Friday, March 18, 2011

New Blog Design - What Do You Think?

As you can all see, I've once again redesigned my blog. This is the third or fourth time I've done it and I am sorry to say I didn't get screen shots of the first two designs but what do you think of the new look?

Before March 17, 2011

After March 17, 2011

If you like the new design, do you think it would be better if the sidebar background was a shade of gray rather than the same black as the main posts background?

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Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

8 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

yes, I think it should be gray....at least give it a try for a few weeks.

Linda Pruitt said...

I agree with fabrique. Try the gray for a while. All the black seems to take away from the creativity. But I do like it better than the previous background.

Giggles and Fur said...

Hi :) I would like to say that your site looks amazing but I also agree with the 3 others that it should be gray. Keep up the great work :)

Juanita Tortilla said...

Well, the black background in general gives the images a pop.

As someone who is familiar with blogspot and its sidebars, I am a little indifferent about making it grey (as opposed to black), since I tend to look at both panels.
If a new visitor visits, and you want to draw his/her attention to the sidebar, then, perhaps a different colour might do the trick.
Just my modest opinion.

My blog's all-white, and I think no one is drawn to the sidebar, unless you tell them to.

:)
Have a good weekend now.

Juanita

chic chix and champagne said...

I also prefer this one to the other with orange, yes for the lighter background. Going to go check out some of your blog list.
Alysen.

Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...

LOL - You will make even more changes before you are satisfied. I think I went through about 20 revisions!

I Personally I do not like the black - I do not think it is inviting and it makes the other elements harder on the eyes. (Just my 2 cents!)

Good luck!

nileandjess said...

I love your blog design. With the darker background, your pictures & text POP!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
-Jess @ Our Side of Paradise
nileandjess.wordpress.com

Beth said...

I definitely like the new layout - it lets the posts themselves stand out more, and, yes, I like the sidebar in gray :)