Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sneak Peek: New Photo Layouts

Today I share the last piece of the redesign. My goals for the redesign were to better represent the theme of the blog and to bring elements from the past into today. The new look accomplishes these goals.
Masthead and Layout Inspiration
This past fall I took a few classes focused on content marketing: Holly Becker's Blogging Your Way Bootcamp, Braid Creative's Shape Up Your Content, and Alt Channel's Content is King. These classes shaped the redesign.

Each class recommended that bloggers not try to be all things to all people, that they focus on what they enjoy and can see doing for a while to come and on what they do well. The redesigned look of the blog will reflect a focus on four core areas: Home, Fashion, Food, and Family.

The redesign is heavily influenced by a cookbook from the 1950s and various editions of The Game of Life. There are three fonts; two from our wedding, Park Avenue and Bodidota. There are five primary colors (one is a holdover from the current design) and two secondary colors: white and black.

So, what do you think of the new look and feel? It's taken some time to narrow the focus and to find a design that feels like me, but I think we have a winner.
Which look for post photographs do you prefer?
Option 1, 2, 3, or a combination?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.