Goodbye / Hello:

February 15, 2011

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Goodbye to the old blog design!

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and hello to a new design!

Hello, Friends. The new blog design is here! If you're reading oh, hello friend in a reader, click out now to visit the blog! I worked all weekend long on fixing it up and am excited to finally share it with you. Thank you to Ana from Live and Enliven who helped me with coding the whole thing.

So just a little tour -- at the top you'll notice some tabs including a super spiffy 'search' box and a mailing list feature! I finally have a mailing list (using mailchimp service, thanks to tweeted recommendations from friends) so I hope you sign up for news, specials, discounts, & happenings at the blog!

Everything else is pretty much the same for layout, you know I love this 2/3 column design. I did move 'the daily' feature buttons to the left. Oh, and I finally finished putting together my first-ever official + legit blog roll, complete with pretty banners and real working links! (took entirely way too long but hope you like it) There are some new features coming soon and I am also hoping to open up a couple online shops (see banners to the side) so that's coming soon too!

So that's it! It's a different feel than the old layout and I kind of am already missing the old design. But it was definitely time for a change. What do you think? I hope you like it, have a wonderful day!

67 hello's:

  1. Nice subtle changes without detracting from what you are about. I think this is a very good redesign.

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  2. Love the new look...even though I thought the old one was really lovely too.

    Just wanted to let you know that I clicked on the About button under your welcome message and it says the page doesn't exist...

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  3. SO Pretty and SO YOU!!!
    Blessing my Dear!

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  4. it's awesome!! nice and refreshing~ :))

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  5. I love the cleaner look and the new header is brill!

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  6. Congrats on the new look - it's poetic and beautiful!

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  7. oh Danni, I love, congratulations, you did such a fabulous job!

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  8. The new blog design is beautiful! I didn't think you can improve on the old one, and you've proved me wrong. Congrats, all the hard work paid off:)

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  9. I love the new look too !!
    well done !!

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  10. Love it! and so pleased you now have a search bar too :)x

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  11. I really hope you start offering blog desing for others! I'd be a customer in a minute!

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  12. I really like it, it looks very fresh x

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  13. it looks really pretty! love the notebook paper.

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  14. So gorgeous! I absolutely love your style, everything about it. I have to tell you that I kinda have to squint to read the grey color you're using for hyperlinks, but otherwise, everything looks amazing!

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  15. I really like the new design!!

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  16. Great new design! I've always loved how your blog looks - so homey and welcoming. I do have to note, though, that the grey links are almost too light to read, so you might want to use a little bit darker shade. Other than that, it's very lovely!!

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  17. The new design is super-swank!! :D

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  18. Oh it looks wonderful! Good job!

    *kate

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  19. I LOVE IT! congrats, sweet danni!

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  20. Danni, you and Ana did a fantastic job on the redesign! I really love the new look!

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  21. Danni! It's gorgeous and I love every bit of it. Way to go you and Ana for making a bomb.com awesome redesign that is fully functional! Really, it looks great and I can't wait to dig into that blog roll!

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  22. loooooove this new look! it looks so good, danni. :)

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  23. I loved the old design, but I love the new design too. It looks great!

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  24. Love the new look! It's so pretty and functional! Awesome! :-)

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  25. how fabulous!!! love the new look
    michelle

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  26. The new site looks fantastic! You're oh so talented lady!

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  27. Great job! We are putting together a new website right now so i have a new appreciation for how much work it takes. I think both designs really stay true to what your blog is all about.

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  28. I love the new look, Danni! It's so fresh and the mustard yellow is perfect! You did a great job! :)

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  29. love it ... so simple, stylish & contemporary! have a wonderful day.

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  30. Hey Danni, I'm a new reader, but old enough to realise the missing 'oh' in 'hello, friend' :D Was there a reason for that? Anyway, I like the newer design, feel it gives a cleaner look

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  31. love it danni. Looks great. makes me want to change mine up...

