I just couldn’t befriend the other deign that I had, so I’ve changed it again. I guess the other one with that black widget bar was just too much, and it annoyed me a lot that I couldn’t shorten the posts and make a ‘read more…’ link. I hope this one will grow on me, but it needs a few changes. I’ve already completed some, and you can read about it here.
‘Related’ topics to the one you’re reading now have thumbnails. I think it just looks better, and catches the eye as opposed to just plain text.
I’ve gotten rid of the double drop-downs in the menu. I see no reason for them to be there when I don’t have a ton of sites for brushes and personality tests. The menu looks cleaner now.
The guestbook has been removed, as it hasn’t been used in a long time, and when it was actually used, it was mainly for advertising peoples own sites, which is not why I made it.
The site for link exchanges has been removed, but if you’re already affiliated with me through this exchange, your link is now in the footer. The reason that I removed the site is because it reeled in false traffic, and was not really used. The link in the widget has also been removed of course. This doesn’t mean that I am not willing to accept new link exchanges. You just have to write me elsewhere.
To replace the guestbook, I’ve added a chatbox. You can use it for short messages, link exchange applications, or whatever you feel like. Abuse of the box will result in a ban though.
I’ve decided to leave the social icons green, as I think it’s a nice contrast to the pink, and they pop a little more. That’s why I’ve also made all links green.
Under shop, there’s a noticeable difference, as I’ve deleted my old way of linking the shops that I have, and now link products directly. It’s only a fraction of what is available, but I think it gives a better and more interesting experience. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but never got around to it.
Should you see something that looks odd about the new design, or have any comments about it, feel free to let me know!