21 September 2009

Making Some Changes

Some time next week Beth Fish Reads will have a new look. I spent many hours yesterday customizing a template, including tweaking CSS code, creating pretty tabs, and picking fonts and text colors.

What does this mean for you? Don't be thrown if you start to see new colors, reformatted older posts and other strange changes going on here during the week. It's just me getting ready for my new look.

I also wanted to take a moment to welcome new readers. I hope I can live up to your expectations. To everyone who left me comments last week during BBAW: I plan to visit all of your blogs. I am really excited to have met so many new-to-me bloggers, and I can't wait to start reading your reviews and posts.


Unknown 9/21/09, 7:54 AM  

Changing things is always a really time consuming process, so I hope you aren't feeling stressed by it all and are enjoying the tweeking. I look forward to the big reveal - good luck!

Michelle 9/21/09, 8:43 AM  

I can't wait to see the new look! I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your hard labor :)

bermudaonion 9/21/09, 8:44 AM  

Oh, I'm very impressed that you can tweak CSS code. I can't wait to see what you've come up with.

Hazra 9/21/09, 9:12 AM  

Looking forward to your blog changes. I wish I could tweak my CSS code too.

Margot at Joyfully Retired 9/21/09, 9:39 AM  

I'm impressed that you know What CSS code is plus be able to work with it. Good luck with your re-decorating project. I look forward to your new look.

Nely 9/21/09, 9:41 AM  

I love getting blog makeovers... I'll be looking forward to the changes.

I myself will also have a new look within the next couple of weeks so I'm stoked.


Kate @Midnight Book Girl 9/21/09, 9:44 AM  

I'm just getting a handle on the normal template and figuring out how to add gadgets. :) I already know that your site is going to look impressive and much kudos to you for taking the time to learn how to tweak CSS code! Can't wait to see it.

Jen - devourer of books 9/21/09, 10:13 AM  

I'm sooo excited to see your new blog look! You're such a tease by tweeting about it yesterday when you're not going to show us until next weekend.

Julie P. 9/21/09, 10:23 AM  

How exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing it!

Bonnie 9/21/09, 10:51 AM  

I'm looking forward to seeing your new look. I use the same template and would love to make some changes but am clueless how to make code changes. Good Luck!

KyleeJ 9/21/09, 10:56 AM  

{my other comments were a double post with typos; they had to go}

I will go get a cookie and some tea and wait patiently to see your changes. =)

Kailana 9/21/09, 11:00 AM  

Look forward to seeing the new look!

Anonymous,  9/21/09, 11:15 AM  

It must be in the air! I switched out my header and changed colors yesterday.

Louise 9/21/09, 11:45 AM  

Looking forward to see your new look. I like doing blog makeovers, and even though I just said that I like my blue color, now I feel like doing a make over myself, LOL. But since I don't even know what CSS is and since I never figured out how to do tabs...well, I guess I'll wait a bit.


Dorte H 9/21/09, 11:46 AM  

I am looking forward to the news, but I would be really sorry to see your banner go. I love that photo.

Beth F 9/21/09, 12:00 PM  

Dorte: Oh no! I think the new template makes the photo look even better!

Josette 9/21/09, 12:08 PM  

Can't wait to see your blog's new look, Beth! Codes and HTML are all time-consuming but at the end of the day, it's all worth it. :)

Chrisbookarama 9/21/09, 1:18 PM  

Oh exciting! I've been thinking of making my own template but code scares me. Is it doable by the average person?

Beth F 9/21/09, 1:28 PM  

Chris, I started with a template (a free one) and then tweaked from there. I don't think I have the desire to start from scratch.

Kim 9/21/09, 1:51 PM  

I am sure it will be amazing and I am looking forward to it. I do the easy, changes for dummies versions, of changes using the sites with free template lay outs. I can change the pictures in my header but I can't figure out how to change the size.

One thing I REALLY want to do is add tabs to the top of my page so I can clean up my sidebar. Do you have a easy/handy site that explains how to do the tabs which you can recommend?


Memory 9/21/09, 2:13 PM  

I can't wait to see your new design! Did you know CSS before you started in on it? I'm trying to learn now, and it's rather an uphill battle, given how long it's been since I did any technical design stuff.

Nise' 9/21/09, 2:20 PM  

Looking forward to your new look!

Dorte H 9/21/09, 2:51 PM  

Oh, I am so relieved you won´t let the wonderful Brugge bridge go (Brugge is one of those places I know I will have to go one day).

Sandy Nawrot 9/21/09, 4:32 PM  

That is so nice of you to welcome the newcomers! That was a big win for you, and now I will probably have to try hard to get my comment in early! I will totally look forward to your changes, although I love this look. I am always envious of your talent to tweak. I tweak and everything goes to hell, so generally I leave well enough alone.

Belle 9/21/09, 5:45 PM  

Change is always so exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing your new look!

Anonymous,  9/21/09, 8:14 PM  

eagerly awaiting the new look!! i'll have to email my techie questions to you when i move to my new domain!! :)

Jenners 9/21/09, 8:25 PM  

Ooooh! I'm excited! I love seeing blog makeovers. I plan to do mine sometime next year. You do need to block out a chunk of time to get things right for the big unveil.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 9/21/09, 9:24 PM  

So will you be hosting a CSS class via Skype for us all? I'll mark my calendar :)

Truly, I can't wait to see the new look, I'm sure it is fabulous!

The Bumbles 9/21/09, 9:32 PM  

OK - what Kim said. How and where do I find a way to have Tabs? Oh yeah - and WTF is CSS?!?!?! Is that some hip new way to refer to HTML - because that's the only thing I know how to semi-tweak.

Cathy 9/21/09, 9:37 PM  

Definitely looking forward to the New Look!

Veens 9/21/09, 10:36 PM  

my blog template changes every other day!
I just get bored of my blog so fast :)

Beth Kephart 9/22/09, 5:10 AM  

I am here, eager to see!

Alice 9/22/09, 8:18 AM  

Change is good! I'm glad I found your blog through BBAW and now I'm hooked. :)

Melody 9/22/09, 5:43 PM  

Can't wait to see the new look! :D

April 9/22/09, 7:28 PM  

I will be anxious to see the new look! I really want to change my blog look, but am afraid - very afraid, lol!

Jenny Girl 9/24/09, 3:22 PM  

I'm sure it will be very pretty. I know how much time and work it must have taken. Good luck and congrats for being brave.
I'm always a little afraid myself when I make changes.

Literary Feline 9/25/09, 6:31 PM  

I'm excited for you, Beth! I look forward to seeing your new look. :-)

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