Tuesday, August 2, 2011

me: blog header

I love to work on my blog design.  I wish I knew more about academic design principles, but I don't.  I do know that I am drawn to simplicity, minimalism, vintage, and things that are lined up.  I've always loved simple things.  My wedding colors were white and taupe.  (In retrospect the wedding probably could have used a little more color.)

During my blog updating flurry, I removed a lot of clutter from my sidebar, created a separate tutorial library page, and changed my blog header.  I'd still not totally in love with where my blog landed design-wise, but at some point the carpal tunnel set in and I called it a day.

Here's a reminder of what my blog header used to look like:

Here are some drool-worthy blog headers that I admire:

Angela Hardison:  This header is so simple and beautiful.  It looks positively effortless.  The photography on this blog is pretty amazing too.

Petite Hermine:  I just love this sweet little drawing.  I love love love this blog's striped background also (and I usually think that it's hard to improve on plain old white.)

Her Library Adventures:  A beautiful photo and some text drew me to this blog header.

Smile Monsters:  Simple and colorful.  I need to learn how to do this.

Ballpoint + Pen:  Aren't these wood grain letters cool?

What inspires you in blog design?


Kelly @ Run With Glitter said...

I love all of those!!!!

etherealflowers said...

lovely all of them! i could spam a little telling you i have designer shop on etsy where i sell blog and shop banners but i won't *cough*


Vicki K. said...

I like simple too - and there's nothing better that ric-rac. Well, except red ric-rac!

Meg said...

I just found your site and I think it's really, really great. Nice and clean and the font's nice, too. I'll be stopping back often! [not least because, uncannily, we have the same name, we're both bloggers and I also have carpal tunnel! weird!]xoxo

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