Blog layout

October 17, 2011 | 27 comments so far - join the discussion!

Ohai!!

 

It has been some time since I’ve blogged a proper blog post!! Gomensai for the laziness!!! Well, actually, I wasn’t very “lazy”, I was more committed in getting this new blog layout out for you!! I have spent some very long days and nights on this blog layout and although it may seem “very simple” – okay, there’s no denying, it is quite simple - but for someone who hasn’t touched webdesigning in 5 or more years… it was… a nightmare. I don’t even know how wordpress works!! The last time I designed my blog was through blogger in those teenage years when I used to blog about life & boys.

 

Anyhow! I’m really pleased with this layout and with the help of two – @phoenixcrash on twitter who very kindly emailed me after I blogged about needing help – and @hystericmint who has now become a great friend over googletalk! :) Thanks both of you lovely girlies!!!

 

The whole idea to this new layout was the fact that I wanted something that would stand out and that showed who I was (featuring me), but I also wanted something very simplistic. I hated my old layout because it wasn’t very “me”.. it was a little too cutesy… who I loved.. but it just didn’t have the features I wanted in it. My previous webdesigner did a great job and lots of time was put into it.. but I was just over it. I needed something….. less pink.

 

The above banner photo was actually taken less than 4 hours ago! I finished the rest of the layout already… but I had promised myself I would have the header photo.. to which… I didn’t… until today. But that being said, I wasn’t “lazy“, I was actually really busy with an assignment for my Diploma of Financial Planning… ohoh! and playing with dear Yuki, who is growing up way too fast for my liking.

 

I had a little bit of a dilemma with the header photo, but I feel in the end, I chose the right one…. I hate decision making…. and being the insanely indecisive girl I am, I usually take hours in making the “right” decision.. which is usually the first one I decide on anyway!

 

I think I’m done talking.. but I’m so so so excited about the launch of this new blog layout and wish many more exciting blog posts to come! – I still have my botox blog post & video to show you guys but I still require some hours to edit it! Hang in there!

 

I’m going to leave you with some of the other photos I wanted to use… but didn’t.

 

 

 

Feel free to leave me know which one you guys prefer in the comments – which is on the bar at the beginning of this post now by the way!

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  1. khatsii says:

    such a cute + simple concept :D it very much tickles the curiosity! hehe

  2. Tammy says:

    OMG I love the monchhichi ear muffs!!!! Where did you get them!? I’m the biggest fan of monchhichi hahaha. Lovely and clean layout!

  3. chiky says:

    somehow i prefer the previous one.. maybe it’s just me that loves the older lovely super pinkish one.. but as long as you like it’s still really fine! :) btw did u darken ur hair? no more ombre???

  4. Lil says:

    I reckon the last photo in your post looks the best!

  5. Angel says:

    I love the new layout! your header picture is perfect as it is :)

  6. Jamilla says:

    I really like the new look – more like an “Onna” style Gyaru!

  7. Hi Janice! :) Just started following your site few weeks ago, really enjoying reading your posts. Love the simplistic, clean layout! Cheers! xx

  8. M.May says:

    I started reading your blog about 2.5 years ago and frankly, it was your blog layout that prompted me to visit your blog over and over again.

    Initially I was pretty sad to see the ‘pink and bling’ (which I love) go, but after reading that the old layout didn’t represent you well enough, I fully support your new layout. Go Janice!!

    p.s. Your current header picture is my fave. =D

    ♡ M.May

  9. beata megan says:

    the layout is simple and cool! I love it so much. And your header photo is sooooo cute! love it!

  10. beata megan says:

    the layout is simple and cool! I love it so much. And your header photo is sooooo cute! love it!!

  11. Holly says:

    Oh my goodness! You have no idea how much I love this layout! It’s so user friendly and so amazing! Love love love it!!

  12. Nani says:

    That last pic is GORGEOUS : D You look GREAT in profile! /jelly. And the muffs are so cute! : D

  13. ベーサ says:

    The new design is great!! Clear and easy to find things ^^
    I think you chose the right pic for the banner even if the 3 of them are really pretty!

  14. Love your new layout!! I totally know how exciting this can be, I updated mine after ABBW!! Feels soo good, so fresh and so motivating! Seriously looking forward to your botox post, still don’t know why you decided to do it but it’s interesting nonetheless!! x

  15. Molly says:

    I love love LOVE the new layout!! ~
    I love the simple and clean design, but still showing yourself through it!
    And I also have to agree that you made the right choice regarding the header photo. I also think the one you put in the side bar fits perfectly :)
    Looking forward to reading more of your fantastic blog posts on this new lovely layout! ~
    Xx

  16. babybuddy says:

    so refreshing! me love! <3

  17. Cristina says:

    Hi!! well to be honest I think that your new layout is very cute!. Moreover, those things which are done thanks to your own effort, and patience are always better than those which are not, cause this layout can show us your authentic personality and feelings in some way! it’s just something making for u! :DD
    As regards your banner image I think that the one that u have chosen is the best one, but the others are really cute too :D
    Bye! :p

  18. Tash says:

    YOU LOOK SO GOOOOD WITH YOUR DARKER HAIR. I prefer you with darker hair ;)

  19. Lisa says:

    I love your new layout because it’s simple and blue is so much easier on the eyes. Love your darker hair color too.

  20. Jess says:

    Yeeees… blog design plus HTML is very time-consuming and might end up in a nightmare for someone who is either a newbie or haven’t touched it for too long.

    I’m also trying to tweak my blog layout, but well, I have never learnt HTML nor web design or anything like, so it’s always like trial and error and learning by doing.

    I like the clean look of your layout a lot! Great job! <3

  21. ladylike says:

    mmm… i still like ur old template coz i think it suits u more. i mite be wrong, coz u know urself better than i do. needless to say ur new one is neatier n structured.

  22. Maple says:

    Love the last pic! <3

  23. ahh… so cute ur earphone =)