Thursday, March 29, 2012

new design!

As I'm pretty new to blogging, it's a bit confusing to dive into the world of "blog design" - I know what I like, and what I don't like, but I'm not entirely sure how to make it happen on my screen. I'm not satisfied with the basic templates offered by Blogger, so I turned to the interwebz to see if I could find something new (& free!).

Success! The new layout I'm using is a free one, courtesy of the girls at The Cutest Blog on the Block. It's so simple and sweet! They do custom designs as well, and if I decide I'm in this for the long haul and want a personalized design, I may very well go with them. Their portfolio is fantastic!


I made a few changes regard fonts and sizes, but other than that, this layout is great for me (for now! I'm too indecisive) - what do you think? Do you use a provided template, or a free layout? Design your own? Pay someone? Can you design mine? Tell me your best blog design secrets!

6 comments :

KB said...

Ooo! I love the new look! I just use one of the standard ones from Blogger, but you're making me want to look into other free ones. :)

ewechtal said...

in the past, i've taken a free template and modified it to suit my needs and taste. it works for me and it is a lot simplier than starting from scratch.

Lindsay said...

If you are interested, the site I got mine from had a bunch of other freebies - but I found lots of other sites, too! Just Google.

Lindsay said...

Good idea! That may be what I stick with for now, as long as people don't mind having some little changes made to their work!

littlefoodcourt said...

Love the new design, Lindsay! It's awesome!!

Lindsay said...

Thanks! Yours is so good. Clean and simple - just how I like it!