Friday, July 3, 2009

A new layout.

How often should we change our blog layout? Is there a set standard on how many times we should change our template in a year? I don’t think there is but if you have answers to these questions, your feedback is highly appreciated.

What made me asked these questions? If you haven’t noticed, I have a new blog layout. This is actually the third template that I have used this year. I didn’t plan it, I was prepared to keep my blog’s layout until I find a better one. Honestly, I have come to love this layout. It is just disappointing when you see another blog who has the same template as the one you are using. But since you cannot claim ownership of the template, you cannot do anything about it.

One day, when I was visiting my favorite blogs and dropping Entrecards, I commented on Carlota’s blog who was then hosting a contest for her fellow bloggers. The prize? A custom layout. I have always wanted to have a custom layout but I was not prepared to pay for it hehehe. Obviously, I was one of the winners and you are now looking at my prize.

Well, thanks to Carlota for all the hard work and creativity that she had put in to come up with this layout. She definitely exceeded all of my expectations. I just love the header!

Here is this blog’s evolution:

This is the first template that I have used this year. I like the header but the body is quite dull.



I installed this layout on the 8th of February 2009 and it has since played a significant role in the success and failures of this blog. However, it is time to say goodbye to this layout.



So what do you think of my new layout?

15 comments:

I am Xprosaic said...

Wow! great layout! kaso mukhang maramning nawawalang widget mo sa ngayon... la lang...jijijiji... ako plano ko rin magchange skin/theme... kaso nakahaloscan ang comments ko kaya di ko maimport ang comments... eto subukan mo bisitahin ang plano kong gawing skin... http://lakwatserongadik.blogspot.com... Ok na sana kaso missing lang yung comments ko... huhuhuhuhuhu...

Arlyna said...

Leo, I'm really digging this new layout :) - I love the way the Flag of the Philippines was blended on your header. It looks much more appealing to the eyes. I'm lovin' it :).

Badong said...

i like this blue over brown so this is a very good layout, hehe. I love the header!

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Leomar said...

Hi guys, please bear with me while i try to put everything into place. I'm still working on my blog list. And I think i'm having problems with the comment form. Rest assured, this can be fixed in time.

Thank you very much and Happy weekend to everyone!

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femmepower said...

hah i hope my comment gets through this time,this is my 3rd attempt.i think your new layout looks great and cool to the eyes.the header is creative. I like the Phil flag on the title and the silhouette of the lions.I hope my blog gets a nice facelift too like yours.

betchai said...

HI Leomar, I actually have been here thrice already, this is the 4th visit since early this morning, and good thing the comment section is working now. I was planning to let you know through our blogging for fun group, gladly, you know it as well.

anyway, i love your new lay-out, i love the lions up there and the blue and the sort of Philippine flag color, and the combination of everything. Congratulations for winning the prize.

Juliana said...

I love this new layout. the color scheme is very cool to the eyes.

how often should we change layout? honestly, I don't know hahaha. but they say that it's nice to change the look every once in a while. mine are freebie templates and I change the theme when the current theme is not compatible with the latest word press version. kaya nga I doubt if I will ever want to have a customized theme because of the frequent changes sa WP.

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Leomar said...

Thanks Badong. We have the same taste hehehe.

Leomar said...

Thanks for the frequent visit, Rochelle. I was up til midnight trying to complete everything on this layout but i forgot to test the comment section. It was only this morning that i noticed that there's something wrong.

Leomar said...

Thanks for the visits, Betchai. I apologize for the comment form not working properly. I should have tested it last night but i already spent about 5 hours trying to put all the widgets into this new layout. Thanks again.

eng said...

much as i love your previous layout, for obvious reason...ha!ha!ha!,this one showcase your/our roots...the philippines. the header is absolute stunner, an emblem of our beloved nation.carlota indeed is one heck of a designer!

congrats on the new you! pretty cool!

melissa said...

I love the new layout, very masculine. I am a Leo for birth signs, so lions are kind of special to me.

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Vlad said...

Your current layout is much better than the previous one.
Also your blog loads faster now. Overall the layout is great.


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Ebie said...

I agree with everyone that the header is lovely! I have known Ms Carlota for a while and she has great skills. Enjoy!

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