February 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm #88462
I finished the design of my first blog: AnthonyGalli.com. I’ve spent the last few months working on & off on it. Now I’m really excited to hear what you guys think about it!
It’s 90% done. In the coming week I’ll be rewriting some of the posts and pages, adding new pictures, and adding social profiles. What else do you think I should add or edit? What do you love or hate?
Thanks in advance for your input!
I blog about great adventures, good habits, and quantified success! Join me on the open road @ http://www.AnthonyGalli.comFebruary 4, 2014 at 6:30 am #88493
Looks neat, few suggestions you can work on:
1. Logo image is nice but your name signature is hardly read-able. May be try a thinner font for it.
2. Big arrow on subscription box is empty, write something create like get free updates.
3. Footer links color, either name them same as nav bar link color or use white.
February 4, 2014 at 5:52 pm #88637
1. I plan on changing the header in the future. I’ll definitely keep that in mind
2. I’m going for a more minimalist look. I may do that in the future, but for now I’m not concentrating on email subscriptions. I left the arrow there mostly because I think it looks more atheistically pleasing.
3. Do you know how I could do that? I couldn’t find where I change the footer in my dashboard. I would like to just get rid of it completely
Thanks so much for your input! I love it!
February 6, 2014 at 8:16 am #88933
For changing footer contents use simple edits plugin or manual code here – http://my.studiopress.com/snippets/footer/
To change look of fonts, modify #footer section in style.css file. Look for:
February 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm #89053
Thank you. I just deleted any mention of a footer in the php or css.
February 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm #89253
That was a bad idea of me. Now it messed up the overall format of my website. Do you know how I can fix it back to normal?
February 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm #89299February 10, 2014 at 10:24 am #89677
I just deleted any mention of a footer in the php or css. Now it messed up the overall format of my website. Do you know how I can fix it back to normal?
Oh dear…. That’s why I keep a log of all my design changes. There’s no easy “undo” button.
So far your site looks like it’s coming together well. On first glance a couple of things jumped out at me and I’m pretty sure you’ve already slated them for tweaking…..
In the header the logo needs more white space around it. Maybe reduce the image size?
Davinder already mentioned the name signature needs work. It looks blurry on my screen.
I like your topics.
CharlaFebruary 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm #89854
Yea I was able to backtrack my mistakes. Thanks for your concern! It was definitely stressing me out.
When it comes to the header I do plan on changing it with time (as my design skills improve), but for now I think the header looks simple and nice enough. The signature may look a bit blurry but I still think it looks cool. The logo is nudged in the corner, which for now I think I like more than having whitespace around it. If I add whitespace it may make my signature look too big in proportion and the logo will seem to just hang in empty space.
I’m happy to hear you like the topics. Do you think that the website is intuitive enough? Were you confused by anything? Right now I’m looking into a welcome message popup so that new users can be introduced to the different facets of the website. Do you guys have any other ideas on how I can improve it?
Thanks for your feedback!
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