Saturday, March 27, 2010

Makeover complete.

From this....

To this ..... (I don't know why my ships disappeared!)

to what you see now.....

all thanks to Alex's wonderful skills, especially given the lack of a brief I gave her! I am one of those people who when I go to the hairdresser they say, 'so what would you like done' and my response is invariably, erm, I don't really know.

So here's the brief I gave her:

I would like it to be something fun, definitely something booky. Over the years I have had purple background, red and white flowers, and the current one which had the photo of Rotterdam before it disappeared. Favourite colour is purple. Don't want a dark background.
Way back when I first started blogging I thought I would like something that was a play on the blog title - you know something about books being an adventure, but I don't want anything too cutesy
When Alex first came back with her reasoning for why she came up with a lady aviator I was so touched I nearly choked up! I wish I could find that email!

And so, here we have it - The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader. I am now looking at getting my own URL, but after that things should settle down just a little. There may be a few small adjustments but for the most part it is done!

Thanks Alex, these are for you!


  1. Love the new look! I'm not brave enough to try to get my own url though, I think I need more of a following before I branch out on my own!

  2. You're Phyrne!

    It looks great Marg, very historical, and clean.

  3. It looks very nice - Alex did a great job!

  4. It looks nice! I like the purple background.

  5. Oh Marg, fabulous!!! I love the journal and Amelia Earhart and the title. Well done!!! Adventures in reading it! You must be very proud of your new look! I don't see the purple background though.....

  6. Congratulations on your new look. I like it, I like it!

  7. I like this new look. The header, the background, colors… everything. Looks great! Good job!

  8. It looks great, Marg! Enjoy your new look! :)

  9. I like it! I was here the other day, and didn't realize that it was a work in progress...on that date, the "comment" section was not available. Glad it now is!

  10. The new look is awesome! It's easy to read, beautiful colors, and I like the new header photo!

    Good job!

  11. Oh wow! I love. Very pretty indeed.

  12. Great! It looks lovely. Good work, Alex!

  13. Great redesign! I love how clean and organized and compact the sidebar boxes are. My computer appreciates the faster load time. :)

  14. LOVE IT!!!! I'm in awe of what was created based on your original email - that's exactly what I would sound like if I asked for something like this. The new image is wonderful - congrats!

  15. I am loving the new look! It's beautiful!

  16. Beautiful! The header is awesome!

  17. Alex did it again! I love your new look!

  18. Alex is so good at this stuff isn't she Teddy!

    Thanks Shelley and Fredamans. I wish I could take the credit, but I really can't!

    Heather, I was so moved when Alex came back with her reasoning for why she had chosen what she had chosen, and with the images. Nothing like I imagined, but so nice!

    Natalie, I am in the process of decluttering the sidebars even further, so maybe it will be even quicker to load.

    Thanks Laurel-Rain Snow. I didn't know the comments weren't working. Glad they are back now though!

    Susan, I am pretty pleased with it too! Can you see the purple now? If not, I will check with Alex and see if it is something that can be fixed or not.

    Kate, I am still working up to the custom URL. I think I will do it eventually though!

    Thanks everyone for the compliments!

  19. You're truly welcome, Marg! It was a pleasure to help you get a new look. The lady aviator suits you like a glove. And thanks for the flowers!:)



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