Hey, what do you think of my facelift? I’m happy with it…I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now. As I have mentioned, I’m really not the most tech-savvy person that ever lived. But I thought, well, there are tons of tutorials out there on how to do this sort of thing, so I’m sure I could figure it out! And while that’s true, and I did pretty much figure it out, it took a LOT longer than I expected it to. Of course, I foolishly thought I could knock out a new blog in about, oh, an evening. Um…nope. If you have the time (not that I do) and the inclination, here are some great resources I found:
Makin' Cute Blogs – such a wealth of information on DIY blog design. Tons of tutorials. I followed a video tutorial to figure out Pixlr (see below) and do my layout – so helpful!
ColourLovers – that’s where I made my background. It is a really fun site where you can “color” patterns and play around. Rather addictive.
Pixlr – it’s like a dumbed-down version of the dumbed-down version of Photoshop. (Did I say “dumbed-down?” I think I meant “simplified.”) Which is perfect for me. I don’t need all the crazy stuff; I just need to like, arrange a few cute little graphics and save them as an image. Oh, and Pixlr is free, and you don’t have to download anything. Love it!
Shabby Princess – such cute graphics, many of them free.
Star Sunflower Studio – ditto on the cute free graphics.
Photobucket – really easy-to-use site for hosting images, so I don’t have to have them all cluttering up my desktop. Oh wait, they’re still there, cluttering up my desktop. But if I wanted to, I could take care of that. Photobucket makes it easy to copy & paste MAGICAL AND MYSTERIOUS CODE into your blog’s template.
Anyway, that’s pretty much it…questions, comments, suggestions? I’m open to them!