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6.07.2015

The New Look



It was about time Edge of Night had a makeover, don't you think?

Yeah. Me too.

I was hesitant, because I can be very picky about this sort of thing. As an example, I've been looking at templates for the last three or four months and never found one that suited me. There were some great ones, but there was always something that ended up being a deal-breaker and that would make me say, "Sigh.. I just don't see this being my blog." There was no way I was going to make some lovely designer put so much effort into a custom design only to have me change it within a few days.

I was tired of being picky, though. I was sure I had looked at nearly every free template out there. So I just said, "You know what, I'm going for it." And whew, am I glad I did!

So. A big, big thank you to Emily from Lynde Avenue for this gorgeous new blog design. Emily is the head designer over at Twenty-One Designs, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. When I filled out the form, I really had no clue what I was looking for in a design. I provided the header you see here, and a few "mood words" like mysterious, edgy, elegant. She hit each of those spot on, and pulled everything together amazingly well. For free, I might add! How nice of these designers to do such beautiful work at no charge.

As much as I loved my previous template, it had some seriously irritating issues when it came to formatting. Fonts and text size had to be manually edited for each post, and could only be certain fonts/sizes. Widgets, too, would be squished and cut off in my sidebar. Not to mention the tiiiiiny little pagebar at the top, of which the size it would not let me change. And of course, it wasn't even unique.

I have a lot of work to do editing each post and page and widget to match this new design. Please bear with me while I do so, and don't be surprised if you come across some funky-looking text. I'll probably not have any new content to post for a little bit, until I make decent progress on this design editing. It'll be fixed soon!

So, what do you think? Do you like the new design?

Thanks again, Emily!

16 comments:

  1. The new design is amazing! Change is always good. Before I put up my new design I decided fro weeks if should change it or not but I finally went through with it.

    -Kathie K
    http://climbingthroughtomorrow.blogspot.in/

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    1. Totally get that! lol. You're absolutely right, change is good. I remember seeing your design around somewhere - I love what you did with it!

      Thanks for commenting, Kathie. ^^

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  2. It's lovely. I usually try it to hard and my poor blog is changing a lot while I find what suits me best XP

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    1. Ohh yeah. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though! You gotta change it up, and sometimes it works better changing it one thing at a time more frequently. Thanks, Joselyn! ^^

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  3. It looks good! I like it! : )

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    1. Glad you like it! I wanted something a bit more simple than my last design. I think this one turned out very well. Thanks, Faith!

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  4. Aww you're too kind, Eve! Thank you so much for the shoutout, it was a pleasure working with you! :)

    - Emily

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    1. Of course! You more than deserve it. ^^ Thanks so much for the beautiful design.

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  5. AWESOME design! I LOVE the header!!!

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    1. Thank you! ^^ Hey, which blog are you currently posting the most to? Every time I go to your page, I find you have another blog lol!

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    2. Lol!!! My daily blog is mlqdaytoday.blogspot.com (even though it hasn't been daily for a sec! I'll get back to it tho!) It's more about my personal life (obviously!), and the "Mind Of Quayla" one will be more on my writing! I also have a music blog - Guess I just LOVE blogging! xD

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    3. Alrighty, thanks for helping to clear that up. ;) Blogging is such a great hobby! I totally understand having a lot of blogs lol. I'm trying to keep it at just a single blog now, so that I actually have time to post regularly and don't tire myself out as quickly, but it's always so tempting to make another one..

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    4. I know right! I was thinking of making a separate one to do reviews and vlogs on, but that would be too much! Think I would do vlogs on my music blog (which I don't have to post much on), and reviews on M.O.Q if I ever decide to do all that!

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    5. That sounds like a good idea, I think! A new one for vlogs/reviews would definitely be a ton of work to keep up with. But hey, some people prefer running a lot of blogs!

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  6. Hey Eve :)

    I don't like the new design but LOVE it :D It's amazing ^.^ I am really astonished by your work and can't believe how many great ideas you have there :D


    By the way, if you are interested, I have nominated you for the Beautiful blogger award :) Hey I know you might be busy and all but if you decide to take it then there isn't much to do. And please don't feel obligated at all :D Thank you! ^^

    http://hp20508.blogspot.ca/2015/06/beautiful-blogger-award.html

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  7. Awe thank you so much, Hp! ^^ I'm really glad you like the design. However, I do want to make clear that I had very little to do with designing it! Most everything was Emily's idea, and she did all of the coding work. I agree that she did great work, though. :)

    Thank you! If you don't mind that it might take some time to get to it, then of course, I'd love to do it! Appreciate it. :)

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