Remember that day back in the wonderful months of summer when I said there would be some new designs coming your way, as well as a new look for us? Well folks, that day has finally arrived. Hold your breath no longer. Our list of updates and changes is so vast I feel I should make a check list of all the things we did; mostly because check lists make me feel accomplished and organized. (I may be a little organization crazy if you didn’t know).
Disclaimer: this post should probably fill the content of 10 posts, but we’re just going to get crazy and throw it all into one. It’s simpler that way. More for us than for you 😉
1. Created a new design for ourselves
Is it any surprise that we like to redesign our site quite often? Isn’t it prrrty?! You may or may not also be surprised at how hard it is for two graphic designers to decide on a design together and merge our two styles. But when we find that perfect balance, great things happen people! Did you notice how on our logo it goes from pink to orange? I love that subtle flare.
2. Moved our site over to WordPress
We decided it was time to get real serious about ourselves and make the switch.
3. Got a whole new shop
We cleared out all of our old designs that were getting a bit dusty, moved in a bundle of new designs, and organized it all (you know how I love organization). Now you can browse by category and everything. YES!
4. Added Premade WordPress designs to our portfolio
Introducing our first official premade WordPress designs! We have done a number of custom orders for WordPress, but this is the first time we have made some for the masses. We give you The Brooklyn, The Emma, and The Kensington. They are named after my three beautiful half sisters, which is fun! I think I will continue with the theme of naming designs after all of my favorite people. Who’s next?! These lovely ladies are all responsive, retina ready, and instant downloads!
5. Made all new premade Blogger designs
WordPress is getting all the attention. We didn’t want to leave out Blogger! There is definitely a great place in the blogging world for Blogger. Unlike our previous designs, these ones are all responsive, retina ready, and instant downloads!
6. Made all of our designs available as Instant Downloads
Oh yes, did I mention all of our premade designs are now just a few clicks away? When you purchase your design, all of the files you need are provided for you, along with detailed instructions so you don’t get lost along the way. This way we are able to spend more time creating new designs, and offer them at lower prices. IF, however, you don’t feel comfortable with installing your design yourself, or if you would just rather kick your feet up and binge watch Netflix (who wouldn’t?) we offer an Installation add-on and we do all of the work for you!
7. Made our designs responsive and retina ready
If you’re like me three years ago, you might be asking what in the flingin’ flangin’ that even means. Well I figured it out. It means that your site will look fabulous on desktop, tablet, or phone (that’s the responsive part), and all of your graphics will look crisp and sharp…like Usher (that’s the retina ready part), and who doesn’t like Usher?
8. Revamped and simplified our custom packages
Things were getting complicated. So now there’s just one listing for all of the blogger packages, and one listing for all of the WordPress packages, and you can see all of your package options straight from there. Yay for simplicity and organization (again)! There’s three packages to choose from on each: a super simple package with no extra’s or anything, a souped up blog package, and a package to add a homepage so you have a website and a blog in one!
9. Got on Instagram
We finally caught up with the times and signed ourselves up on Instagram. Find us: @theblogdecorator, https://www.instagram.com/theblogdecorator/
I feel like there should be a 10th just to complete the list. Let’s see…
To celebrate all the newness, all of our premades designs and add-ons are 50% off, and all of our custom packages are 25% off, from now until the New Year! There is a 99% chance we won’t offer a deal like this again, so get shoppin’!
All of the discounts are already applied for you in our shop, because our new shop is awesome! If you like buying stuff on Etsy, visit our Etsy shop here, and apply code NEWLOOK2016 for 50% the premades and add-ons, OR apply code NEWCUSTOMLOOK2016 for 25% off any custom package. (Now, if you’re thinking, “I don’t have time to even think about how I would want to redesign my blog right now, but I want to…” Purchase now and then we can schedule you for when the holidays wind down and you go into hibernation mode).
If you made it to the end of this post, congratulations! You’re a trooper and we love you! Go reward yourself with some hot cocoa and look at those springy graphics up above some more and pretend your sitting in a warm flower meadow, and it’s Summer, like it should always be.