If you don’t follow Lydia Bakes, you should probably start now. Especially if you’re into baking! She has some of the yummiest looking baked goods on her blog, along with great recipes and helpful tips and tutorials for baking.
Yesterday Lydia popped over for the afternoon (bringing along with her some yummy cookies and the Amy Atlas book for me!) so that we could give her blog a bit of a refresher. She had previously been using one of the simple blog templates from Blogger (urgh!) and it just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Due to some annoying issues (Google’s fault), we can’t quite move her blog over to WordPress just yet, so we thought a design refresher would do the trick for now.
Now, just to remind you in case you didn’t already know, I’m not a web developer. I’d consider myself average at best with HTML and CSS, and don’t know much more beyond that. So these were never going to be huge changes, but enough so that it just brought the blog together a little more, more cohesive, and something that Lydia would love and she would be proud of. For now that is. :P
We decided on a soft pastels colour palette to make it easy on the eye, and a fun chevron background that wasn’t too in-your-face. Light and simple. We chose some new fonts and I also made her a quick new logo for her blog banner, which gave it a bit of hand-drawn feel. There were other changes made which may not be as noticeable (like getting rid of those awful borders and shadows around images that Blogger seems to think are the bees knees) which helped tie it all together. Super stoked with how much better the blog looks and it now compliments Lydia’s ever improving photography skills too! So proud of how far she has come with her photography and I’m sure after watching me yesterday she might have learnt a few more blogging/coding tricks too. So check out her lovely baking blog sometime and maybe try out some of her delicious looking recipes!