I have a bit of a DIY addiction. Pinterest has broken me and I can’t look at a piece of furniture or accent piece without thinking “Hmmm, I could paint/stain/distress/build that.” This obsession has poured over in to my blogging life. For a few months I have been trying to figure out how to widen the post and margin space of my blog and other minor aesthetic/functional tweaks. Turns out, because I use custom child themes on the Genesis Framework (tech stuff, eew), this necessitated a COMPLETE code overhaul. Finally out of frustration I opted to wipe the slate clean, install a new theme with more of the features I like and make little adjustments to that code. Because clearly that was the more logical option.
Oh, did I mention that I decided to do all of this after dinner last night on a whim? And that I just started a new job for which I have prepping up to my ears? I know. I’m certifiable.
BUT I’m very pleased with how it turned out–crisper, cleaner and (the whole point), wider. I love that now the book covers have more visual impact. Most importantly, it is now HTML5 effective and completely mobile responsive. If you are reading this on your tablet or iPhone, I recommend using the landscape viewing option for easiest reading.
I chose the Graceful design from one of my favourite theme designers, Lauren of Restored316 Designs. I use her Lovely theme on my beauty blog and have had the best customer service and tech support experience. She and her assistant Julie are the most helpful and patient ladies and have prepared a step-by-step set-up guides for each of the themes. If you are considering a blog redesign, I highly recommend Restored316 Designs. All of their themes are completely customizable or you can set them up to mimic the demo.
Oh and in case you were counting, this is my 5th blog redesign. I’m cutting myself off.