Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Look!

I've been wanting a new look for the blog for quite a while now. I kept visiting various blog designers websites and looking enviously at what they have to offer. Unfortunately, being a stay at home mom I just don't have money of my own to pay someone to redesign Library Girl Reads for me. I was really afraid to try doing it myself too because my HTML coding is pretty rusty and I didn't want to totally mess things up.

Tonight I was poking around a bit and discovered some new templates. I loved that I could see exactly how the blog would look before I applied them so after playing around, I decided on this one. I really like the wider sidebar on the right and the additional columns it gives me. The bookish background is also a huge plus since I really wasn't finding anything in the designers' free offerings that was book related.

I'd love to hear what you think of the new look! I'm sure I'll be playing around with it some more but I think this is a great start to a blog makeover. If you are reading this in a feed reader or by email, I'd love to have you stop by and check it out.

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  1. I like your new look. I may have to look at the new templates on blogger myself.


  2. Great new look. I have been going back and forth about changing the layout/template of my blog. Like you, I don't really want to spend money on it and have been looking into different templates. Did you use blogger to do this?

    Always With a Book

  3. Kristin, yes this was right on Blogger. I found it under a new link called 'design' that had some basic templates and then different variations on them. It was great because I could see a preview of exactly what the blog would look like before applying it!

  4. It looks great!!!!

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  7. Aren't the new designs in Blogger fun? I just redesigned mine this past weekend (during Bloggiesta) with them. I like your new look - not like I knew what the other look was, as I'm visiting here for the first time from the Book Blogger Hop at crazy-for-books. Am enjoying your blog ...


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