Blog Designing: The Works
By having a fresh, clean, and gorgeous at-the-same-time blog design!
A lot time ago, in a land far away (okay, not literally) I was the type who used to search for free blogger templates. I mean, what newbie to blogging wouldn't start off with that? After more than a year and a half of hosting and being part of this amazing blog of mine (isn't it? Just kidding, hehe), I decided that it was time for a change and to go pro.
Sadly I don't have any photos of how my blog started off looking at first, but what I can tell you is that it was hideous and to the minimum. After a while, I fussed around with titles, and the look, and eventually I came up with this "temporary" A Thousand Lives Lived.
As you can maybe possibly tell, the blog currently isn't clean and fresh. I sure do love the theme, thanks to Lori @ Imagination Designs, but I'm only saying that it's temporary because I'm gearing up to get my own design sometime this month. And trust me, it's going to be fantastic.
HOW DOES BLOG DESIGNING WORK?
Most people say that it's simple, but it takes a lot to process. I guess you'll need to make a budget and research and see what you're happy with and able to stand by with. There's so many designers that create such gorgeous designs, it's literally crazy to choose which suits you and your blog best.
Basically, you can either go with pre-made templates (and then just fizzle and create it as your own) or go all custom design. Keep in mind that pre-made designs are usually always available to get automatically, while in custom designing it's more of a process, and you'll probably be put on a waiting list for a couple of months according to season and the designer, of course.
I'm keeping my new blog design a secret, but what I can tell you is that I'm going the pre-made way and will then learn some new things by fiddling and playing with it afterwards.
WHO SHOULD YOU BUY FROM?
I'm going with Etsy, and a designer on there has her pre-made designs for sale. I can't even tell you how many BEAUTIFUL designs I've found on that website to purchase, and they're all great prices. ($15-$60 range)
One of the biggest things I am excited for is the columns, the media buttons, and my own headers and such for reviews. After my new design kicks in, I'm going all out and will have awesome plans for this blog.
For example, I'm thinking of getting my computer and photography skills improved and will do something like this per review:
I can't wait for you guys to see the outcome!
Have you went through some works of blog design for your blog?