I have been planning to redesign my blog for quite some time now, so I'm really excited to finally share it with you all! Although I love a good minimalistic layout, I wanted to add something bright and fun. Yellow was not my first choice as a background color, but I like the way it looks with the turquoise. The bit of magenta came a little later :)
- Updated tabs — I thought it would be fun to create a drop down menu for easy access to all my reviews. You can search by author, title, rating, genre and even page count.
- Disqus comments — I never realized that you need some sort of account (whether it's Google or Wordpress) to comment on Blogger, so this widget definitely make things a little easier for everyone to leave a message.
- Sidebar icons — Instead of leaving my links at the end of each post, clickable icons are now placed in the sidebar.
- Pineapple ratings — To match the yellow background, I chose to replace the boring star ratings with pineapples. I think this spices things up a little!
Other than that, everything is generally the same. I'll be adding a lot of new features and changing the format of my wrap ups in the next couple of months, so look forward to that.
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think about the new design :)