New Look!

Hi Everyone! I'd like to give you an update on the new look of Hellojaa.com! I hope it is obvious that I switched to a different theme! :D In preparation for Hellojaa's one year anniversary, I thought I'd change things up a bit!

There are a few reasons why I chose to “revamp” my website layout:

  1. Most important: I want a layout that has a bigger “content width” so that I can post full-sized images!  In my old theme, all images were scaled down to about two third of the full size and I wasn't happy about it!
  2. I want my blog to be fully responsive on all devices (desktop PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone).
  3. I want a cleaner design; something less-clustered and easier on the eye.
  4. I want the main content (reading area) to be all-white and border-free.
  5. I want the homepage to look like a traditional blog (instead of the masonry style).
  6. I want a better product rating system. The old “1-to-5 heart system” wasn't really informative, was it?! :)
  7. I'm done with pastel colors (LOL!). Still love the hot pink accent, though, so I'm keeping that!

Right now I'm in the process of going through each post to fix the format! And let me tell you, it's not enjoyable! :( I will probably (hopefully) get it all done by next week. In the meantime, try to ignore anything that looks funny! :D

Rest assured that my review schedule will not be affected in any way during the revamp!

Let me know how you like the new theme. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts/comments/suggestions!

Credit: screenshots of my blog on different devices were captured from ami.responsivedesign.is.

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26 Comments

    1. says: Jaa

      Thank you, Rikki!

      It takes time to find “the one” theme that you really like! It took me months of searching! Just don’t rush! You will find it eventually!

  1. says: Izzie

    Looks great Jaa! Your product/swatch photography is some of my favorite, so I’m probably a bit more excited than I should be for full-size images. :P

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