Sunday, 22 January 2012

how i redesigned my blog

tonights #bbloggers chat was all about html and layout. something that is hugely important nowdays for bloggers.


i'm a firm believer that a pretty blog design really will make you blog that much more popular. lets face it we're all shallow i know i for one am ten thousand times more likely to press that follow button if it looks like someone has really spent time and effort making their page look nice and individual. no one wants to follow 10 blogs that all look exactly the same

this is why just after xmas i decided to devote a whole day to finally giving my blog a much needed make-over and making it look a little bit more..... well me! as i am hopeless with html i had to search the net for tutorials and resources to help me. so i thought i would share with you some of the sites i used to help me finally work out what i'm doing!

girl does geek

i followed faye's old blog and found her design posts there equally helpful! this blog is packed full of important info from how to change your blog design to all important seo tips. great for people looking to do a few changes here and there. in fact i found both the other sites i use through her too.



pugly pixel

this is where i downloaded my template from but katrina also has so many tutorials on making further changes to templates and even photoshop


fuzzimo

this is just full of resources to help make your blog beautiful. from fonts and textures to images. 90% of the images/buttons on my blog were made thanks to free downloads from this site!



i hope this has helped some of you who are feeling a little bit lost when it comes to layout and html. i was exactly the same and although i'm hardly a guru, i like to think i've learnt a thing or too over the past few months!

what sites do you use for your blog?

20 comments:

  1. This is great thanks for these links

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  2. Ooh fab! I've been wanting to put a personal stamp on my blog, but had no idea how to do it. I'll definitely be checking these out :) xx

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  3. Thanks for the links they sure will be helpful! I've been meaning to change my blog up a bit more :)

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  4. As if I missed that #bbloggers chat!! Thanks so much for the links, I need to utilise them!

    Phoebe x

    inbeautyland blog

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  5. I've changed my blog more times than I can remember. Wish this post was available then. It's so helpful.

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  6. great post! really useful :) i will be using this to do my blog :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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  7. I am never happy with how my layout looks. I always struggle to feel like it's representing me and the person that I am. So, gonna check out the links you suggested, and maybe have a little re-design....one of many recent re-designs!!

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  8. Thank you sooo much for this! I want to change pretty much everything about my blog and I'm sure this will help out :)

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  9. This is really helpful, Ive wanted to make my blog pretty but didnt know how. Thank you

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  10. Thanks for sharing, some great links there x

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  11. Hi Rosie!

    I'm new to blogging so your posts here were a big help on how to arrange my blog!

    I'm a new follower!

    Louise x

    http://louises-little-corner.blogspot.com

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