art & design


I was on Tin‘s blog today and thought “Wow, I really hate how this looks.” I can say that and not offend Tin, since I was the one who last tweaked her template anyway.

Bored, miserable, and trying to keep my mind off these Mrs. Fields gift baskets (the sugar cravings have been off the hook lately), I sent her an IM asking if I could change her blog’s look. Two hours later, I had this:

Clean, simple, yummy colors, and my current favorite font (Bebas Neue). I couldn’t get Cufon for Blogger/Blogspot to work, but I might give it another go one of these days (Google Font library and Kernest don’t have Bebas Neue). Eventually, I would like to come up with a logo of sorts for her blog, something that will constantly be there with every face change. I need one of those for this blog, too, actually. Perhaps mine could be a cat with an ampersand.

The perks of having a web designer (who needs to work on her portfolio) for a friend!

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  • Reply teeyah August 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    You are such a sweet friend! And I love the layout you did for her, very clean and cute!

  • Reply tiff August 11, 2011 at 3:52 am

    That layout is indeed, yummy. It’s simple, cute and soft.

    You’re a good friend. Though, I can’t help but think how funny it could’ve went had it gone a different way:

    Friend: Wow, this new layout looks amazing! Thank you! I love it, I’m going to use it!
    Helga: Now that’ll be fifty dollars.

    May we also see a “before” screenshot?

  • Reply Katze August 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    love, love, love the layout you made for your friend!
    wish there was something like that for wordpress!

  • Reply The Average Jane August 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    The layouts nice. Very simple and clean. =)

  • Reply Larry August 12, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Good job, fren!

  • Reply Monique August 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Fontsquirrel has Bebas Neue :-)

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