In terms of my blog, I can't make a commitment and I'm so indecisive. Maybe that is bleeding out into my life and is why I'm still single... ;) Anyways, that's a story for another day!
Today, I'm going to tell they story - saga - of my blog designs. I've had custom designs done, I've bought pre-made templates, and I've enjoyed each design for one reason or another. The design you see on my blog now, is one I just recently (a few weeks ago) purchased off of Etsy. I like it, I do. It's a cute, simple, and clean design. The problem? I've decided that I want something more colorful...and more me. It's hard to take a pre-made design and have it feel like 'you.' It's even harder, I think, to tell someone enough about you for them to design a blog that truly encompasses you. That's why - I wanted to try and design my own blog. I've tried in the past, but gave up before I completely finished anything, because I wasn't feeling successful in the task.
A few days ago, I sat down and wanted to start a new design to see what I ended up with. I quickly learned that I was in love with what I was creating. It was bright, colorful, and fun! And more than that, I felt that it was ME!!
Here's the header that I came up with...still a work in progress, but pretty much the final product.
Isn't it adorable! I'm still going to add a menu below, I think. But the main header is going to stay pretty much like this! Now, here's where I need some help! I had a few questions earlier and they were driving me iNsAnE! But thanks to a few helpful bloggers, I figured them out! My last question is this...the social media buttons (and the future menu bar) that are in my header. How can I make those clickable. I know how to use image-mapping, which I assume is how I would go about making these usable buttons. But that gives you an HTML code, right? How would I import the HTML code into the header? Or is there another route I would need to take for this?
Here's two different backgrounds that I have. Which do you prefer: the solid purple, or the patterned design?
If you want to see it live on a blog (just my test blog), click here!
What do you think about the design, which background would you pick, and do you know how I could make my header a clickable design?