Thursday, July 24, 2014

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 :)


  1. Ooh, it's so pretty! And so bright and happy! I love it! I desperately need to do my review tab like that sometime soon. :)

  2. Thanks Rachel! (Do people ever call you Rach?) The review tab is so much fun, but it took a while to finish! Actually, I still need to work on it ...

  3. Not often! Rachel's just not a long name, I guess? :)

    I think that's why I haven't done the drop-down! I have a review tab, where it's alphabetical by title, but I'm afraid of how much work the drop-down coding is going to be--not to mention organizing all the reviews by different criteria...

  4. I like the new blog design a lot! The colors work really well together. :)

  5. Thanks, Jenn! I think it's something people will either really like or really hate :p

  6. Great job Amaris! Looks fantastic :) I really like the color combinations!

  7. That looks great!! I love the colors and how fun it looks!

  8. Thank you Sara! I appreciate the design love :)