When something gets in my head, there’s no off switch to make it go away. This one was weighing heavy on my mind. The look and feel of our website and blog didn’t represent either of us. It was kind of just thrown together because we weren’t expecting many readers or visitors to our site. Then things started to grow, we’re booking more and more weddings and have some faithful readers. It was time for us to make some changes to gear us towards the direction we want to be going in.
So I put Pat to work. His fingers may be a little raw right now…
Like I said yesterday, there was a lot of mind changing going on through this process but only on the minor details. It’s tough getting everything just right. We worked with a web designer for our new logo and she also made the new background for us….after we were thoroughly all over the place with what we wanted it to look like. Now, I’m in love and I just realized why: it looks exactly like our comforter on our bed! Yeah, completely realized that afterward. I guess we have very distinct taste!
This blog is now our “main” site. When you go to obrienphoto.net, you are now directed here. We still have the flash portfolio site that we will use strictly as a portfolio gallery and a client login for the time being. We decided to do this because I think you get a better sense of who we are through the blog. Plus, we have the running slideshow on the homepage and a little blurb about who we are underneath that. All of that goes away when you’re in an actual post.
We also enabled Facebook comments so it’s easier for everyone to comment. Disqus comments are still there but I feel like most people will use the Facebook one. Pat also made some custom buttons to easily like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and to subscribe to our blog feed.
Pat would tell you more technical details about what he did and he was supposed to be writing this blog, but he’s a busy bee. I really only know that I think it looks pretty and that I like the colors.
What do you guys think?? Love it? Hate it?? Ya don’t care either way?
And in case you forgot, here’s what the old site used to look like. What a difference!