WOO HOO!!!  I’m leaping up and down with pleasure!!! One thing I began within the fall is lastly achieved.

Over the weekend, my weblog re-design was launched.


I’ve by no means focused on my pc display and the again finish of my weblog as a lot as I needed to do the previous two weeks. I’ve been attempting to get the whole lot proper for the design from colours, fonts, textual content sizes, photograph resizing, new graphics, and cleansing up outdated stuff that’s now not wanted.

I didn’t have a spare second to do anything, therefore the explanation you didn’t see any posts from me in awhile.

I didn’t do the tech stuff required for the redesign – that’s manner over my talent set. My developer, the WP Barista, did all of the technical coding and the structure has been optimized for cell units.

in My Own Style previous blog design

This yr marks my 10th yr of running a blog and the second redesign of my weblog. If any of you might have been with me from the start it’s possible you’ll bear in mind when my weblog seemed like a spiral pocket book. I liked this design, however the spiral took up an excessive amount of house on the web page for the content material and pictures to suit. I made the choice to take away it again in 2014.

The explanation for the redesign this time is that tech and the web world has modified so much. The most important change is the shift in how readers use the web now. Desktops and laptops was the norm, however with the rise of cell units, Google has modified how they scan over websites for his or her search engine.

Google, Bing and different search engines like google now fee a website by the cell efficiency first. It’s extra essential to make it possible for a website is quick and simple to learn on a cell machine.  My weblog design had some catching as much as do.

I nonetheless have minor changes to make – like colour, dimension of the social sharing buttons on the iPad view, fonts, and including a SEARCH BAR on the highest of the display on cell. There are additionally a couple of navigation tweaks however by the tip of the week they need to all be mounted.

In case you see something wonky, please let me know.

Let me offer you a tour of the brand new design.

The brand new HOME web page is grand central station. You will get anyplace on my website from the HOME web page.


The design is optimized for cell units. All the pieces a reader must navigate the location is straightforward to get to in a couple of other ways. The row of three pictures alongside the highest will change every now and then. They aren’t clickable and are solely meant to preview the location content material.



One of many options I wished to maintain was the choice to learn the weblog in the usual weblog type or “weblog view” the place the latest submit is on the prime of the web page, adopted by different posts so as of date posted.

In case you click on “VIEW MORE RECENT POSTS” it’s going to take you to the usual weblog view, bypassing the house web page.

Find out how to Transfer Across the Web site Utilizing the Navigation Bar


The navigation bar alongside the highest is commonplace with drop downs to indicate extra classes. Just a few of the classes alongside the navigation bar have slightly “down” image. Whenever you click on one in all these classes, it’s going to speak in confidence to present extra classes to click on on.

To get again to the HOME web page from any submit or web page, click on on the inhomedesign emblem or the phrase HOME. Each are within the higher left hand nook on each submit and web page.


On the Residence Web page:


You too can use the Browse Classes part on the HOME web page to search out what you’re in search of. Click on on any of the photographs to be taken to the posts within the class marked.


New SHOP Part:


Probably the most incessantly requested questions I obtain is…. “The place did you get______?”

My SHOP was buried deep within the weblog. Having a couple of preview hyperlinks to objects on the house web page make it simple to search out the SHOP pages now. I’m engaged on creating the SHOP pages by room to make it even simpler for readers to search out objects you see in my posts.

How the New Weblog Design Seems On Cellular Gadgets

The location will look barely completely different on cell units the place the content material is multi function column. The navigation bars are hidden to avoid wasting room on the smaller screens.


To search out the navigation bars, merely click on on one of many two areas the place you see three horizontal bars.


phone screen shot of In my own style blog secondary navigation menu

Whenever you open up the location out of your telephone you’ll land on the HOME web page.  You may click on on the MENU to navigate to the class you need or to go to the “weblog view”, click on the VIEW MORE RECENT POSTS >> and you can be taken to the view of my weblog that you’re used to seeing the place the latest submit is first, adopted by the others so as of date posted.


phone screen shot of In my own style blog navigation menu

Identical to on the desktop/laptop computer model, the highest navigation bar will get you to fundamental pages on my weblog.

The navigation bar that claims MENU is the place you can find the primary method to navigate round my website when in your telephone. There may be additionally a SEARCH BAR right here whenever you click on on this MENU navigation bar.


phone screen shot of In my own style blog secondary navigation menu

To navigate to different classes – you’ll be able to scroll down the house web page to the pictures with the title of every class on them, or go to one in all two navigation bars.

This screenshot exhibits what’s going to open whenever you click on the three horizontal traces underneath my emblem that claims MENU. As soon as this menu opens up you click on on the place you need to go.


phone screen shot of In my own style blog secondary navigation menu

The MENU navigation bar dropdown seem like this.


phone screen shot of In my own style blog secondary navigation menu

On the backside of the web page, there are a couple of different methods to get across the website. You should utilize the SEARCH BAR, ARCHIVES, the CATEGORY drop down bins.  Whenever you click on over Choose Month or Choose Class a brand new window will open up that you just scroll by way of to search out what you need. When you select, hit achieved and off you go to the class wherein you have an interest.

New Part

After years of planning to put in writing extra about adorning in the way in which of ebooks, I lastly created one. I plan to put in writing extra and can provide them to e mail subscribers.  If you’re already a subscriber then you definitely noticed that I put the hyperlink to the book in my final e mail to you.

ipad with Cover for ebook Own Your Style

The book might be discovered within the new, Subscriber’s Free Useful resource Library.  To have entry to it you have to a password. This enables me to have a particular place only for subscribers.  I plan so as to add extra to the library over time with all forms of goodies that I feel it’s possible you’ll get pleasure from.

Pink hydrangeas in a glass vase image for readers to subscribe to blog

And lastly, you will have observed pink hydrangeas in a couple of completely different spots on the brand new website design. These are the place you’ll be able to Subscribe to get my newest posts and updates in your inbox. I really like hydrangeas and as an alternative of constructing a plain graphic to subscribe, I wished to create one thing fairly. 😉

In order that’s a short have a look at the brand new design.  I do know the whole lot is probably not working completely but. Please let me know in case you see something that doesn’t appear fairly proper or doesn’t work when clicked on.

I felt off the previous two weeks working so onerous on the again finish of the weblog and never posting any new tasks. I’m very pleased to get again into posting on an everyday schedule this week. 🙂

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