New Blog Layout

November 16th, 2005 · 25 Comments · Uncategorized

Once again, out with the old, in with the new. One might be tempted to say it’s a symptom of nesting syndrome, but really I’ve wanted a new blog design for some time now.

I had fantasies of hiring a professional, and contacted three, but one was super-busy and not accepting new clients, one didn’t respond, and the last was simply not in my budget. So, yet another design by yours truly. If nothing else, it is clean and basic, and is not falling off into the great abyss of white space to the left and right like my last layout.

I still need to format the rest of my site (patterns and tutorials, mostly) with the new design. I probably should have done that before publishing, but once I have a new design I usually can’t stand to look at the old one for another minute.

old layout
The old.

new layout
The new.

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stacey // Nov 16, 2005 at 8:50 pm

    Love the new layout! I keep meaning to redesign my site but just never seem to find the time…

    Wow, only three weeks till the baby comes? How exciting and scary that must all be!

  • 2 Joy // Nov 16, 2005 at 8:56 pm

    I love the new look! And yay, you are about to be a mommy! It is so exciting, and I’m so excited for you!

    Take care of yourself! :)

  • 3 Pfirsch // Nov 16, 2005 at 9:33 pm

    Three weeks! Time does fly, as they say.

    You went from being MIA to making two posts in a matter or hours–this is hilarious! :D I am very curious to read about what you’ve been up to.

  • 4 maryse // Nov 16, 2005 at 9:40 pm

    hey i’m sending you good thoughts for the impending birth.

    get plenty of rest!

  • 5 Tandi // Nov 16, 2005 at 10:07 pm

    Love the new look!

  • 6 Kimberly // Nov 16, 2005 at 11:31 pm

    The new layout looks great.

  • 7 Bron // Nov 16, 2005 at 11:49 pm

    Great layout – you did a good job. :) I’ll have my fingers crossed for a quick & easy birth!

  • 8 kim // Nov 17, 2005 at 12:17 am

    Hi Donna! Your new layout looks fabulous!

  • 9 Julie // Nov 17, 2005 at 12:21 am

    Love it Donna, it looks great!!

  • 10 Tiffany // Nov 17, 2005 at 2:24 am

    Gorgeous new look (both you and the site although you’re probably getting weary of the one which will disappear before you know it).

    I really should have shipped out a three year old for a few weeks so you’d see what you’ve got to look forward to in the coming years. ;)

  • 11 lulu // Nov 17, 2005 at 2:27 am

    love the new look..

  • 12 Jewels // Nov 17, 2005 at 3:17 am

    The new site design looks so great!! Really clean.
    We’ll all be staying tuned in for news of the birth of your son – congrats again.

  • 13 lisa // Nov 17, 2005 at 7:25 pm

    Quite pretty. Good job!

  • 14 Heather T. // Nov 17, 2005 at 10:02 pm

    Love the new look! Great job. I am glad to hear from you. Was worried you had forgot about us.

    Looking forward to hearing about the new arrival and well wishes sent your way for a great delivery experience.

  • 15 GinaLaughed // Nov 18, 2005 at 12:56 am

    Hi Donna! I loved the old, I love the new…they both look great and professional. No need to hire someone to do it because you do great work. Glad to see you posting again…you’ve been missed. :)

  • 16 squishybear // Nov 19, 2005 at 8:15 am

    I like it! :D

  • 17 Vik // Nov 19, 2005 at 3:03 pm

    I liked the old one and I like this one too!
    I am happy to know everything’s going fine. And now… the countdown!
    My best wishes!!!

  • 18 Micky // Nov 21, 2005 at 12:29 am

    Yes when you are pregnant it’s all about change.
    With me it was my hair. It was past my butt and then I wacked it off. In fact the back was shaved short. Talk about a shock.
    This change looks good.
    Hope everything is good with you and baby.

  • 19 drew // Nov 21, 2005 at 9:34 pm

    The new look is fantastic! Great job!!

  • 20 Jodes // Nov 23, 2005 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Donna,
    I love your buttons and I have been trying to make my own and am failing miserably. I was wondering if you made them for anyone else besides friends and family? I would love for you to make me one for my blog. Here is the link to it to check it out:


  • 21 Stacie // Nov 24, 2005 at 11:39 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • 22 Vicki // Nov 26, 2005 at 2:37 am

    I like the new layout….


  • 23 rebecca // Dec 1, 2005 at 1:31 am

    schnazzy! hope you are feeling great! sending good delivery vibes your way~~~~~~~~~~~

  • 24 Tina Bremiller // Dec 1, 2005 at 6:17 am

    I just wanted to say, you have a great site! I found a cute little program that made me think of you…

    “Remember the Magic 8 Ball where you asked it a question and then turned it upside down for the answer? Here’s Camtech’s version of it called The Magic Tomato. Ask it any question and the Tomato dances around and gives you the answer. Fun for all ages.”

    You can download it from this site:



  • 25 Faith // Dec 1, 2005 at 4:34 pm

    Love the new layout, Donna! I hope all is well – can’t wait for baby news! Thinking of you!

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