It’s been a long time and there are some things about my site that I liked, and some that I didn’t.
- LIKED: My Sidebar. Especially the Blogroll.
- DISLIKED: Images were base SO small, due to the size of the sidebar
- LIKED: Orange. It’s not even my favourite color or anything, but the blog has had orange in it for 10 years, and I now closely associate the colour with the site. Everywhere.
- DISLIKED: No Logo.
- LIKED: Simplicity of everything
Really, that is it.
So, I suck at branding and marketing. Never has been my strength. As much as I like the new, simple layout I really want a logo bar up top to splash the color and give it some life.
I also have no artistic talent (although I WANT to have artistic talent) so I just googled “Logo maker” and man, there are some incredible tools out there!
Sending it out to the community – I have to $50 for one of these (or any variation) so curious if you like any? Or, do you know anyone with any kind of talent designing these things? I’d rather pay a person than a server! I don’t need anything fancy as I will never monetize the site, but feel like after 10 years, it’s time to get a logo of some sort.
Also – do you like the layout change? Are the pictures bigger, easier to see? Any suggestions or improvements?
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Given the simplicity of the logos in your picture, maybe check out Canva and its logo templates. You could probably replicate any of those pretty quickly with that graphic design tool/website.
Thanks! Will check that out!
And you got it! The orange banner header and elements like dividers and link text is an awesome nod to the colour scheme before. 😀
Well done on the changes, imo!
Of the logos you’ve displayed, I like top-left, top-right and middle-right the most I think.
Otherwise though, as noted in prior comment — quite liking the new look. Images seem good and it’s really clean overall.
Just needs more orange! 🙂
And you got it! The orange of the banner and decorative elements is an awesome nod to the prior theme.
Well done with the changes, imo! 😀
I favor the top-left most, and the middle-right second. I like more black in my orange I guess.
Jack-o-lanterns, no doubt =) Thanks for feedback!
How cool you can work on these yourself! I like the furthest to the right bottom one, there’s something about the two lines that meet, it looks so sharp 🙂
That website makes it so easy, if it’s a simple design. Pretty cool stuff =)