Saturday, 8 December 2012

A New Look for Winter

Winter Facebook Timeline Cover


We just got a new desktop computer.  Other than the annoyance that is Windows 8, it's been great.  But it made the colours on my blog look too bright--downright garish, really.  I hope the colours haven't been like that for you!

So, I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous hoarfrost that's coated everything outside for the past two days to inspire a winter-themed redesign.  I tried Pic Monkey and wasn't really impressed.  There is very little I can do with that that I can't do with Picasa.  So I stuck with what I know. (However, I do love the graphic elements you can add in Pic Monkey...I'll try those one day).

I am more pleased with this particular header than I have been with any other.  And I figured out how to change my blog buttons to pretty much any colour I want, without affecting the white parts!  I used the Hue and Saturation tools in Pixlr for that.

I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to have a real designer do my blog.  I'm way too much of a hands-on control freak.

Do you design your own blog?  If so, what programs do you use?


2 comments:

  1. It's very pretty! You're much more talented than I am... I just use Wordpress and choose a picture. ;)

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  2. Love the new look! Gorgeous. :) And I'd love to have a graphic designer someday, because figuring out all this stuff takes me so long - and frustrates me. Plus, I feel like I haven't got the "eye" to make it look the way I want. I'd be happy to let someone else tinker until it looks great. :)

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