Saturday, March 8, 2014

Blog Design

I don't know about you, but I have no clue when it comes to Blog design.  I currently use Blogger and when I first started blogging and sadly sat here and choose one of the pre-set designs I was not entirely happy.  Don't get me wrong...they are some very nice design, I just was not sure if it reflected the colors and designs that were "me".  What ever that is :)

Little by little I started to pick up some tricks here and there.  I was able to discover some pretty cool Blogger Backgrounds to use, yet still it felt not entirely me.  I was seeing too much pink everywhere!  I originally choose my logo line when I was living with three guys in the house (my husband and two sons).  I was gravitating to pink since all I was seeing was blue and dark colors...and "Pink Sudz Soap" was born.  Then my daughter was born, and now I see pink everywhere! LOL

Since I am not changing the name I decided to start to do some browsing to see if I can get some pretty cool ideas.  I was gravitating to the clean, blank designs.  I checked out how much it would be to purchase a template and had to pause at how much money I would end up spending!  That would mean no more fragrance oil purchases for some time!!! NO WAY!

My good friend Cee Gee from Oil and Butter  encouraged me to try to do it on my own.  She gave me some wonderful tips and even started to explain a couple of things to me, and I will kid you not - I GOT MORE SCARED.  So like a good friend she pulled me off the ledge (or maybe pushed me!) and encouraged me to try.

So here you see my new Blog design.  Not as much pink...(except for all the letters), but a more cleaner look.  Tell me what you think!  I would love to hear your feedback and any other tips you may have to share.

I also have a brand new signature logo.  I think I like it...I may tweak it a bit by myself , but for now it is good.



I found this awesome blog Her and Nicole , that showed me how to center my logo and tabs!

Well, now that I have bored you with my latest blog chattering I will confess that I have made soap...I just have lost the cable that uploads my pictures from my camera to the computer :(
I am going to need to retake the pictures with my Iphone so that I can somehow transfer them so I can share them with you and do some blogging!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

HAPPY SOAPING 
and Blogging!!!
Roxana

14 comments:

  1. OOOOoh , do you ever stop being fun!
    Your blog looks fab to me, I like new fonts and especially new logo (which I so much, desperately need).
    If I can help you with the blogging issues, just shoot me an e-mail,I have learnt a lot along the way!

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    1. Thanks Maja!!! I was telling Cee the other day that I am trying to figure out how to do a banner with pictures on the top. I can't figure it out. You and Cee have done it so well :)

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    2. It's easy. First edit a photo. Make a collage, or whatever you like and adjust it to your blog width. It's important to do that, because if it's bigger, you'll see it cut and if it's smaller, you'll have empty space .Go to your layout- header and upload it. Choose the option: instead of title and description and your photo will appear.
      Let me know how it works (or, I'll see it myself)

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  2. Great logo design Roxana! This new look is very crisp and clean and it was so nice of Cee to help push you off that ledge. :D

    It's definitely difficult to find a pre-made template that is unique to you, and I like this new look. That's not to say I don't miss the old one because I did associate that with you, but I'll learn to embrace the change. ;)

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    1. Thanks Monica! you never know..I may decide to go back to all the pretty patterns when I am done with the white :)

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  3. It looks so fantastic Roxana; clean and sophisticated. I love your signature logo too, it's just perfect! I'm glad my pushing (it was out of love, I swear!) helped. You did such a great job, and I think I may need to ask you for some pointers now :D I can't wait to see your new soaps!

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  4. Good job! I still can't figure out the "you may also like" tab, lol

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    1. Thanks Anna! For the "you may also like" tab, I went to this website:
      http://www.linkwithin.com/learn?ref=widget

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  5. The logo looks great, Roxana, so neat, delicate and so pink! Love it!
    I was also thinking of changing something about my blog( is it due to the spring which is about to come?), but I am so ashamed of my knowhow ;)
    Can't wait to see your next soap, Roxana!

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    1. Thanks Natalia! It must be Spring for sure...has me cleaning and changing things around :)

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  6. I love the new blog layout, Roxana! Very clean and tidy. The new logo is fabulous, too!

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