I am so excited to show you the new site design! After weeks spent elbow-deep in HTML and CSS, I think I’m finally done. I substantially changed the feel of the blog with a new color scheme and new graphics (all created by me). I also added some exciting features.
The Blog Sale Database
Here you’ll find a spreadsheet of blog sales with information like seller location, brands being sold, and where the seller ships to. Right now you can only search by pressing CTRL+F, however I have plans in the works for an embedded search bar. There’s also a link that will let you submit info for a new blog sale entry.
The Header Widget
Here you’ll find links to my main social media accounts and a search bar.
I wanted to make the most useful posts easily accessible, so I put them into tabs in the sidebar. Tab 1 lists upcoming MAC collections, Tab 2 list upcoming collections from other brands, and Tab 3 lists the most viewed posts.
Post Rating Buttons
This is a quick way for you to give feedback on each post. Click Love It if you’re excited about the product(s), or Leave It if you think what I’m writing about is a dud. Ratings are really helpful because they let me know which things I should write more about and which I should skip in the future. Plus, it’s cool to see what other people are saying!
The last part is just a navigation change. If you hover over Reviews in the top bar, you’ll see a dropdown menu. By Brand will take you to a linked list of brands I’ve written about. By Product Type will take you to a page with different types of products.
So for example, if you want to find cream blush reviews you would hover over Reviews, click By Product Type, then click Cream Blush. You could also search for cream blush at the top of the page.
The new design has just gone live, so there will probably be glitches for a few days. If you find a problem (or if there’s an aspect of the design you love/hate), please leave a comment or send me an email! Just be gentle if you’re telling me you hate something