28 Jun 2011

New Blog Design { Again }

Yes, those eagled eyed among you will have noticed I've changed the layout of my blog. Again. I'm obsessed, I know.

There have been a lot of things I've been unhappy with recently, my job and my blog layout were the top of the list so I've changed both. I'm back at the BBC from Monday and voila! a new layout. There's still some bugs to iron out which I'll be quietly working on but if you find something displaying wrong or weirdly please let me know in the comments or via the contact page above.

Whilst talking to LandGirl1980 on twitter about templates and new layouts I showed her the before and after. This template was originally the Zinmag Tribune template I found over at btemplates.com.

I loved the layout (mostly) but didn't want those colours, prefering the colours I'd decided on for the previous layout. I'd also seen a template called Grid Focus who's menu bar I really liked. So I added that part to this, changed all the colours, spent about two weeks swearing and finally created this. I don't know about you but I love it! LandGirl seemed to love it too and appeared to be a bit crestfallen because she didn't know how to tailor templates. So I've promised her (and you) tutorials because literally all I've done is change colours, add/ remove sections and create incredibly basic graphics. Easy peasy! So long as you've got the patience to go through each line of code and, if necessary, make a change, check it, undo the change and repeat. I'm not going to lie, it's time consuming and frustrating at times but when you get the finished product you'd been seeing in your head it's totally worth it.

There are, however, some things I can't get to work. My lovely post headers have lost my special font and disqus doesn't present properly and so I've returned to bloggers comments. This has meant I've lost everyone's comments since disqus was switched on until now. Boo!

You'll probably notice other changes. The name of the blog is now Girl meets Wolf. This was done to reflect my life as it currently stands. Welsh Pixie was something I came up with when I wanted to make childrens clothes, I still want to try my hand at that but until I do Welsh Pixie isn't something that reflects who I am at the moment. Plus, the wolf is constantly photo bombing me so it seemed only fair!

Moving forward I want to focus on my quest for a style, my sewing (when I'm being productive), my job where it's relevant and my progress with the house. I'm also planning on selling off my wardrobe to fund buying clothes I actually like/ fit and will be posting anything here that I feel might be of interest first.

Oh yes, I'm baaaaaaaack with a vengeance!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Wow how clever are you I Love the new layout!

  2. I love your new layout and am also very jealous that you know how to make all those changes - so tutorials will definately be very much appreciated!!!

  3. Super! Love the new look and am looking forwards to hearing from you more often!

  4. oh my goodness -- it is looking AH MAZE ING! And of course I'll be adding you doll ;)

  5. Took me a while to comment but here I am. Love the new look and yay for being back. Hope you're happier now, with all the changes :)

  6. Liking the fresh, clean feel of the new blog, rather appropriate to your change of direction?!

    The new title is brilliant! You'll still be Welsh Pixie to me though ;-)

  7. Thanks everyone! I'm working on a tutorial for you all now ... this should be interesting!!


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