14 December 2012

New Blog Design

14 December 2012
Yep, another blog design change over at White Sky Project
I'm loving this one right now because it's so simple and clean. :)


Screen Cap 1: Small simple header, right sidebar with social icons and About Me widget



Screen Cap 2: Simple post footer (comments and tags); 
Page links and subscription links below About Me widget



Screen Cap 3: GFC Followers widget and Facebook Like box



Screen Cap 4: Two-column layout for links and small ad boxes below the GFC/Facebook boxes



Screen Cap 5: Single column layout for Search widget and tag cloud below links (Screen Cap 4); 
Larger ad boxes can also go below tag cloud



Need help with your blog design? Talk to me! :)

13 November 2012

New Blog Layout and Design

13 November 2012
Tweaked my blog layout and design again! Woot! Here's an overview of what it looks like as of today (November 13, 2012).






05 November 2012

How to move your page tabs or navigation links to the top of your blog page

05 November 2012
As you know, the default location of page tabs in Blogger is either below the header or as links on your sidebar. In this post I will show you how to move your page tabs to the top of your blog page instead of below the header.
Page tabs BELOW header

28 October 2012

How to add an author box at the bottom of your post

28 October 2012
I found several tutorials on adding an author box at the bottom of blog posts and they all involved adding a couple of sets of code to the template HTML. It was only fairly recently that I realized that a simpler way (simpler for me, I mean) would be to use the code for the colored box.

In this post I'll just show you how I created my author box.
Author box below post footer

26 October 2012

How to create colored boxes with image or text inside

26 October 2012
Here's another one of my favorites--colored boxes, which I use all the time when making something stand out in a post or on my sidebar. I usually use this code to feature the book summaries or synopsis of my book reviews on WSP.

Yay for colored boxes!

24 October 2012

Adding social media icons using the code for clickable image

24 October 2012
Including social icons or follow buttons on your blog is pretty much standard these days and you can find a lot of free social media icons sets on the net.

In this post, I'll just share with you a few quick and easy steps on how to add your own social media icons on your blog.

Facebook iconTwitter iconPinterest iconGoogle+ iconGoodreads iconTumblr iconLinkedIn iconRSS iconEmail icon

22 October 2012

Switching to a custom domain

22 October 2012
This is a rehash of this post over at my main blog when I switched to a custom domain.


I've been blogging on my main blog White Sky Project for a few years, and about a couple of years ago I thought it was about time that I own it. I did my research, learned a few things, and finally took the plunge. Basically, here's what I did.


21 October 2012

How to design your blog your way

21 October 2012
This is a rehash of this post from my main blog.

I change the blog layout of my main blog every couple of months or so. I'm always trying to make it look easier on the eyes--mine and yours. And, yes, I do get bored with my blog layout A LOT.

Now, a web designer I am not, though that is definitely on my top 3 of things I want to be, right below published author and just above skilled seamstress. I don't know how to design a blog or website from scratch, but I understand enough about html and I use what little knowledge I have to make a few tweaks here and there. See, you don't need to be a web design wiz in order to come up with a nice and original-looking blog.

In this post, I'm going to let you in on my mad blog designing secrets by taking you through the process of how I come up with a new blog design all by my-"non web designer"-self. *beam*

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