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  32. It looks great! Job well done!
    -K

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  33. Loving the new look! Sometimes you just need to make a change, huh? :)

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  34. Looks gorgeous! I loved the old design too but really love how fresh and clean the new layout is...and thank you for the Search bar up top!

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  35. I think it looks great - nice and clean, and a little more modern. But where did the 'oh' go?

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  36. oh, I love it! so cute and organized, just like you ^,~

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  37. Change, even good change, is often difficult. I loved the old design, and I love the new one... Very lovely. ;)

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  38. I think it looks great. Very pleasing to the eye and easy to navigate.

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  39. Love the new design Danni! There are great little details everywhere that I'm loving. Great job!

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  40. I love this new look. It's fresh and the colours are great!

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  41. It looks fantastic friend! You are one talented lady. I love the tabs up top and the use of mustard yellow.

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  42. Wow I can't believe you changed the layout! I like how it still has the older feel but subtle differences. Looks Great :)

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  43. Oh wow, I love this new look!

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  44. Loving the new look! Really liking the new header collaged from notepaper and tape etc...x

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  45. Loving the zingy, zesty new colours!

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  46. LOVE the new design, and your hard work sure paid off :)
    Congratulations!

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  47. danni- it's gorgeous!!! love, love, love.

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  48. danni.. congrats on the new site. it's gorgeous! of course i know any designs you put your heart into are going to be amazing. you are one talented girl.

    xo. m
    p.s. thanks for listing my blog on your blogroll. much appreciated.

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  49. oh! it's so pretty!
    eye candy, for sure.
    when does ohhellofriend's blog design company start? =) I want in.
    Love, Lindsay

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  50. i just spent about 20 minutes looking and clicking around your new layout danni! i love it so much and really look forward to all the new things you're up to! and thank you so so much for including me in your blogroll..you are the sweetest! hope you are well!
    j.

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  51. I love the new design! Beautiful! :)

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  52. i love it. so many layers and beautiful things to look at. i'm so honored to be included in your blog roll as well. thanks for all your inspiration. can't wait to see what lies ahead.

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  53. It looks fantastic! Can't wait to really explore. :)

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  54. have you seen episodes of america's next top model? have you seen those episodes in the beginning of each season when they show the girls where they're going to live for the next several weeks and then the girls run like crazy all through the house to check out each room: the bathrooms, the kitchen, the living room, the pool and their bedrooms?

    well, when i saw your new look, that's exactly what i did -- i clicked everywhere in excitement! boy oh boy -- you and ana do beautiful work together!! do i see a future blog design team here? :D i hope so!!

    beautiful and bravo!

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  55. I really loved your design before, but I love the new one, too! I've only spent a short amount of time on your blog, but after reading this post I just had to add you to my blogroll!

    Speaking of, yours is so beautiful! Did you just grab blog buttons or did you have to make some specifically to fit the size you needed? I went on there and started clicking so much I had to stop if I'm to go to sleep today, ha!

    Also... (sorry this is so long!) just saw your "support" section of your blog and realized you're more amazing than I thought before.. so great to see others caring about important issues!

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  56. Love love the new design. I am trying to figure out a new design for my site and this really helps give inspiration, so thanks! Love your blog so inspiring all the time ;)

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  57. You blog was and always will be so very lovely. Well done. I love the subtle change. Best wishes.

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  58. the new design looks lovely! i like the yellow:)

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  59. This is such a great layout,
    wonderful work, :)
    It must take a lot of patience to design all of those lovely details :):):)
    happy wednesday!
    S.

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  60. Hey!
    Just so you know I am totally obsessed with your blog. And I love the new layout- it rocks!! The only thing is, it's hard to see the links because they are a uper light gray color that blend in with the white page. Anything you can do about that?
    Thanks for working so tirelessly to keep us all entertained :)

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Friends, Thank you so much for reading + supporting my blog, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Your comment support truly means so much to me. Have a lovely day! xo, danni