Lindsey asks: ‘Are there any web designers out there who specialize in custom design for blogs? Or have you worked with a designer that did great work on your blog and whom you’d recommend? I’m artistically challenged, but really want to do something other than the Typepad defaults.’
anks for the question Lindsey - you sound a lot like me - when I started blogging I knew absolutely nothing about blogging at all - in fact it took me a couple of weeks to work out how to make text bold, to add pictures and to even make a to another blog.
Despite this I decided that I didn’t like the look of my blogger templated blog and set out to tweak it so that it was more individual looking. My first attempt at blog design was laughable - I actually based the theme on my wedding invitations (which were not laughable) - but I learnt so much in doing it that I would recommend that every blogger at least attempt it.
Having said that - my blog designing skills will never win me any awards, or impress anyone but my mum - so I would actually recommend that if you are a little artistically or technically challenged that you invest a little money in either engaging a blog designer or in buying a unique (or semi-unique) template.
There are many blog designers out there. I exclusively use Rachel from Cre8d design who did the basic design of LivingRoom, Digital Photography Blog and the Breaking News Blogs basic templates (which I attempt to tweak). I find Rachel’s designs clean, clear, logically laid out and up to date in terms of vibe. She is also very easy to work with and no where near as expensive as some of the designers that I’ve seen out there.January 21st, 2005 by Darren | No Comments »