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21 responses to “New Design!”

  1. Jim Gaudet

    Everything is great. I really like the idea of not having anything on the sides. If I didn’t just re-do my site, I think I would go with something like this.

    I am sure we will see some sort of clickable pop out on the sides.

    The only thing I would do is add some hover effects to the social buttons in the social bar and the big ones above the comments. Like 50% opacity or something, that’s pretty norm

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Thanks Jim. Yeah, I’ve been considering adding a side pop out. For now I’ll leave it as is until I decide on what I’d want that pop out to do.

      I originally had a hover effect that made the icons bounce but dropped it as it was a bit distracting and wasn’t super smooth. But you’re absolutely right, it needs to be a bit more dynamic. I’ll play around with it a bit.

  2. Ahmad

    That’s agreat canging bro. U’ve good works, It looks so nice.

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Thanks Ahmad. Glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  3. Justin Wright

    I’m a big fan of the clean and simple look. It’s so much easier on the eyes compared to some of the blogs I come across that have every widget known to man running on their sidebars.

    Awesome design!

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Thanks Justin. I too have seen the infinite widget designs and they were a reason for going in the other direction. Glad you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  4. Dave Brown

    Lol, now i’m always gonna wonder what you were going to do with that keyboard shot. Thanks for the shout out. I just redesigned my blog for a lot of the same reasons. Check it out and lemme know what you think. I really needed to be able to put larger images in my blog, so that’s a lot of the reason for the redesign. I liked it so much that now I’m redesigning my whole website to be a little more like my blog. I think my website is currently just a little too dark, so I’m having to go through and change a lot of stuff. Anyways I like the new look. The header bar is a good idea. You should make your recent commentors name links to their site as one suggestion. And I think it’s hilarious that when you describe the new content section you use an image where the only legible text is a big red “FAIL”… HILARIOUS. (prolly not intentional, but still hilarious.)

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Got to keep some suspense going here Dave. πŸ˜‰

      I really, really like the new blog design. I’d agree with you that you should port your new blog design to the rest of the site. The lighter colors really help bring out the colors of the images and in general is just much easier on the eyes. Good job Dave!

      I’ll see if I can make the name in the footer link to each bloggers’ site. That’s a great idea!

      LOL, the fail image was definitely not intentional, just a capture of the latest posts. I just had a good laugh myself.

      1. Denver Engagement Photographer

        Well I finally got my site redesign up. And it’s a good thing, too because i was just starting to reach my limit on motivation for actually getting it done. I’m sure that now I’ve redesigned my whole site google will f**k me for a little while, but I’m hopefull that all the things that I did for SEO will help me to start kicking booty on the keywords that I really want to be found for. Tell me what you think of the footer on the main site, It has the last 3 blog posts that I wrote. I think that should help all my pages look fresh and new everytime that google comes a crawlin. It’s a good thing I know c# otherwise it never would have happened. Anyways lemme know what you think.

        1. Adam Pieniazek

          Ooooh, pretty new design Dave!

          For the footer, anything you can do to pump in fresh content and internal link helps.

          Have you seen SEOmoz’s Search Engine Ranking Factors report?

          It’s quite helpful at figuring out which parts of SEO to really focus on. I reference it all the time. As for the redesign affecting SEO, if anything I’ve seen Google like new designs. Have seen a little bit of a spike here with the new design, though that might be because it loads quicker and focuses on content (or just random coincidence).

          1. Denver Engagement Photographer

            Thank for that link. That’s really helpful. I had never seen that before. Here’s a link for you, it’s called website grader, and That’s what i’ve been referencing along with a ton of other stuff.


            I think after the redesign I went from a 47 to an 89 or something.

            1. Adam Pieniazek

              Website Grader is cool, the company that runs it, HubSpot, is based here so they get extra points for being in Boston.

              Nice jump up in Grader buddy!

              I just wouldn’t follow all of their tips but rather us it as a guide. For instance they tell me I have too many photos, but meh, I like having images on my site and they’re small enough.

              I’m at a 99.4 right now. πŸ™‚

            2. Denver Engagement Photographer

              99.4 … dizzamn. Nice work man I think the largest jump is the fact that it found my blog and added that to the score, as opposed to what it was doing before where it wasn’t capable of finding my blog. On another random note, there wasn’t a reply button at the bottom of your comment, so I had to reply to this one? Maybe a bug, or is there a limit to the number of replies in your new theme.

  5. Shareef Defrawi

    I think the new design is really clean. Very nice – functional and stylish.

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Thanks Shareef. Glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  6. carla | green and chic

    I love your new design and the header that stays at the top of the page. I don’t think I never seen that before!

    1. Adam Pieniazek

      Well, I’m certainly not the first to use a fixed header Carla but I’m glad I was able to introduce you to the concept. πŸ™‚

      I think as long as it’s kept small and functional it can be a very positive aspect of a design. I’ve seen a few that are huge and filled with bloat that make reading the page really tough though so moderation is key.

      Thanks for the compliment on the new look!

  7. Ganhardinheiro Rendaextra

    That’s agreat canging bro. U’ve good works, It looks so nice.

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    Nice work πŸ™‚
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  9. Prenajom chaty

    Nice design! So enough space.. like it!

  10. ejay

    Good design.. never seen such headers for blogs. It has a stylish look especially the comments box which saves space. Keep up the ood work..