Beautify Your Blog with Gemma Regalado of Jane&Philbert

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Make your blog or website look awesome with some of these free resources (and without hiring a web designer)

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Beautify Your Blog with Gemma Regalado of Jane&Philbert

  1. 1. BEAUTIFY YOUR BLOG HOW TO MAKE YOUR SITE LOOK awesome! Gemma from Jane&Philbert
  2. 2. BLOG & WEBSITE THEMES • What is your platform? (WordPress.com/.org, Blogger, Tumblr etc.) • NOT ALL THEMES ARE CREATED EQUAL!
  3. 3. FONTS & TYPOGRAPHY • A little web font history • What the hell is a “serif” and a “sans-serif” font?!
  4. 4. FONTS & TYPOGRAPHY • And a “Display” font...? It looks BRILLIANT when huge... ...and completely shit when small.
  5. 5. FONTS & TYPOGRAPHY • Rule of thumb: ONE GREAT TEXT FONT + ONE OR TWO DISPLAY FONTS FOR TITLES & HEADINGS = EASY TYPOGRAPHY RECIPE FOR BEGINNERS
  6. 6. DON’T FEAR THE FACE Would you trust this man?
  7. 7. DIY HEADERS & GRAPHICS • Bravery • Practice • The ability to “appropriate” other people’s designs. • And now for a rant about “colour theory”...
  8. 8. MMM, HEALTHY & NOURISHING
  9. 9. JOYFUL SUNSHINE?
  10. 10. EARTHY AND MANLY?
  11. 11. DIY HEADERS & GRAPHICS • Colour means nothing without context • Just consider your target audience, and pick a colour that reflects who you are best to those people. • Not sure about “your style”? Build a Pinterest board of styles you like
  12. 12. DIY HEADERS & GRAPHICS • Pixlr.com • KEEP IT SIMPLE • Look at colours and fonts used on your site – those are useful pointers to keep everything on brand • Use your Pinterest board for inspiration
  13. 13. Q+A
  14. 14. MORE INFO AVAILABLE AT janeandphilbert.com/mumsne t THANKS & Happy Pimping!

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