Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Time for a facelift!

After 3 or so years with the same blog design, it's finally time for a change! I promised myself that when I reached 1000 followers I would freshen up the design and now the time has arrived. Thanks to all of you who have been interested enough to sign up as a follower, I really appreciate it! :) Huge thanks to my friend Julian who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help with the complicated coding that was needed to make this redesign work!

It's taken a week or two to get this together so I hope you like it - I'd really be grateful for any feedback you care to give!

35 comments :

misteejay said...

I love the header Dan - those tags are wonderful.

Clever use of stamps on the 'writing paper' especially the coffee cup stain.

Congrats on reaching such a huge number of followers.

Toni :o)

apaperbear said...

Cool new header Dan! Congratulations!!!

Cath said...

I like the new header but that crazed guy on the side is creepy!
Just kidding, Dan you know the story behind that comment.

sasa said...

Wow - this is all looking pretty hip. Great design and they say a change is as good as a rest! Enjoy...
Sarah

JOAN said...

Super!! Love your new blog. Congrats on the 1,000 followers.

LynneForsythe said...

LOVE your facelift!! Your "Dan Man" made me smile!!

KSD Creations said...

I love your blog. Because you ask, I'm going to make a suggestion. If you didn't want specifics, then stop reading now.

I think the choice of fonts is great. It looks like Carbon to me which is great for your style. I think the guy peeking out at the bottom of the page is great.

I would consider making the tags larger and/or having less of them. I have a feeling they are incredible but they are too small for me to actually see. They also are covered by the blog header.

I hope I didn't overstep the bounds and congrats on reaching 1000 followers. Your designs are incredible.

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

TOTALLY love the new look! I'm not a follower (guess I'm not technologically savvy enough *G*), but you're one of my home pages that opens up every time I open my browser.

voodoo vixen said...

Love the fresh new look Dan!! The font is easy on the eye, love the notepaper background, everything seems to be easy to find and the header looks terrific... all round I would a success!!

Winnie said...

It looks fantastic Dan! Love all the animation. It looks very flashy and professional. Well done! :D

mudmaven said...

Absolutely wonderful Dan!!! I love everything about it - especially the cute guy peeking around the corner! ~chris

Sid said...

Great Stuff....love it !!

Hels Sheridan said...

ooh, yes, loving the new design... I just managed to get Adler font onto the laptop.. purely by chance, can't remember how I did it... and now it is all reset I can't get it back lol

Handmade Hannah said...

Really like the new design -must get on and do mine too. Thanks for giving me the kick up the proverbial to do it!

Jules said...

Looks good Dan, definitely liking the new look! Congrats on reaching 1000 followers :D

shimelle said...

the new look is very cool! fab header :) and congrats on your 1k! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the new look, and soooooo pleased that "mini-me" is still popping in to see who's called by (he took a while and I thought he'd gone). Jude.x

Gabby said...

Very nice! Love the tags and the way it types while you're watching! :)

Sarah said...

your blog looks great - I especially like the stamped notebook paper background for the main text.

I like the font too.

Got to admit that the header loads quite slowly, at least on my machine at work, which would be fine if it only loaded once, but each time you go to a different post / comment and come back etc it reloads again, which is slightly distracting. But that's only a very minor observation, and it's certainly not a dealbreaker.

Nancy Wethington said...

Looks wonderful!

Crafty Bear Works said...

Love the New Look Dan! It is very cool and up to date :D

Becky Brombley said...

Love the new look Dan, especially like the header. Congrats on all the followers :)
Becky

Karen said...

I love the new header and all except, sorry, the font. I love the grungy look but find it being broken up against a white background is hard on the (my) eyes.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

A great redo Dan, liking the header

Minxy said...

Loving the new look, especially the added touch of umbrella man and the ring stains on the note paper, wish i was clever enough to make my own :D

Andrea said...

love it Dan, I think it has the distressed look about it which after all is what your craftings all about, just sooooooo talented xx

Dalis said...

it looks amazing!!!!! Love the peeping Dan!

-- dalis

Sandra said...

great job!
love the tags.
Sandra ltb

Plush Possum Studio said...

It says, "this guy does art" all over it!
Rose & Friends

Wendy said...

Love the tag header, really clever, like the clean feel you have to the whole layout.

Summerthyme Studio said...

It looks AWESOME!

McStamper said...

Looks great. Love the tags.

Denise said...

I think it is the best facelift I have seen!!
Good job!!

Craphty said...

Love the new look, the stamps in the background and the font wonderful. I will have a go at the 'homemade' printers tray used to be an avid fan of Blue Peter!

Jaqi said...

I love the new design it all looks amazing, the tags across the top are brilliant and although ive never met you the look is very "You" Well done I would say your 'facelift' looks very 'cool' :-)

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