Apr 21

New look!

It’s been exactly four weeks since I announced some changes to this site and … VOILA!

How do you like our new look? So far I received only positive feedback and I have to say that I’m happy with the design myself. Isn’t it peaceful?
That’s because it is called “Peace on Earth” 🙂

It “only” took experimenting with about 12 different themes (blog designs), 9 different plugins (mini programs to improve the site), and “some” tweaking of the content. I also wasted at least 8 hours on themes and plugins that just would not do what I wanted them to. Patience is one of my virtues, but even I had to admit defeat after struggling for 6 hours tweaking, customizing, deleting, and (twice) reinstalling a new theme that I really liked a lot! But, as difficult as it was, I finally had to give up because all that twiddling was just not worth it anymore.

Yes, I wasted a lot of time, but I also learned a lot and gained more experience in customizing a blog.  You see, I truly enjoy problem solving and trouble shooting these type of challenges, but at the same time I know that I don’t always have the answer. That’s when my research skills jump in and thanks to the internet, I can always find a solution on expert sites, showing me that my problems are (thankfully) not unique.

So while I could have finished my site sooner, the whole process was still a valuable experience. One that increased my skills and will surely benefit my clients!

1 comment

    • Liz on May 5, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Yes, and this is one fine example of how just a few tweaks to a theme can give a site a whole new look. I would never think of mixing pink and brown yet they make a perfect match on this site.

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