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New Site Design!

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It’s up! I can’t believe it. I’ve been wanting to do this for months. I really wanted to post tonight but I just don’t have it in me after uploading the new design.

Let me just say real quick, my weekend was a good balance between active and relaxing. I’m feeling TONS better emotionally and physically. I got in a nice long run. Hung out with my boys and even recorded a video for GreenLiteBites.

As for the design… refresh and you should get a new random image for the header. The idea behind the design is simple, clean, and personable. What do you think? Like it? Hate it? I’d love your feedback!



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Discussion

There are 61 comments so far.

    Marlena

    April 18, 2010

    Looks great! I agree, it is cleaner & simpler. Not busy like the other one. And I love how there’s a different random pic each time. :)

    Rebeca

    April 18, 2010

    I LOVE it… the pic of you and the hubs kissing is so cute :)

    Colleen

    April 18, 2010

    I love it, Roni! Nice job :)

    Emily

    April 18, 2010

    I love it! I think more and more – blogs can get so packed with good info but they aren’t always easy to navigate. I love this back-to-basics-but-personal approach. A+

    maria @ Chasing the Now

    April 18, 2010

    I like it. I enjoy the designs where the header image changes. Keeps life interesting! :D

    Ashley

    April 18, 2010

    I like it! Looks crisp and clean. I like simplicity!

    Louis Biggie

    April 18, 2010

    Love it, Roni! Very cool.

    Kat

    April 18, 2010

    Looks Great :) Love the random pictures on the header.

    Christie

    April 18, 2010

    I like the simplicity and the changing headers. I clicked refresh like a zillion times so I could see them all LOL :)

    Misty

    April 18, 2010

    I love it! Very simple, which is always good.

    Cindy Hanson

    April 19, 2010

    Supercute! I love that your site has evolved with your changing lifestyle!

    Lori H

    April 19, 2010

    Slick design! I like it; I’m all for simple.

    Justine

    April 19, 2010

    Aw, sorry Roni.. I kinda like the old one better. Will still keep coming back for inspiration of course!

    tj

    April 19, 2010

    I like the new look a lot! It’s cleaner looking…if that makes sense. lol :) Glad you are doing better & had a good weekend too! xoxo

    Evilwoman

    April 19, 2010

    Love the new look Roni!! Love the different pics when I refresh the page! Love it all!! I have to admit though, I’m going to miss the old look. BUT change is good! Glad you had a good weekend!

    liz

    April 19, 2010

    love it!

    Rina

    April 19, 2010

    Don’t like stark white hospital designs. More color please? Love the changing photos :)

    Natalie

    April 19, 2010

    Love this Roni. So fresh and peaceful looking. I too clicked refresh loads of times to see all your header pics!

    d

    April 19, 2010

    I love it! Its simple and easy to read and a lot less busy than the old one…very similar to your very first blog set up back in the day w/ the white background and the green lettering on the header you used to have… can’t believe ive been following your blog for as long as I have!

    Nicole of NB-in-MG

    April 19, 2010

    LOVE THE NEW SITE DESIGN!!! AWESOME!!!!!!

    Nicole of NB-in-MG

    April 19, 2010

    OH!!! I just saw that the pictures change in the header!!! way cool!!! it’s even AWESOMER!!!

    Shay

    April 19, 2010

    Roni… love your site regardless of color/layout! Glad you are feeling a little bit better, and am wishing you a wonderful new week!

    Diana

    April 19, 2010

    I like it! :)

    crazylady

    April 19, 2010

    Really like it Roni! Great work!

    MizFit

    April 19, 2010

    love the site
    Im working on the same thing and its the one place where I feel ready and PUMPED FOR CHANGE!

    Patty

    April 19, 2010

    I like the simplicity, but I do have to say I miss the area withthe recent comments, that often caught my eye since your readers often have good info to share.

    roni

    April 19, 2010

    Rina – I was worried about the white but I needed a cleaner look. I’ll probably add color now and then. That’s easy. :) Thanks for the feedback!

    roni

    April 19, 2010

    Patty – I’m glad you said that. I liked them too but I needed to simplify things. I have been considering a recent comments page that can showcase full comments from readers from a cross sections of posts.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Michelle

    April 19, 2010

    I like change. Makes me feel like I found something new and I love finding new things.

    Nia

    April 19, 2010

    Love it too!!!

    Sue

    April 19, 2010

    I LOVE the new design! The header pics are great!

    Janie

    April 19, 2010

    It looks awesome!! Crisp and clean and I love the header:)

    Karen@WaistingTime

    April 19, 2010

    I like it and the header is too cool:)

    love2eatinpa

    April 19, 2010

    love it! can’t wait to see the random photos as the header. and wow, you are a great designer!

    andrea.

