A few days ago I came across a video tutorial on the basics of awesome blog design by Something Swanky, and I’m so glad I did.
As you can probably see I’ve already started playing around with some of what I learnt and have added a new header and menu bar – (not all of it is fully functional yet as some of it is for new content I haven’t created yet!). I’m going to try and not go too overboard with graphics and constantly changing my design, but there are so many options that I’m getting a little carried away with all the possibilities and trying to create the perfect look for what I want my blog to be (it’s kind of a good thing I don’t have a job at the moment!).
Now most blogs I read already look absolutely amazing and professional, so I may be the last one to the blog design party – but I thought I’d share some of the tools I’ve learnt about so that you can have a play too if you aren’t already.
- Awesome and informative tutorial video by Something Swanky, who also has a beautiful mixture of baking and other blog design tips 🙂
- PicMonkey – great user-friendly photo and image editing software with an awesome range of fonts, colours and overlays
- Image Maps – an online tool for mapping links onto an image, I used this to create the links in my new header – it does all the html for those of us who aren’t fully html literate (I’m learning, but I’m not great)