Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Design confession

So you might have noticed that my blog has a pretty basic design, and there is just one reason for that. I'm not making a statement, this isn't one of those "it doesn't matter hat it looks like, as long as the content is good" kind of things. It's this... I am practically computer illiterate. I've looked at about a million tutorials on how to create a good design, and work through all the HTML and stuff, yet even the ones stated to be the easiest just make my brain go...

I get serious design envy too. There are some people I follow who have the most amazing looking blogs, full of pages upon pages of information about them, with gadgets and widgets I could only dream of having on mine. I know some people pay others to design theirs for them, but unfortunately I am also pretty skint most of the time, probably because any spare money tends to go on about a million books!

So is it just me, or does anyone else find even the idea of doing your own design make you want to live under a rock?


  1. I have very little knowledge when it comes to HTML and design coding - I can tweak small things, but there is no way, at this moment in time, I would try to make an entire blog design lol. Wouldn't even know where to start..

    I know just what you mean when you talk about "design envy"! SO many amazing designs out there!! If you like the sort of simple-yet-efficient kind of designing my blog has right now, I'd take a look at Twenty-One Designs. They do great work, are very pleasant to work with, and do all of their designs for free. They have a portfolio you can check out, and also testimonials from previous clients. Can't ask for more. :)

  2. I'm a new follower!

    I think it's easier designing your own blog design than you think, mine is pretty basic though but I've made everything myself and I just now you have to have an open <> in the beginning and a closed in the end ... But I love working with my blog design!
    I think you should to make a second blog which you set to private and play around with some HTML. Btw, have you tried code academy? You can learn a bunch!

    AmandaEmma @ Little Miss Reader