    April 19, 2010

    Well, I hope I don’t get lynched for saying this, but I don’t really like the new look. I mean, there’s nothing offensive about it, but to me it just looks like the standard blogger/wordpress templates that everyone uses. The old layout felt more ‘designed’ and therefore more professional — to me, anyway! But if the simple look is what you’re craving right now, then by all means — It’s not like I will stop coming by and reading! :D

    roni

    April 19, 2010

    Won’t lynch you I promise. :) You hit the nail on the head when you said “if the simple look is what you’re craving right now”
    Exactly what what I’m craving. My old design kept getting added to and added to and I needed a fresh clean slate.

    shandy (@webgals)

    April 19, 2010

    LOVE the new site. Very clean!

    Lori

    April 19, 2010

    Looks good! The different pictures are very cute. Nice and easy to navigate. Keep up the great work. Glad you are feeling better.

    BigTickles

    April 19, 2010

    Love it..as always..

    At first I thought I came to the wrong site; I said to myself, WHO CHANGED MY BOOKMARK?!?!?!

    Then I said..hmmm..that looks like Roni …duh me!

    Agnes

    April 19, 2010

    I love it Roni. Very fresh and clean, although your old one wasn’t bad either. But I like this new one!

    KIm

    April 19, 2010

    I love the new look. The white colour does look much cleaner and the layout is pretty easy to use.
    I like the new pictures at the top of the page too.

    KCLAnderson (Karen)

    April 19, 2010

    The personal pictures make it!! Love it :-)

    Paige

    April 19, 2010

    It looks great!

    Lola Fierce

    April 19, 2010

    Ok, I kind of liked the other one, but I do appreciate the simplicity of this one. However, I like Arial type fonts (sans serif, right?)…and that’s probably the thing that bugs me the most about it. Sorry.

    Its also sort of bugging me that some of the font is san serif (like your about and your footnotes) and some of it is serif (like the title and the comments, etc).

    I know this is sort of a personal preference of mine, so sorry for the comment. Of course, I’m going to always read you ANYWAY so it doesn’t matter what it looks like.

    Laura Cunnington

    April 19, 2010

    I like the new design a lot :)

    Chelsea

    April 19, 2010

    I’m on your email list, so I don’t see your actual site very often. I had to come check it out when your post said it was new. I like it. It’s fresh and clean. Very appropriate “spring cleaning-ish”!

    Colette

    April 19, 2010

    LOVE IT! I love the clean, clear look. It was actually calming to look at – weird, I know. Easy on the eyes, easy to read, and intuitive to navigate. Love it!

    Nikki Moon

    April 19, 2010

    Alittle too much white for me. Makes me see how dirty my laptop screen is which is a reminder to clean it. And the photo header a fuzzy photo for me , even after I cleaned the screen. Maybe its a Mac issue, I dunno but the other photos are clear.

    Sorry to complain, I love you and your site anyways.

    roni

    April 19, 2010

    Lola Fierce – Different fonts for different reasons. :) No need to apologize your opinions! Thanks for the feedback!

    roni

    April 19, 2010

    And you too Nikki! No need to apologize. If I didn’t want the truth I wouldn’t have asked.

    As for the fuzzinesss. Some are. I was going for the home photos snap shot kind of look. Guess it’s working. ;)

    Thanks for feedback!

    LOVE IT!!!

    Anna

    April 19, 2010

    I love it! It looks great… cleaner and easier to navigate I think. Great job Roni!

    Laura

    April 19, 2010

    Maybe you could just soften the white or add a very light tint? It’s a great new design – very, very professional and clean. That bright white is just a little too bright – gives a little headache…

    amanda

    April 19, 2010

    I love it!!

    Sarah

    April 19, 2010

    Love it! Maybe a background color but it’s great! :)

    Yum Yucky

    April 19, 2010

    Lovin’ it! and the random photo header is super sweet.

    Nina

    April 20, 2010

    You are totally right about simplifying/cleaning your site, sometimes spring cleaning is even good for websites! ;) But I really miss the green, I am sorry. :.( Apart from this I really like it.

    Carrie

    April 20, 2010

    I LOVE it Roni!!! It’s wonderful. I’ve been a long long time reader of yours though I rarely post. The make over is very refreshing and I love that the pictures change. Hugs!

    Charlie Hills

    April 21, 2010

    It’s too bad these folks didn’t get to see how awesome the other designs were, Ron. :)

    Jenn Barley

    April 22, 2010

    It looks great — but I really wish the photos were clear — you always have such great photography :)

    roni

    April 22, 2010

    Thanks Jen… The photos are snapshots from the web cam of moments I shared.. some of them at least… kind of hard to take “good” pictures of myself. ;)