First I would like to say, I am writing this post simply because I received (and still receiving) some amazing blog design/help/advice and want to show my appreciation on my blog!
So as some of you have noticed (or atleast I hope someone did) ChemGradBoom had a design overhaul this weekend (and continuing) !!!! Yep a new header, social media buttons, category design and much more! And there is no way that this could have ever been done by me so I introduce the amazing person who could do all this, Allie over at Call Me Sassafras!
She not only has an amazing blog, but she has awesome design capabilities. I am so happy with the design I am writing a review while she is tweaking some things!!!
Now if anyone is new to the whole blogging world, learning HTML and Photoshop could be a little bit intimidating, so going to a fellow blogger who does have these skills is highly recommended. Yes, you could go to a fancy design company, but I am a poor grad student and can’t afford base prices starting at $150 for a basic blog design (plus I prefer going with someone I ‘know’) , which is why having Allie do your design is an amazing idea! She listened to my input, did multiple revisions, and the understood the style I would like to have of the overall design. I am pretty sure that I couldn’t have gotten anything better than the header she made for me ( Chemistry and cute don’t go together, until now 🙂 ). She somehow even managed to do 70% of all of this in ONE afternoon (how productive is she!!!). So to anyone out there who wants to prettify their blog, I highly recommend using Allie!!!
Check out the design options that she has, here .
In case you didn’t get how happy I am about her design…. I can’t give enough praises to her amazing job that she did with my blog and she even helped with my lack of install knowledge!