Thursday, July 16, 2015

A New Look

What I find to be a crucial part of blogging, as with life in general, is communication and willingness to be interactive. Both blogging and life are better when experienced with others. I'm not here to talk about some grand life lesson, though. (I'll save that for another post.)

I like to think of the blogosphere as a tight-knit community made up of a bunch of lovely and brilliant individuals (who will eventually run the world with our charm and ambition... and glitter). Being a community means there's support, honesty, opportunities to give input, perspective, respect, and a helping-hand ready to be lent when needed. With those factors in mind, I have a request!

For you longtime readers, I'm sure you're aware of my new look. For you newbies, well, I changed around my design and layout a bit. I'm stumped by this transformation, though. I felt the need to make a change, but now I'm undecided which template I like better. Both have elements I like and that could use improvements.


Major Changes Made:
Header
Margins (vertical lines to nothing)
Font color (black or pink to greys)
Accent color (pink to yellow)
Popular Post section (small photos w/ text to the side to larger photos w/ text underneath) 

Updated changes:
Lighter grey has since been darkened
Font type (Times New Roman to Verdana)
Font size (larger now) 

Old Design
Pros
Distinguishable logo/branding
Balance of pretty & bold
Cons
Old
Cluttered

New Design
Pros
Favorite color combo- yellow and grey
Clean & minimalistic
Cons
Too empty
Cookie-cutter/nothing too recognizable

I made both designs myself, so it's hard to pick and choose a favorite; especially when both have pros and cons. So I'm hoping you could help me out here by taking a second to answer the poll to your right! If you have any suggestions or comments, leave them below! I value your input. Anything will be helpful!

Thank you!! :)

~Moll

41 comments:

  1. Absolutely love your new design! Super chic! Looking forward to your next post. xoxo

    http://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

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  2. personally I love the yellow - I think it's very fresh and lovely.
    I do like the new way the popular posts looks. I'm just about to click on the 90s diy! I don't think i've noticed that before.
    But I do find it difficult to see the yellow on the white for the social media links.
    my 2c :)

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    1. Oh good! And I see what you mean. There isn't much of a contrast. That's my next task to fix! Thanks for your input!

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  3. I recently went through a blog design change as well, although I just changed my color scheme---no header yet.

    I like the new theme! Although the light grey is a little hard to see on the white. But I love the yellow flag garland!

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

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    1. Love the changes you've made to your blog! I've since darkened the lighter grey thanks to you! Glad to have your input! :)

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  4. Your new theme is so pretty! I think it looks more fresh than before and yellow is such a lovely colour

    Hannah xx
    littlevintagecloset.blogspot.co.nz

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  5. Totally understand this! Always feeling this way whenever I remodel lol.

    I think you should stick with your new design for a while! It's gorgeous, and actually not as empty as you might think it is. I personally prefer a decent amount of white space, like you have here. It's more visually appealing, and easy to focus on a single thing. You can always save your old template and switch back whenever.

    I do have one minor suggestion, if you'd like to hear it, though: The text ("Molly Mac") in your header is a very light color and just a bit hard to see. Perhaps a slightly darker gray? :) Other than that, I love it. Fantastic job designing your entire blog, Molly.

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    1. Thankfully I have the other one saved, but I am going to stick with this design for a while. I've always loved the white space and simplicity of other blogs, hence why I thought I'd implement it on my own; though it is different from my last one. Gotta give it a chance, right? :) I made the lighter grey slightly darker! Thank you so much for your input!

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  6. Nice work ;)
    kiss

    http://inspirationswithm.blogspot.pt/

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  7. I love this new look kiss

    http://denimakeup95.blogspot.it/

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  8. I love the new look, its brighter =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. i love your new design, the colours go great together! It's fresh and clean :) xx
    www.emilyjanewebb.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! That's why I'm liking it so far! :)

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  10. Your new design is beautiful and quite refreshing for the summer, but I will be honest It will take some getting used to as I was so used to your old logo, like I had to take a double check when I pressed on your blog. But either way it's what you like, not us!

    Meme xx

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    'A Month in the Life of....'
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    1. Thank you! Honestly, I'm still getting used to it myself. Though I really like this new design, I'm definitely going to miss my old logo. Perhaps it will make a reappearance if its absence wears on me that much. Glad to have your input! :)

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  11. Well it looks absolutely lovely! You did a wonderful job!! The yellow and grey is perfect :)

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  12. I submitted my vote, but I gotta say its biased because yellow is my favorite color. You did a great job with the design, it looks great!

    Natalia
    Lindifique

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  13. I love this review Molly! :)

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  14. Nice post dear!
    I follow you back #355
    Have a great weekend <3

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

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  15. Thanks for you sweet comment dear, following you too!!
    xxx

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  16. I love your new design! Lovely blog!
    Thank you for your comment at my blog!
    I would love to follow each other!
    I started following you now!
    http://lyinyou.blogspot.com/

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  17. Both are so cute design. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  18. I see what you mean about the header from the old being different and unique! But I have to go with the second one, it's gorgeous :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  19. i love the pink template but the yellow template is more bright and really amazing ♥

    Nique || www.2nbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  20. I think that the yellow one looks really nice :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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