If you’ve visited Willow Lane in the past week you’ll have noticed a big change…well I hope you’ll have noticed! The old Willow Lane blog layout and logo are no longer. A complete redesign for 2017! I’ve now got a more modern and fresher looking blog – which I hope you’ll like as much as I do. I last had a blog refresh two years ago so Willow Lane was due a revamp. Design trends and styles are always changing and I think it’s important to keep readers (you lovely people!) engaged with the look and feel of a blog. I’m fortunate enough that my partner Phill is a graphic designer and can do all the hard work for me. He knew I wanted more of a magazine style layout for Willow Lane so he set to work. He has also done a whole new logo for me which I love.
Out with the old…
In with the new!
The new Willow Lane logo is still simple in design. What’s new is the lower case font and use of the acorn within the name. Also, there is now a more vibrant mustard yellow to make the name pop. Whilst the blog has had a couple of revisions over the years, the blog logo has always remained the same. Whilst I still look on fondly at the old logo, the new one is more modern and fun looking.
You can enjoy the full design overhaul of Willow Lane on the desktop version but the mobile version has been improved also and is easier to navigate and explore. Now when you visit Willow Lane the space feels bigger, with more articles on the homepage but plenty of white space so the site doesn’t feel too ‘busy’. Hopefully you will be enticed to stay around for longer, exploring more articles.
Overhauling the menu options was one of my priorities when creating the new blog site. The main menu options have not changed hugely but there are now a variety of submenus below each main menu to help you better explore the blog posts you want to read – whether that’s Motherhood (under Family), USA travel (under Travel) or Food Reviews (under Food). Previously I only had main menus and
The content isn’t going to change much on Willow Lane and will continue to be quite diverse. A niche blogger I am not! I still consider myself to be a lifestyle blogger and I will continue to write about different topics and document parts of my life that I’ll think you’ll be interested in. As a new mum, I have integrated my new family life with Phill and little Rose into my blog and I really enjoy doing this, especially through vlogs!
So if you enjoy following my musings and adventures, then settle down with some cake (or your snack of preference) and have a browse through Willow Lane. Subscribe to my blog and my Youtube channel (if you don’t already) to stay up-to-date with all things new. Also be sure to follow me on my social channels! I can’t wait to share more with you this year. Please let me know what you think of Willow Lane’s new look.