November 11, 2013 separator Blogging

Welcome to the new Shrimp Salad Circus! Look around, and let me know what you think!
I know I said this was happening Friday, but I’m really bad at committing to a final decision. BUT without further ado, I’d like to officially unveil the new, modern, clean, prettyfied Shrimp Salad Circus. If you’re reading this from a feed, click through to stop by and check it out.

I hope you like the new look. I know a lot of people were pretty attached to the old design, but I needed a change. I wanted a cleaner, simpler look, and I’ve finally found something I love.

I started with a template from La Designerie and then spent the past month  changing it a little at a time until I had it just how I wanted. Katrina’s CSS tutorials at Pugly Pixel were invaluable as I mucked through the process. Another great resource that I go back to over and over is W3Schools. They have a great ‘try it out’ feature to test the coding in real-time as you learn what you’re doing.
Okay, now that that sounds like an awards show acceptance speech, I’m ready to call it a day. Take a peek around at all the new elements, and let me know what you think in the comments!


  1. Lookin’ good! I’m halfway through my own “spring cleaning” for my blog (It’s ok, it’s actually spring here) It feels good to remove the clutter, huh?!

  2. I really like it! I love the hover over image for Shrimp Salad Circus – the subtle dot shift. I also like your “Pin this” etsy roll overs. They look like little watercolor brush strokes. The fonts modern too. The only thing I’d say is that I don’t feel like there’s cohesion in the top and bottom. The top bar font is really small and the bottom row (with sewing 101, etc) is larger and in a different font and is also a different size on the page. i don’t know, that part just doesn’t seem to line up for me. but really, really good job! i bet you learned a ton of css and html doing this yourself!

  3. Very nice redesign! Although there were things about the old one I liked, it was looking a little cluttered. This is a really nice, clean job! Congrats!

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