Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Wonder Forest Wonder Girl


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

So, let's address the elephant in the room- I've had a little change about on my blog. I alluded to it back in THIS blog post and hurrah huzzah, it's had a little makeover.

One of my most comment blog enquiries is, 'How did you get your blog to look the way it did?' and in short, the answer is, I didn't. Dana did.



Dana is a blogger and designer who has transformed this blog into something I liked the look of into something I LOVE the look of and I think she's worth her weight in gold. I'm singing her praises because hopefully those of you who are struggling with customising your blogs will now hop over to her Design Page and see what she's all about.

As well as being a wonderful technical wizz, Dana has written a full ebook. Now, before I read through it, I thought an ebook would be about 8 pages of a word document with some fancy fonts. Wrong. It's a full on proper length book!!! This book is all about blogging and what Dana has learnt and observed on her journey through it. If you are a blogger, are thinking about dipping your toe in the water or are just interested to learn more about this emerging world, definitely give this a looksie. You can find it HERE

Annnnnddd, if you really can't get enough of her (don't lie, you get addicted to people online too), she is on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to boot. What a woman!

So, now you know the secrets of the new look, I hope that helps some of you or removes some of the mystery behind it all because I remember when I started out I found it all very daunting and wished somebody had been a bit more transparent with me.

What blogs do you like for their great design? Feel free to share some of your favourites so we can find new gems to read.




Toodlepip!
xx
 
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56 comments:

  1. Hi Louise. Great recommendation for blog designs. But do you know other designers who offer a much affordable rates? Most of us especially the beginners can't afford $300 designs. Thanks.

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    1. I was going to say the same thing, these designers must make a bomb!

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    2. It's also a bit sad that the $300 price is just the basics, doesn't include the buttons and other graphics yet. If you search custom designs on Etsy, you can get the same quality for a much cheaper price (less than $150)

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    3. Yeah! I think her designs are really cute but it's a bit too pricey! I do admire her job though!
      And I think Louise's blog design fits her personality just right! Happy and bubbly! :)

      www.ellexbelle.blogspot.com

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    4. Her rates seem expensive at first but it truly is a "get what you pay for" situation. I have worked with Dana in the past and although I do my own design stuff now (or try to) the design she made for me was perfect from top to bottom. There were things that she included that most people wouldn't even notice but made everything 100% polished. It's worth the money if you want 100%. Another thing that sets designers like her apart is that she codes the entire thing. Everything lines up because it's all a solid piece and she doesn't use image maps. Coding the whole thing also means that your design is one of a kind and not a free template with some of the graphics changed.

      I use a free template now and just customize it, because I'm trying to learn....but if I didn't care about learning html and wanted a top notch, best of the best design; Dana would be my first stop. Plus she's a doll and super professional.

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    5. I used a girl called peaches and cream designs and hers are really nice and cheaper! she did the sunday girl's blog and a few others :) x

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  2. I'd love to have my own blog design - I use the templates but I am considering buying one of her ready-made designs :)

    Amylaurenblog.blogspot

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  3. After a lot of struggle with HTML I got my blog the way I like it- though yours looks AMAZING! xx

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  4. Finding free minimalistic blogger templates is surprisingly difficult. I'm quite jealous of yours! Its really cute.

    www.rosesonnoses.blogspot.com

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  5. Well that about took me 2 minutes to read a few reviews and buy...downloading it to my kindle as we speak...err, as I type.
    Can't wait to read it in my...well, any free time I find in the next few weeks!

    mysmallrayofsunshine.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks so much for recommending that ebook ;) I just started my own classic film blog last year, and I know this book will come in handy! xoxo

    http://bwallover.blogspot.ca/

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  7. I designed my own blog, but it's just a customized wordpress theme! I love it, though. http://www.itsalina.com

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  8. I offer design services :) you can contact me on my blog. Its FREE!


    ♥ Anusha

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    1. what a kind offer. your blog design is wonderful! i will be in touch shortly, as im only using my phone.

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  9. I love Dana and her work, she's amazing! :) I also adore Den of Thieves (http://denofthievesdesigns.blogspot.ca/) run by two lovely ladies, Tanya and Allison, for more minimalistic but cute designs!

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.ca/

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  10. I love your new design Louise!!

