Friday, April 25, 2008

What do you want?

What options would you like to see on my blog to make it more user friendly? I know a while back some of you commented on changing the colour because white is too bright... but what other features would you like? I am planning a revamp over the summer and I am just trying to get some ideas now so I can enlist help *smiles*

Here are some features I have changed in the last 6 months to make it easier for you:
  • Added links to some of my tutorials
  • Added labels again
  • Changed to full feed for Google Reader (and other RSS feeds)
I found an interesting thread on SCS about what turns you off a blog...

Enjoy the rest of you day!

10 comments:

Beth said...

Would you send someone to watch my children so that I can enjoy it more? Seriously, Alli, I do enjoy your blog although lately I feel that I have only had the time to take a quick peek at what folks are making and no time to catch-up and learn things- KWIM! I do like the idea about possible toning down the white with maybe some borders along the sides (ala Debbie Olson style.) I guess my main "turn-off" about a blog is when there is too much extra "stuff"- awards, charts, surveys etc. that it takes my high speed internet forever to open it. Yours definitely does not fall into that category. Keep up the great work! Wishing you a super weekend!

MaryAnn said...

Thanks for the full feed for Google Reader. Also, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Dawn Easton said...

Alli, I can't think of anything to change. My favourite thing is that it's easy to find tutorials! I don't post all that often but I do visit because you are a wealth of inspiration and knowledge! Thanks so much!

peanutbee said...

I think your blog looks great!! I personally prefer the white background to avoid *clashing* with the cards and projects (it's what I use on mine). If you really want to change it though...maybe just a soft cream or something that's still neutral.

Love your blog!

Lisa Thibault said...

Your blog is great - nice projects blended with a touch of the personal in your write-ups. Blogs seem to be best when the reflect the creator and don't try to imitate the latest "blog fashions" or what someone else is doing. I don't have many blog pet peeves except that I really don't like music players on blogs.

Love reading yours - I stop by whenever I can!

Rose Ann said...

I think it looks great as is!

Deanna said...

I love seeing work and sketches and challenegs... I look at so many blogs on my google reader and I find myself starring those for future! I love your turtorials... I much prefer the picture ones and just are easy to follow! All in all I love your work and that you try to post every day!

leenda said...

I wish you had a gallery of your work here on your blog.

Jak said...

Can't say that there would be much I'd like to see change Alli except maybe more about your designing work as I keep trying to click on your Urban design badge in the hope it will open up some information on it.
You'd think after many visits and many attempts to open it I would learn that it isn't a link, but no, maybe I'm just living in hope lol!

velvetabby said...

I have to say that I absolutely LOVE blogs with white backgrounds. Much like an art gallery with stark white walls, white-background blogs really enhance your artwork. I personally, tend to click off blogs that have dark backgrounds. Also, an archive section is very helpful. BTW, I love your designs -- you are talented in a wide range of styles -- from simple to more "scrappy." Thank you so much for sharing your work.