After taking another look at my partner’s blog* earlier today, I decided that I wanted to redesign my site a bit. Really, since I helped her design her blog, I have wanted to do a redesign for mine. I like Orvis, but it still didn’t look like I wanted it to and it doesn’t have a lot of flexibility. Astra, on the other hand, has more flexibility, but the free version doesn’t include options that I want. With nothing but my bare hands and my proficiency in Google Fu, I cobbled together some CSS to achieve the effects that I wanted.
*Because I’m a bit vain, I’ll have you know that the clever name of InterLibrarian Loan was my idea.
Here’s the before and after:
I stole that yellow from my partner’s blog. Overall, the big changes are a slightly larger container for the text, some changes to font sizes and bolding, removing those awful lines in the Recent Posts and Categories section, and making the tags much smaller.