Delineate Your Dwelling has a new look!

Last month I celebrated my FOURTH year of blogging!  I forgot to celebrate with an official announcement, partially due to this big event and partially because #summerliving and I just forgot.  However, after four amazing years of blogging, I decided it was time for a light overall haul.  Welcome today as Delineate Your Dwelling has a new look!

If you are looking for DIY posts, you might want to pass this one.  However, you can check some of these cool projects!

New-Delineate-Your-Dwelling-blog-layout

Over the last four years, I have done every single design and website detail 100% myself.  I decided I was going to treat myself to an actual real logo design… BY SOMEONE ELSE!  I was so excited and found a designer via Etsy to start the design process.

I gave her my constructive comments after the first round and off she went with round #2 of logo designs.  The colors were a bit more cheerful.  The patterns a bit more exciting, the fonts were closer to where I wanted to be… but still it wasn’t sitting quite right with me.

1 New Delineate Your Dwelling logo2

I knew what I wanted, I just needed to take the time to develop my ideas.  I sat down and started sketching.  These were the designs I sent off to my designer.

3 Logo Ideas w color

The third draft, which was basically my hand sketches put into the computer were so much closer to where I wanted to head!  I ended up liking the way the last triangle logo looked and spent the rest of my time tweaking that design.

4 New Delineate Your Dwelling logo
If there is one thing in this world that I have fairly strong opinions on (and I kind of have strong opinions about many design related things), it’s color and fonts!

The logo was really starting to come together but as I looked into Delineate Your Dwelling’s future, I want to start heading towards less Barbie pink and more back to my personal favorite colors… white, creams, soft pastel pinks, corals, cyan/aquas and black black black.

With those colors in mind and a very particular font direction, I made my final selection… and I am in love with it!

6 New DYD logoOnce my logo was set, I purchased a new theme for my blog from Angie Makes and ended up working with Abby of Abigail Christens for the final web design tweaks.  I was so pleased working with her!

At the top of the main home page is a horizontal slider.  This always shows the last four DIY posts that I have done.  With arrows on either side of it, you can easily scroll through up to 20 posts.

7 Top Slider
Next is a small bar with my newsletter signup.  If you aren’t part of DYD Insider, I would highly recommend it… plus you get a free hand lettered 2017 calendar!

8 Newsletter
After the newsletter bar, is a vertical section of the last three posts written, regardless of if they are DIY, Party, Food, etc.

9 Last three posts
And after the last three vertical posts, I have all six categories from my blog.  They are each showing the last 5 posts for each category.  I am hopeful that this makes navigating my site easier for you, the reader.

10 Categories
Thank you for sticking with me on this post!

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8 thoughts on “Delineate Your Dwelling has a new look!

    1. Thanks Kathy! The whole thing was a labor of love, but I am really happy with how it turned out.

  1. I love your new website design and layout – love the clean look and feel!!! It really showcases your projects nicely. Your logo is awesome too!!!

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