Testing Blog Re-Design … 1, 2, 3?

Well, if all goes as planned, this will be my first post on my redesigned blog.

If you’re a Twenty Four At Heart subscriber, I hope you’ll click through your reader to see what’s new!

I also hope you’ll be patient with me as I learn how things work in my new digs.  (It turns out, there are a lot of new things for me to learn!)

So, what’s new?

 Photo of Laguna Beach, taken this week.

Well, my new blog banner will be rotating various photos I’ve taken.

Hopefully this exciting new change will keep us all from being bored.  (I’ve been very, very, bored with my blog header.  I also don’t have the patience to make new ones, so this solves that problem!)

I still have some work to do on my sidebar, but you don’t mind if those changes happen gradually – do you?

It’s now easier to peruse photos by clicking on the “Photography” tab in the navigation bar.  By clicking on the Photography tab, you get to see a page of photo thumbnails.  If a photo piques your curiousity, you can click on it and it will take you right back to the post it was originally in.  It makes for a fun and convenient way to get caught up if you’ve missed a post.

For those of you who like to purchase photos (or just like to view them in a cool gallery), you can now click Purchase Photos (the curled page corner).  It’s located on the top right hand corner of the blog.  Clicking on Purchase Photos will take you right into my new photo site.  And no, clicking that tab does not obligate you to buy anything.  You can just look.  (Sort of like window shopping?)  The galleries allow you to view my more popular photos in a larger format.

Pretty convenient, easy, and much nicer for image viewing too!

As I learn what I’m doing, I’m sure there will be other minor changes too.

I feel like a baby learning to walk . . .

One step at a time, right?

Thank you for your patience –

I really hope you like my new “home.”

11 Responses to “Testing Blog Re-Design … 1, 2, 3?”

  1. Jenn in Tenn

    Clicked through from Google Reader…looks great!

  2. KirstyB

    Love your new digs!! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the rotating banner in action!!

  3. Jan's Sushi Bar

    I love it!! I certainly understand about getting bored with how your blog design/header – that’s why I change mine every month!

  4. Missy

    Love, love, love the rotating banner! The site looks beautiful and easy to navigate.

  5. Erica

    There seem to be fewer photographs for sale. I thought that clicking on them in the older posts might take me to a sales page, but I just get a 404 error. Are the older ones no longer available?

  6. bri

    I love that in my Google Reader, your posts come up as being written by ‘shaggerty’ (my 12 year old boy brain, I know, I know. LOL)

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