Friday, January 28, 2011

Blog Reorganization

Hello all!

I think I've finally got the old blog decluttered a bit. I haven't thrown anything out - just tucked it away where it can't be seen. Sort of like how I do my house.

What's changed:

There is now a bar of little tabs under my banner. Most of the long lists in the sidebar (tutorials, patterns, someday projects, resources) are now compartmentalized there. 

There is a new page describing the patterns for sale. This is to hopefully help potential buyers decide if the patterns are something they want or not. It also provides friendly advice on how to minimize download issues. All the old icons in the sidebar are still there (for now) but they all link to this page. I should probably put the prices there too, but I forgot. Will do that soon.

There is a new page of FAQs - these are questions people have actually asked me; I didn't make them up myself. Really!

There is a new page all about narcissistic old me. All old stuff, just a new rostrum.

I've done away with my old corpse-grey background. I liked its corpse-greyness because no one else in blogland was crazy enough to pick a color like that. But it felt heavy after two++ years and I also know people were going blind trying to read my text against it. So it's gone. It's all boring austere white now. 

I am still working on a way to transfer all those Featured buttons onto a new page so I can hide them away under one of those tabs. And then I hesitated because we'll lose some nice visible links back to some great sites. Why have buttons if they're hidden, right? So maybe I'll leave them for now. 


  1. It looks good! I hope to learn how to do all this blog technical stuff too. I see by your shopping habits, you must live in my city. Have you been out to Fabric Depot? It's huge! Very fun to touch that many fabrics in one trip. :D

  2. I like the buttons/tabs under your heading but I miss the old gray background. I mean white is easier to read but gray was a little friendlier. Or different at least!

  3. hi,I am your silent follower,what a nice place,

  4. I love the new look of your blog. I recently changed to a white background too, even though I think it's boring. I think it's good, though for 2 reasons: pictures really "pop" against them, and also in your case, there's something about a blank slate that makes my creativity perk up.

    I LOVE the new header too. I'm going to have to take a tour around here now!

  5. It looks great! I'm impressed you got it organized. I'll do that with my blog, someday. Hopefully...

  6. Nice! I like the new clean crispness of it all!

  7. I really like the new look of this blog. It's brighter! And its so much easier to read for me! Can't wait to see more of your ideas!


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