December 1st, 2006
Designing a Blog-Art of Living
I found it a little overwhelming when I started looking at blogging options. While is seems that the majority of blogs are on Blogger or Typepad I decided that I really liked WordPress. You can set up your own domain, there is a lot of flexibility in the design and, most importantly, I loved the fact that it has been created, not by a corporation, but by an online community of people who are passionate about their “art”.
To make it harder on myself, I wanted to set up not one blog site, but two; one for myself and one for the Art of Living project I have begun in partnership with Barb Skivington of Faux Works Studio. For days, I researched what the heck a blog was and browsed through dozens of sites and the available theme pages. There are hundreds that have already been designed by programmers all over the world. You can REALLY get lost in this stuff-I was lost quite a few times!!
I kept going back, though, to really clean looking themes by headsetoptions, finally settled on “Easy White” for the Art of Living blog and started working with my in-house graphic artist Lauren on the header and footer. I REALLY like the way it turned out, with the use of color along with B/W photography. Everytime I go to the site it makes me feel good!