Thursday, May 3, 2012

New face of shyscout

If you haven't noticed...ShyScout had a facelift/total makeover last night. I have been working on the layout for the past week and a half and finally like where it is at. I considered not using the cat/dog illustration in the header but he was just too cute!!

ShyScout Layout #2

I felt like the old ShyScout layout was becoming too cluttered and busy which detracted from the posts. I hope the cleaner look will help solve those problems.

Incase you forgot what the old layout looked like (or you are a new reader - in that case hello there!) here it is:

Original ShyScout layout

While I liked bits and pieces of it, it was time for a change. What do you think of the new layout? Anything you would like to see changed? I am open to constructive criticism. Is there anyway to add another column on google friend connect since they discontinued it? I also need to work on updating my buttons...but that is a project for another day.

I will have to put Thrifted Thursday on hold until I get my camera back. In the mean time I will work on some more thrifting, haha, you don't have to twist my arm!

58 comments:

  1. It looks so nice. I love it!

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  2. Love the design! Really fits you. I don't see anything that needs to be changed.

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    1. Thank you! I wanted something that showed my personality a bit more.

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  3. LOVE the new design and the fact that you added your illustration! It suits you :]

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  4. Very cute!! Love it!! I need to do some re-vamping myself! Thanks for the motivation!!

    Lemanie's Randomness Blog

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    1. :] Ha, of course! Spring cleaning feels good.

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  5. It's great! And the little cat is adorable :)

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  6. Looks fabulous! I need a little clean up too.

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    1. Thanks :] It does feel good to get reorganized again.

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  7. I think it looks great, love the header!

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    1. Thank you :] I think that may be my favorite part.

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  8. Hey, your blog looks amazing. I'm a huge fan of the green/pink/grey combbo and your header image is just too cute. I love changing up my blog sometimes and giving it a facelift, it gets me inspired to blog more as well xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I totally agree. Changing up your blog helps you love it all over again :]

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  9. Awesome re-design! This aesthetic totally fits your blogging style. The cat/dog illustration is adorbs! I love his glasses and bowtie!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you! Tehehe. I was having the hardest time coming up with something I felt looked like me. It is so much easier designing for other people some times.

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  10. I love it! Not that your space isn't always absolutely darling! I think we are all going through a spring cleaning/re-vamp phase right now! Love the changes Doll!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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    1. Thank you! And I agree. Spring cleaning and changes feel great :]

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  11. i like the new look! the old one looked pretty cute, too :)

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  12. Just found your blog via Melon Heart and I must say the first thing I thought was "wow! Awesome header!" before I even saw your post. So, yes, I love the layout!

    Can't wait to read some more. Your blog looks freaking awesome!

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    1. Ha, aw wow. Thank you! I was just one your blog and it is super cute to. I wish I had read this sweet comment before leaving ya a comment. Anywho, can't wait to read more of your posts as well. Hope you're feel better :]

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  13. Tough question, I think both are lovely but I'm really pleased you kept the illustration.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. :] Thank you. He was just too cute (he was my favorite thrift find) and needed to end up somewhere.

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  14. nice, i like the cat/ dog illustration, it it is like little toys you talk about in some of your posts. nice new photo too. sigh i really need to clean up my blog look too, the background is probably really distracting.

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    1. :] I do love cutesy strange toys so I guess it is a good fit, haha. Blogs can have fun, vibrant patterns, etc. I just felt like I was getting lost in my own is all.

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  15. New layout looks amazing babe! Great job! :)

    xx

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  16. I oh I love this. The header is simply darling!!!

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    1. :] I think that is my favorite part. Thank you!

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  17. I love this new look! Everything really does look crisp and fresh! Even the comments section is nice and clean. I also noticed the bottom part of the screen has new stuff that wasn't there before. Wow! Great job, Allison!

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    1. Thank you so much Roni :] It feels so nice to get rid of the clutter.

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  18. I love it! You are so talented, Allison.
    Cutest blog layout ever!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Danielle :]

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  19. I'm new here, but I wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE the new layout...very fresh and cute!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Welcome :] I am so glad you happened to stop by.

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  20. Hi! I'm a new reader! From what I see of the old header, I quite liked it, but you're right about the new one feeling less cluttered. It's nice to have a change now and then as well, freshen things up again :)

    Courtney

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    1. Hello and welcome! It is so nice to have a change of scenery :]

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  21. It looks great! I like the changes you made :)

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  22. Love the new look! Nice work!

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  23. Love love love the new look, and the little drawing especially! Did you draw it yourself? So cute! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes I did. I thrifted the little guy awhile back - he is a bank - and decided to incorporate him in the look :]

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  24. I am in love with the new look. It's so perfect. But I was also in love with the previous one. You are a master and I'm envious!

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    1. Aw. Thank you so much :] It is just too fun making layouts.

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  25. I LOVE the new look! It's very clean and organized :)

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    1. Thanks! I felt like the other one was a wee bit out of control.

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  26. Holy moly, I love this new layout!! :D Have you considered doing blog design for other folks? I'm kind of craving a new look for my blog, but I royally suck at these sorts of things; giiiiiive me your skiiiiills! ;)

    It really is cute, good work m'am!

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