Custom Blogger Design Makeover
I love everything about this brand new Blogger design for Megan from The Book Asylum. We all know about ‘life + style’ bloggers but I’d consider Megan more of a ‘life + book’ blogger. The Book Asylum is a great mix of current reads, music faves, random acts of kindness, and day to day life.
When explaining what she was looking for in a blog design, Megan said she wanted The Book Asylum to feel like a destination. By adding the sign hanging from the top and lush foliage surrounding the content, we hope that you feel like you have actually arrived at a place.
Some fun features for this Blogger design include a unique background (try making your screen larger & smaller!), custom rating stars, custom “search by stars” interactive widget, and a custom blockquote that frames her book synopsis content from Goodreads. She also has a custom menu bar that incorporates social networking icons, custom dates, custom fonts, sidebar titles and a signature. Megan and I also worked together to create banners and headers for her various weekly features.
In addition, Megan asked that I make her some promotional materials including matching custom two-sided business cards and bookmarks for her to share at various events and local bookstores.
Both Megan and I are thrilled with the results of her new site. This is what Megan had to say,
Working with Katie at Priceless Design Studio was the best decision I could have made as a new blogger. Choosing to work with her was an easy one to make. Her designs are all unique and beautiful, and the layouts very intuitive and easy to navigate. As a designer and blogger herself, she knew all the right questions to ask in order to create the perfect site for me. She was also a tremendous resource to me, helping me to shorten my learning curve and get right to what really mattered to me – sharing my thoughts on great books with the bookish community.
Throughout the design process, Katie was very easy to work with and extremely detail-oriented. Every time I had a change or suggestion, I felt heard and Katie did an amazing job of turning my thoughts and visions into what is now The Book Asylum. I can’t say I made her job easy as I am a big picture gal. I literally sent her link after link after link, and somehow she sifted through all the information and was able to glean my true wants and needs from it. The other thing I noticed is that when I had a special request, she went above and beyond to get the information she needed to make it happen for me. I cannot tell you enough how wonderful and design savvy Katie is. Her discerning eye and amazing talent translated into a beautiful site that is uniquely me. In addition to the website design, I have worked with Katie on marketing materials for The Book Asylum like business cards and bookmarks. Her work has helped me to create a strong brand that I can be proud of. I get compliments on it all the time and I owe it all to her!
I must admit that this is one of the nicest testimonials I’ve received and I thank Megan for her kind words and encouragement along the way. It’s been fun to learn more about the book blogging community and I really admire Megan’s tenacity in jumping right in!