WordPress auto-corrected my title to “Change, change, champagne”–I wish!
You might be freaking out a little because my site looks totally different this morning. I got annoyed at about 11:00pm last night with the font on the other site and did a total overhaul. Maybe it’s the changing leaves, or maybe it’s my unhealthy obsession with fonts (life without Avenir is not worth word processing!). So far, the feedback is that I should switch it back to the old theme, but I’m going to give it a day. Please cast your vote in the comments: old or new?
- Most importantly, which do you prefer? No reason needed, but you could mention…
- How fast it loads
- How easy it is to read
- How easy it is to navigate
Thanks! And I am LOOKING for criticism, so don’t feel bad for leaving it 😉
47 replies on “Change change, chaaaaange”
I like the “new look” Keep it.
Me gusta mucho- I think it is easier to navigate
Looks good. I like change. Overall you can still find anything your searching for. My website, I also changed it a lot but I like this one: http://www.dutchtooeasy.weebly.com
I LOVE the new look much more than the old one. It loaded quickly and is easy to navigate. It’s a keeper in my opinion!
WOW! très modern and contemporary, very nice 🙂
I like…WHY BECAUSE IT WORKS ON MY PHONE MUCH EASIER!!!!
One thing missing is a search field……
GO BACK TO THE OLD! IT HAD SO MUCH PERSONALITY.
There’s a search field, Olgie! Martina, the site looks modern and fresh and it’s easily navigated. I vote with the “keepers!”
Sorry Kathy it doesn’t show on my cell!
I love the old version! Tons of personality and super easy to navigate. I almost clicked away – thought I had gone to the wrong site!
New gets my vote and like you, I like to change with the leaves!
Agreed, this is very modern looking. I still like the old one better, it was just so much more unique than any of the other bloggers’ sites.
I love the new look! Yes, I did a double-take to make sure I was at the right site, but this looks very professional!
Old version seemed to show more individuality and, as others have said, personality.
Older was better
I love the new look. One thing I miss is having the posts by category as a left-hand column.
I loved the look of the old, this looks so generic….
I like it! Sleek! Loads quickly!
Well shoot! Y’all are making this difficult! I need a clear winner because I can’t make decisions on my own!!!
haha, don’t you wish you never asked?
I like the new one! It loads faster, is cleaner and more professional! The last is so important. As teachers become the scapegoat of societal woes out here in Ohio, the professionalism goes a long way!!!
I like it much better than the previous one. Sharper, cleaner – doesn’t look as busy.
I loooove the design of the old one. It really made it “pop” from other blogs I read. Personally, I don’t like darker hues. I loved your vibrant red before.
I much prefer the older design. The new one is a huge step back in terms of aesthetics and personality. They load the same for me.
I like the new design. It’s “clean” looking and I find the Navigational links much more user friendly!
Me gustaba más el diseño anterior 🙂
It’s nice to change things up. I personally like the visuals of the old site better. I’ve never had any issues with loading. I usually don’t look at the homepage so I don’t remember it as strongly but I’m not a big fan of the squares. I think the newer one is easier to read but that’s just because the font seems bigger? Ultimately, you have to look at it the most, so do what makes you happy. 🙂
I like it better. Cleaner and easier to read. Either way, I’ll always be reading you. It’s the content more than anything!
I like the new one!!!
I love it!!!
Love both layouts! 🙂
You did a great job of branding with the old format. I associate the colors and fonts with your blog. Shifting a brand is tough. Either way, your content is golden and I’ll adjust.
Okay, update #2 — new style but old colors. better?
Much better. I still prefer the old style, but like others have said, you have to look at it the most and I’ll still read it anyways.
The old colors make the new look feel more familiar. I think the best part of the redesign is the navigation bar at the top! Thanks for making your amazing hard work so available!
Not just colors, but I think the old site allowed me to read more on one page without having to scroll down so fast. Made me feel like I got more information. I think if this current font were smaller it would feel more efficient. It does load a little more slowly for me, but not too bad. Thanks for ALL your work – the items you share are my MAIN go-to after the required textbook in my classroom!! Couldn’t do it nearly as well without you!!
I like version #2 !
I made the font one size smaller–still too large? Should I go down one more size?
This is coming together nicely. It is starting to grow on me :-). You might have to take another look at your banner – it seems to be cut off at the bottom (unless, that’s just how it shows up on my screen).
Yes, it is a little cut off and I need to work on it! Our state language conference is this weekend so I will probably not tackle it until next week!
Loads fast. Place the search field at the top of each page for easier access. Also, the older site had links listed by common subjects on the left. It made it easier to locate information. I am more likely to use subject links than regularly follow blogs (although I find yours very valuable).
The subject links (category links) are still there–they should appear before any of the other blog links. Do they not show up in your browser? And where does the search field appear on your page? (Again, it should be at the top!) I need to look at the blog on a mobile device I think…
Dont really like it; it feels more like a business page than a friend’s blog. I dont like the boxes on the homepage. I prefer to scroll down through the posts and glance at everything written out. If I’m looking for something specific ill have followed a link from the emails, so thats no issue.
Also it would be nice if the banner linked to the homepage thought i know youve already got the home button up there.
Thanks for hearing our feedback 🙂
I’ll have to see if I can do that with the banner–that’s a great idea!
I have to say that I LOVE the OLD version MUCH better! It was easier for me to navigate, the color scheme was nice, and overall it had a very polished look. I definitely did a double-take when I saw the new site…I agree with senoritadeirdre about preferring to scroll through posts. Sometimes change is hard, and I’ll follow your blog either way :). Thanks for wanting to hear our feedback.
I would follow you no matter how the page looks. I like change, so, I vote to keep it! You’ll probably change it again in the future! 🙂