    I would LOVE IT if some of you guys would come and check my blog out!! :D xx

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/lazy-sundays-hashtag-life.html

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  12. Dana's work is amazing! :) I always do my designs and layouts on myself, but sometimes I wish I had a person for all the HTML stuff.
    When I struggle with HTML, I always go to this websites:
    http://www.copypastelove.org/
    http://www.blogbulk.com/
    http://kleine-blogger-hilfe.blogspot.de/

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  13. She is so good! Your new design is so nice xx

    thread-through.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. i love how pretty your blog is!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Aw I love waking up to a post! Lovely :)

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  17. I've been on her blog every now and then and she has amazing stuff! A blog designer like myself can only look up to what she's doing because her designs are the best!!

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  18. Your blog looks amazing!! I would love my own custom design but unfortunately can't afford any of wonder forests beautiful designs x

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. What an amazing woman, I am so envious that she is so clever.... xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Looks amazing!

    CHECK OUT MY BLOG!


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  21. Love your new look its fab. My blog was designed by my son and I love it
    Www. Jollyjillys.blogspot.com

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  22. I got my blog designed by Dana! I love the look of my blog now but must say the cost is high!

    Check out my layout at
    Fatzee.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the look of your blog :) I hardly know anything about blog design, but I designed my own blog and I'm happy with it :) Wish I knew more about all the codes though haha! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Hi Sprinkle of Glitter...your post couldn't have come at a better time. I am just starting my own blog http://milliemagpie.blogspot.co.uk/ after being inspired by you and your blogging buddies and this is really going to help me out! If you can have a look at my blog it would be great :) New post is going up in the next say or so x x

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  25. Her blog designs are truly stunning! I love yours, Zoe's & my pal Meg's from the blog Wonderful You - they are full of intricate detail and prettiness!! Xx.

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  26. I love your blog design, she does such nice ones! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I really like her designs - and the one on your blog as well. But I just wouldn't pay so much even though I kind of want to, haha. :-)

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  28. The design of your blog is amazing, it's a real shame its so expensive for a custom design! I'd love to learn html etc too!

    xx
    www.lisatakespictures.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I really like the design of your blog. Sadly id never pay that much for a custom design. :)


    www.larzall.blogspot.com

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  30. I love love love your new blog! Definitely going to hop over and check Dana out now!

    Www.alexandralaurenrose.blogspot.com

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  31. I love your design, however I like to customize my own blog and feel its more personal to me that way, but I can see why you had Dana to do yours it looks fabulous!

    Charlotte xxx

    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. This post has come just at the right time for me, thanks so much Louise! Great post and loving the new look site too.

    Daure xx
    The Nook

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  33. Dana is one of my favourite bloggers! She's so talented :) Love the layout Louise! xx

    seeking--serendipity.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks for the great link, Louise. The book looks amazing, downloading now ...!
    I've just started a blog this month and have really been enjoying experimenting with the HTML ... Although I have a long way to go yet..
    Dana is so very talented!
    http://www.elephantsnever4get.com

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  35. Wow her designs are flipping amazing!

    http://geekypinkness.blogspot.ca/

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  36. Yay, love the fact that she's on YouTube too!!

    I would LOVE IT if some of you guys would come over to my blog and check it out? I would mean the WORLD to me if you would follow too!! :D xx

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/no-offence-hashtag-life.html

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  37. I love Dana, her youtube tutorials are amazing!

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  38. Your blogdesign looks fantastic! I have also linked and posted a tiny bit about your blog on my blog, feel free to have a little look! :) http://qnina.blogg.no

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  39. Love Dana's blog and love her even more for uploading design tutorials!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  40. Your blog is really beautiful and is one of my favourites :)

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  41. I set up my blog very recently and only began designing it today. I couldn't figure out why all the 'well known' ones were sooo damn pretty, but I think i've got it where I want it ! Takes a lot of time and effort!

    http://cocochannell.blogspot.ie/

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  42. Ive been thinking about Re-vamping my blog, but ive heard they are very costly. Not sure what to do really..

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Your blog is probably the prettiest blog out there, Dana did a great job, well done!! :D

    http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. It looks great :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  45. I love your blog layout... it's so cute :D
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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