A Little Redecorating and a Question For You

Hello gentle readers.

As you can probably see, I have been doing a little redecorating. I decided to change up the look of my blog a bit; lose the cutsie backgrounds (nothing wrong with them, I just think that I am finally over them), install a cleaner, more neutral header and widen my page, overall. I think that my blog looks cleaner, brighter and, in spite of the fact that I have a lot of shit going on, it looks less cluttered and busy. I also like that the wider format makes my posts look a little less wordy and loooong. heh heh

I also started making all of my photographs larger, to fit the new layout. Question, if I may? What say you about the larger photographs? Just right? Too large? Do they feel overpowering to look at as you read? I am good with this size but this is also about my readers and what they like to see so I would really value your honest opinion on photo size in my posts. I am going to hold off changing more until I hear what you all have to say. I have a lot of posts and while I doubt that I will change every one of them, I do plan to go back a little way. I don't want to go to all of that work, tho if the larger shots drive my readers cray-cray. lol

Okay, I can't just leave without posting a picture of something. Bare, just word posts don't feel right, here. :D

(Image Source) This is totally my husband and me. 

Thank you for dropping in and for your answer to my question. I really appreciate your input. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble

34 comments

  1. new photos love the size just right! like the new look  :)

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  2. I like it! I recently increased my picture size too, I felt like the default size was waaay too small to see full detail and appreciate some beautiful polishes!

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  3. Thank you so much. :) 

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  4. Thank you. I agree, the larger image size really shows detail. I'm happy that you like it. :)

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  5. Great new layout! I like the picture size. Still comes across well in Google Reader :)

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  6. I love the new blog design.  And I love the large generous photos!!  And I wouldn't go back and change any more of the older posts as that seems like "make work."

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  7. I love the new design and the bigger photos! It makes it easier to see the manicures. :) 

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  8. Thank you. :) I have no idea what Google Reader is, but I'm glad that the larger photos work okay. :D

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  9. I like the new design. Looks fresh.

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  10. Thank you so much. :) I like the big photos, too. I was just hoping that they wouldn't freak all of my gentle readers out. heh heh 

    I don't plan to go to far back. It takes a lot of time, since I have to fix a post, then go back to the beginning, then scroll down the page, go to the next one, scroll down, go to the next, scroll until I find the post, fix the photo size, save and repeat. Yeah. Not going to do that all the way back! lol

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  11. Thank you! I am so glad that you like the changes. :D

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  12. I love the new design, so neat a clean looking. The bigger photos are so much better and look great. I totally understand how you feel. I just did the same on my blog and it was such a pain to go back and make all the photos bigger. I didn't have a lot of older posts, so it's getting there. 

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  13. I like it, and really like the larger photo :)

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  14. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaJanuary 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I like the new design.  However, I don't know if the larger pictures come totally through - it's like the right side of the image gets cut off just a bit.  The way I look at it, if I see a picture I want to see larger, I click on it, hoping I'll be able to view it better.

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  15. I like the bigger photos!  I recently upsized mine since I don't really like the clicking to see the details if the picture is too small :)

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  16. Thank you. That is how I felt about it, too. :D

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  17. Thank you so much for your input. :D

    I am not going to go back and change all of the photographs in all of my old posts. That would take me far too long! lol I am going to do a few more, tho. I think. 

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  18. Thank you. I'm glad that you like it. I am happy with the larger photos, too. :)

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  19. Hmmm... I didn't see that. I'll have to take a gander at them and see. But thank you so much for your input. I really appreciate it. :D

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  20. Thank you. :) I kind of like not having to click. I don't mind it but if I can save a step, I do. :D

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  21. I like the bigger pictures, looks good.

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  22. I'm glad you got rid of some stuff. I actually just did the same for my blog and made my pics huge. I was having probs lately loading your blog. Sometimes people forget the more they add the harder it is to load them. This loaded up much quicker and easier than it has lately so I really appreciate that. I like larger pictures cause I'm too lazy to click on them to see them larger anyway! I think this looks great!

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  23. I like your new layout/background :) It's easy on the eyes. The pictures on the sides don't distract me from your post at all.

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  24. I like your new layout/background :) It's easy on the eyes. The pictures on the sides don't distract me from your post at all.

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  25. Double post ftw... Could you delete this? :/

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  26. The bigger, the better!  Looks good and I love the pic of the peacocks, hee.

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  27. Thank you. :D 

    I had overloaded my poor old blog a bit. And it was getting too cluttered and distracting. I can't promise that I will never add a cutsie gadget from time to time, but I am liking how it is, now. I am so glad that it is loading up easier for you. :)

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  28. Thank you so much for your input. :D 

    I liked that one, too. I Can Haz Cheezeburger rules. Anytime I need a good laugh, I head over there. :)

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  29. I think it looks great.  Everything is clear and easy to find.  "Less is more" is one of my mottos.  BTW, the pic you posted is hilarious!!

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  30. Thank you so much. :D

    Isn't it? I find the best funnies on that site. :)

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  31. Thank you so much. I think that it is better with the wider format, for sure. Things aren't so crowded and smashed in on top of one another. :D

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  32. JustfooblinblogdesignsJanuary 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Lookin Good Mama!!!

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  33. Why, thank you, love. :D 

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