Saturday, September 12, 2009

NEED YOUR OPINION!!!!

A week or so ago, I received some feedback from one of my new favorite blog haunts in regards to my blog design. The question . . . was my current design conducive to frequent visits and browsing for longer periods of time? Or, did it hurt the reader's eyes after a while? Well, I've been doing some thinking and decided to try out a new design with a change in the colors . . . from a dark background and light text to vice versa. Here's what I have come up with and I want your opinion!!! I have added a poll to my sidebar for you to cast your vote; however, please feel free to share any additional thoughts in my comments section. I am not a designer and encourage any opinions and suggestions!! In fact, I want them all!!! :)

New Design



Old Design

12 comments:

  1. I especially love the new header! And yep, I like the color change as well!

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  2. I like the colors and pictures of the new design, but I like the size of the picture in the old one. Now when I come to your blog, the picture takes up the whole window and I have to scroll down to get to your first post. This is nit-picky, I know, especially because I usually come from Google Reader and thus have already read at least some of said post, but for someone who comes straight to your blog, it might be off-putting, or at least, not grabbing their attention with your first post.

    It's late and I should be sleeping so I apologize if that makes no sense. ;)

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  3. I agree with J.T. I like the new color scheme but the large pic is a bit too large. I like to see some of the content when I go to a page.

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  4. I just voted new in the poll, then came here to read comments, and of course, now I am changing my mind. I love the colour, it has a subdued, elegant feel, but I can actually see what JT and Kristen are saying. I guess I would like to see a little more post on my screen, too. But maybe this is just habit because most blogs are that way?

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  5. Voted for new look, very elegant!

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  6. Thanks for all the feedback and votes!!! I've actually made a change to the size of the new header. I actually completely agreed with you guys about it being too big. I've downsized it! Let me know if you think that is better!

    Thanks again!!

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  7. Thanks!!! Hopefully, I can launch my other changes this week too!! What better time than BBAW!! :)

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  8. Well, you've probably already decided by now, but I think the new design looks fantastic! Very professional, and it is easier to read. :)

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  9. Yep, I've decided to keep it!! Everyone overwhelming voted for the new look!!! It was a bit hard getting used to at first, but I really do like it now!! Now, I think I need to change my avatar now too!!

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