Saturday, 8 December 2012
A New Look for Winter
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?