Blog Redesign
Posted on: 4th of February 2010 | Under: Artsy Fartsy

After almost three years, my “Dance Like No One’s Watching” layout has finally retired. Yes I know, it was about time, right?

This new layout is right in tune with the changes that are about to happen in my life.  Like my anticipation for those wonderful changes, I’m just as ecstatic to see this design finally up and running.

All graphics and images used on this layout were designed entirely by me. Most of the images were recycled from my previous moleskine paintings, while the vector images were made using VectorDesigner.

To be honest, I actually finished the main layout design early last year (almost nine months ago, to be exact!). But I only had the time to fix everything up this week. The fiance also helped me code the layout into a working WordPress theme and patiently addressed errors that I kept on making while editing small details. I think it’s about time that I refresh my knowledge on HTML and CSS. It seems that I now know very little about coding. =P

Anyway, please excuse any broken links, if there are any. All the major parts of the blog should be working fine now, but there are still a few areas that I haven’t finished tweaking.







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19 Comments to “Blog Redesign”

  1. Maria Celina says:

    This is definitely a pleasant surprise! This design truly exudes your personality, and I especially loved the way you rendered the chair on the header image. =) Love it!

    anna Reply:

    Thanks, Marz! :) The chair was actually the last vector that I made. I finally got the hang of adjusting gradient fills to make vectors look more 3D. Hehe!

  2. Reg says:

    Anna– super nice layout, I love it! <3 All your favorite things are in it (cake, Moleskine, etc.) :D

    anna Reply:

    Hehe! Thanks, Reg! Yeah, I made sure to insert things that would really represent me. :)

  3. Fena says:

    loving the layout. i remember seeing all the drawings you have here on your flickr. way too awesome! :))

    anna Reply:

    Aww.. thanks so much, Fena! :)

  4. chetz says:

    I love this new layout! Finally. you’ve had that other layout for too long! Glad to see u back in desiigning. you should do it more often!

    anna Reply:

    I know, right? The old layout was up way too long! I miss our old “new layout per month” days. Hehe! Thanks, Ate Chetz! :)

  5. nancy says:

    love the new blog design sooo cute! hope i have ur talent ahehehe, ala ng pag-asa ung blogspot ko design wise :(

    anna Reply:

    This layout took a while to do. Actually, natapos ko na sya last year, pero I put it on hold, coz I couldn’t figure out how to turn it into a WordPress theme! Hahaha! Thanks, dear! :)

  6. Nikz says:

    Woot! A new layout! Tagal na rin yung previous, haha! At least may Starbucks ito :) Hehehe! (And not to forget the bling, naks!) ;) Really cute! I recognize you better here :P

    anna Reply:

    Hahaha! Yeah, the girl in my old header image didn’t look much like me. I tend to have a hard time drawing myself. Pati nga itong bago eh… masyado ko pina-sexy! Hahaha! =P

  7. ate janz says:

    i don’t know if i commented on this layout yet, but i LOVE it. it is so you. :D like your passion for reading (books on the chair) and starbucks. also the camera and pens/markers. then the pretty fashionista on the left displays your fabulous fashion sense. i give you 5 stars for such an impressive layout. :D

    anna Reply:

    Hehehe! Yeah, I really wanted to personalize this layout, so I tried to input as many things that would represent me. :) Thanks, Ate Janz! :)

  8. Elaine says:

    Lovely layout Anna. :)

    anna Reply:

    Thanks, Elaine! :)

  9. Jade says:

    I just bumped to your website and I must say I love it not only because I finally found a fellow Pinay in Sg blogging :).Your blog is fun to read and I especially love the design!

    anna Reply:

    Hi Jade! :) Thanks for dropping by. There are actually quite a few Filipina bloggers based in Singapore. :)

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