This is a second post for today. As you can see, Swatch And Learn got a facelift!
No scalpels were involved and no blood was shed, but there were some tears. (Don’t worry – the nail polish was left completely unharmed. There wasn’t even the smallest scratch on a single bottle.) 😉
Change is a difficult thing to get used to at first. When you’ve become so familiar with a design and it changes, you feel that sense of loss.
Chucking the old blog layout was something that was necessary – it was akin to amputating an arm infected with a severe case of gangrene. (Okay, so I’m not winning any awards for being a Drama Queen.) Still, though, it was really hard for me to bid farewell to the design I’ve stuck with since July 25th, 2010.
But it had to be done, much like the Macarena at the school dance a long time ago.
The old layout was a pain in the acetone, and making any custom changes felt like painting your toenails while in a straitjacket. (It’s hard. I’ve tried. No success.) 😉
I didn’t want to have to sing for my supper for every tiny change. In fact, I was tired of singing for supper, period! Not only did it remind me that I’m no Mariah Carey, but it also left me very, very hungry. (Now I just have to nod my head and food magically appears in front of me. It’s miraculous!)
The new layout isn’t as elaborate as my previous one, but behind the scenes, it functions a billion times better. To me, that’s really important.
I’ll be continually tweaking things here and there to give it some personality that it’s obviously lacking. Plus there are some things that need fixing as soon as I can figure out good solutions.
I ask that you please be patient with me and the changes. I’m not a programmer, so I’m learning from scratch. I want the design to be great, but I’m starting at the bottom of the mountain.
Hope that you’ll continue to visit and leave your wonderful comments on Swatch And Learn during this transition period.