“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”
I have been dying for a website redesign for quite some time now, & although I’ll always have a soft spot for the original site template it absolutely needed a face lift in a MAJOR way. I really wanted something that felt fresh & clean, yet not “sleek” or modern/contemporary & I feel like we were truly able to accomplish that with the new site overhaul! Although honestly the “Land of the Interweb” is a foreign, scary place that is always in constant motion – so much so that I can barely keep up with it – so this new website is likely already dated by young Millennials’ & Generation Z’s standards. But there is honestly no point in trying to quench the insatiable, web-hungry appetite of an entire era that communicates entirely through emojis. I digress. ANYWAYS… read on to learn the “ins & outs” of the new site!
New Website Details
So first & foremost, this is a website design by NV Tech – or as I like to refer it, the entity that keeps my fiancé chained to his desk ‘til midnight on a daily basis… moderately kidding. But honestly – proud fiancé moment – in all seriousness, NV Tech is an IT Services & Consulting company that is owned by Andrei & his brother, & they ALSO happen to have employees that do website development & design. I honestly couldn’t be more proud of Andrei – he is the most intelligent, hardworking individual & is someone who absolutely deserves to own & run his own company… & thrive at it. I mean obviously I am a bit bias but I know first-hand from client testimonials (NOT ME) that their company does a fantastic job at what they do.
Also, as a tech-inept blogger who literally depends on the internet for Financial Independence, I couldn’t have snagged a more beneficial partner in life when it comes to the advancement of my career. KIDDING – I also just so happen to be utterly obsessed & head over heels for him!
Okay… so below is a side by side of the new versus the old website! Let me know what ya think!!!!
Old vs. New! I love how fresh the new site feels!
One of our main goals for the new site was to increase ease of usability & to find a way to better recycle old content – I work HARD on these articles… I want them READ! We therefore created “Brit’s Picks” which can always be found directly under the most recent Blog Post on the main Homepage. “Brit’s Picks” will feature three older articles that I’m loving atm or that are relevant to the current season etc. If I’m not being lazy, these will be updated on a bi-weekly basis!
Also! On the right sidebar you can see my recent Instagram Pics & a blog subscription box.
Beneath “Brit’s Picks” are the rest of my articles in chronological order! If you look at the Social Media Icons you’ll notice that they’re in this really pretty purple/grey watercolour! I’M OBSESSED! Then on the right, you’ll see another navigation bar (snaps for ease of use) & just under that is a “Meet Brit” box – click that to go to my “About Me” page!
At the VERY bottom of the homepage (& all pages for that matter) is my Instagram Feed. I’ve always really wanted to integrate more social media into a new website so I’m super excited that we were able to make it work – I love how it looks!
Omg I could NOT be more obsessed with the Header of the Homepage!!! I love the font, I love the rustic white wood, the watercolour pinecone & social icons, the soft colours…. I love it ALL & feel like it is a perfect representation of me.
Anywho, there’s WAY more to explore – I just wanted to give a preview – so be sure to click around & get to know the new site! I’M OBSESSED!
Pssssst. At the bottom of this blog, you’ll also find “Related Posts” – these related blog articles will ALSO be at the bottom of every single blog page!