Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I've designed a new blog header, and changed my layout and look here at being sarah marie.  I'll probably still be making a few changes over the next few days, but in the meantime, I'm having fun with the process.  Extremely limited knowledge of html/css?  Check!  Child-like abilities with Photoshop?  Check!  What more could I need?

When I first started blogging - almost ten years ago! - Blogger didn't have as many options as it does now.  There were two or three blog templates to choose from, and any customizations whatsoever you had to do in html.  It was fun for me, and I learned a lot and did a lot of Google searches for tutorials on things I couldn't figure out on my own.

My Dad always says, "A good engineer is a lazy engineer," and while I'm no engineer, I think the saying applies in this situation.  I decided to finally ditch the template I had customized over the years and switch over to a Blogger template, where it's now extremely easy to customize text colors, fonts, margin widths, sidebars, etc.  Almost no html knowledge required!

I've added tabs at the top including an About Me section (Too many pictures?  Probably.  Too long?  Definitely.  But what else would you expect from me?), and a few brief thoughts on Why I Blog.  Both are works in progress, but check it out and tell me what you think.

What are your favorite features to see in a well-designed blog?  What are some of your least favorite blog layouts or designs?

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