it may take awhile.

I've put some of my favorite blogs into a scrolling blog roll on the left sidebar to save a little room. (Check some of these out, they're a lot of fun!)

So, what do you think? Is it a little easier to navigate? Are you still able to find what you're looking for? Have I missed anything? What about the text colors, are they easy to read??? Any other suggestions?



Anonymous said...

It looks nice and clean and tidy!

Tiffany said...

It looks great! I love the new button too!


Dee said...

I think it looks great!

Sandi said...

I don't know what you did, but suddenly your feed is working on my site. (It used to say "Welcome to feedburner" and would not link to your site no matter what I tried, but now it works.) Keep it up!

Jami said...

Thanks, girls!

Sandi, I know! I didn't realize until this weekend that my updates weren't showing for my followers. The help center was great in helping me get it fixed!

Tamara B. said...

Very organized and labeled perfectly I wish you had some color to the pages. Other than that it is an excellent design.

Jackie said...

I think it looks great. I was just wondering though, is it just my computer, or are some of the letters cut off on the left hand margin? Where it says "Blog Archive" for example, I'm only seeing half of the word "blog". (The "Bl" and half of the "o" is missing).

Jami said...

Tamara, The background where the columns are should be a Green color for easier reading, and the outer edges are paisley. It does take this background a little longer to load than the old one.

Jackie, It's showing ok on my screen. Not sure what it is? Is anyone else having this problem?