March 6, 2013

Vegas Fitness & Nutrition Blog Redesign

A few weeks ago my sister in law, Lindsey, posted on facebook that she was wanting a new design for her fitness blog, Vegas Fitness and Nutrition and she didn't know what to do. Naturally, I offered to help.

She didn't want anything too fancy. Just simple and to the point. She showed me a few fitness blogs to use as inspiration and then we were off.

I first designed a new header for her. It went through a couple revisions and this is where we landed.

Next I created some custom blog elements for her. I built her a new about me graphic, a join my beach body team graphic, a what am I doing widget graphic and a buy Shakeology now graphic link. Michelle built the social media icons and the go icons for the blogger search widget and the follow by email widget. *Tutorials on how to implement that on your blog later.

I also coded custom HTML for her recipes. All she needs to do is post the HTML to the blog post, input the new recipe information and publish the post.  I think it makes the recipe stand out from the post and makes it easier to find and read.

This is the final look we came up with. I think my favorite part is the blue striped background. I think it creates just enough class and elegance and is not over bearing like some backgrounds can be.

Well Lindsey, I hope you love your new look. I certainly had fun creating it and working with you.

What do you think?

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