Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Wordpress Design: The Deep End of the Puddle

Before I show you the new after shots, I want to first apologize to anyone who has followed this site recently. Today I tried to follow all of you back, but Google Friend Connect is acting nuts. It won't show my Blogger profile pic or name. I have added my info to the Google forum thread about the issue, but until the issue is fixed, if you see someone following your blog that is just a shadow with no name, that would be me.

Now onto my most recent design. Tracee from Review from Here, my first Wordpress design, has started a new family blog called The Deep End of the Puddle. I forgot to take a before shot again, but for those of you familiar with Wordpress, her before shot looked like that standard default template you get when you first install Wordpress (the 2010 one with the picture of the tree lined road in the header).

As with Tracee's last design, this one builds off of the Atahualpa theme, which is my favorite given all the customizations it allows:

I used Photoshop to do the header and buttons. The buoys are meant to represent each member of Tracee's immediate family in "the deep end of the puddle."

Sometime in the next week or two, I'll be doing another design for Tracee so stay tuned to see how my fourth Wordpress design turns out.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Playing Catch Up

I'm quite a bit behind in posting before and after shots of recent work. I blame one too many weeks out of town for the holidays and one too many weeks sick with a monster cold.

First are some Christmas themed looks I did. Here is the one I did for Books with Bite:

And here is the one I did for The Unread Reader:

Second is my second Wordpress design. I forgot to take a before shot of Dashing for Deals, but here is the after:

Third is the Blogger design I did for The Quirky Bunch. This one I did remember to do a before shot of:

Here is that site's after:

Finally is my latest design for Musings of Me. Here is the before shot:

And here is the after:

(FYI: This one uses stock drawings. Quirky Bunch, The Unread Reader, and Dashing for Deals was handdrawn. Books with Bite was photoshopped.)

I've also done a couple of buttons, but I'll have to try to take some screenshots of them tomorrow.