Posted in Blogging on March 12, 2011
If you’re reading this, then that means you’ve (probably) noticed our new blog design! We started this blog way back in July of 2008 as a way to connect with other like-minded people who share a passion for ideas, blogging, the web and various entrepreneurial adventures.
Since then, TAHC has become something much more… it’s become OUR FACE online. If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning (Lori we love you) you’ll know that it hasn’t been an easy ride, and even to this very day our life on and off the web remains hectic – in a good way!
In the tradition of new beginnings, we decided a new look and feel was long overdue. You’re probably a little surprised at the “non-marketing” look of the new design, but rest assured, how we market this site online was at the forefront of the overhaul “to-do” list.
Since when have done anything conventional on TheAtHomeCouple.com??
The new design was born out of the following inspirations:
- We wanted the new site to have the look and feel of our apartment. So we did a custom arrangement of some of our personal items for the header, snapped a picture and gave it some “texture” in Photoshop.
- We’re both big fans of typography and the magical powers of a great font, whether it’s online or in print. Rather than have a “logo” we opted for a super simple font – can’t tell you which one though!
- It’s all about wood. We’re both second generation hippies, therefor have a super-deep relationship with anything earthly and natural. There’s something comforting about the thought of sitting around a wood table with friends (like at the cottage on a Saturday morning after a late night around the fire) and that is the vibe we attempted to catch with the background texture. It’s like the same feeling you get after an AWESOME cup of coffee (Jay).
- Imagery is essential. Our old theme didn’t have any thumbnail features on the home page, or inner pages for that matter. All of the images had to be input manually, which was a pain sometimes. It was essential that our new theme had robust options regarding images, dynamic resizing and custom thumbnail options.
Choosing a new WordPress theme was not fun, and it took forever, but we’re REALLY excited with the end result!
You can expect the site to show a few more changes over the next couple of days, and if you have any thoughts or suggestions – please let us know!
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