Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time for a mini makeover

While collecting new screenshots for a weekend presentation I am giving about Geneablogging I realised that the Geniaus blog was looking a bit tired and that it was time for a cleanup.

Firstly I tidied up the sidebar elements by moving a few badges down towards the bottom and moving more important elements such as Search, About Me and Topics towards the top. I also deleted the list of links that was taking up space. I finally changed the copyright message that appears at the end of each post from 2012 to 2013.

I didn't fiddle too much with font colours except for the header which I changed from blue to white. I replaced my blue waves background border with plain white. Maybe this is a bit ordinary but I like it for the moment. In keeping with the family trees/leaves theme I changed the header picture I had that was an image of trees on my property and replaced it with a picture of leaves that I took on my recent holiday. I need to make this a fraction wider and then I'll be satisfied.

I'll probably tire of my new clean appearance after a while but, for the moment I'm pleased with my mini makeover.

How long is it since your blog got a tidyup?

11 comments:

Judy Webster said...

It looks good, Jill. My blogs haven't had a facelift, but I have fixed some broken links and I am in the process of adding 'search description' metadata. However, I am working an a major 're-vamp' of my main Web site. It has well over one hundred pages, and I write the HTML code in a text editor, so it's a huge job.

Alona Tester said...

Very nice ;-)

Linda said...

Well done, looks good :-)

Kerryn Taylor said...

it looks nice and fresh

Laila Christiansen said...

Looks good! Clean and fresh.

It is time for me to do something also. Must be more than a yar since last time! Thank you for the reminder!

Celia Lewis said...

You've started something here, Jill... we'll all be looking at our blogs and doing some cleanup and tweaking! Very fresh indeed!

Kylie Willison said...

I like the new look too. As others have said I also need to revamp my blog and website :-)

Jill Ball said...

It's not quite spring but I hope I have encouraged a few geneabloggers to revisit their layout and design.

Judy Webster said...

Yes, Jill, you have inspired me! First and foremost, my Web site www.judywebster.com.au is getting a facelift. To help me make it more user-friendly, I'd be grateful if you and your readers could do my quick (and anonymous) survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGLYVQ5. Thanks!

Amy Elizabeth Houston Lehmann said...

Clean and simple, I love it! It inspired me to go back and look at mine again (maybe I'll get it done in time for spring).

KerrieAnne Christian said...

I did a clean up on some of mine about 4 months ago - changed the Wordpress theme to one that allowed drop down boxes instead of all the pages and subpages appearing in the side frame - changed the header theme pic

but can always do with more pruning
I'm always fiddling with items on the right side frame - http://hicksfamilynorthillawarra.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/awm-last-post-ceremonies-honouring-lyle-hicks-and-herbert-charles-rogers-september-2014/

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