Header makeover | How About Orange

August 23, 2010

Header makeover

Good morning, all. Yesterday I freshened up the blog with a new header. The old one felt too heavy, so I put this blog on a diet. I plan to do some other trimming this week as well, so pardon any oddities you might notice while I'm ignorantly tinkering.

91 comments:

Michelle said...

LOVE it! It's pretty and light and very cool. It's also kind of weird that you're different, but I like it.

dandee said...

it looks great!

Jess said...

I know. I keep thinking, whose blog is this? What am I looking at? But in a week or two we won't even remember what the old one looked like.

{BrianaArlene} said...

I love your new header! Reminds me of this Erin McMorris fabric: http://www.freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=144&sw_id=1225

surlybirdstudio said...

your new header looks so nice!

Anonymous said...

lovely.. the flowers are totally cute!!

Me? A Mom? said...

I love it. I also am dying to know how you got all your social networking icons and links on your sidebar so nice and neat.

HazeWea said...

Adorable! I love it!

Brigitte said...

Love the new look!

jessyz said...

It is adorable, I love the new look.

HELLO TIGER! said...

I like the new!

bink and boo said...

Love it!

live a colorful life said...

Very cool design! We'll get used to it soon.

Christine said...

LOVE the new look! So cute and clean!

Carrie said...

Love the new header... and amazingly (even though I've read your blog for years) I just figured out that your icon is JJ for Jessica Jones... with the other header I wasn't able to see it.

PonderandStitch said...

I think it's totally adorable!!!! Keep it. :D

Kim said...

looks great, jessica!

Bonny said...

CUTE!

jobanba said...

Lovely -- I like the nice clean feel.

Grandma G said...

Well, what a surprise! I thought I'd come to the wrong place! ;)

Love your new little favicon, too!

Looking forward to oddities,
Mum

Jess said...

Well, one oddity that I don't know how to fix is that the words in the nav bar at the top are centered vertically in Safari and Firefox, but not in Explorer. In Explorer they sit too close to the baseline. For that reason, I think you all should abandon Explorer and use Firefox instead of me figuring out how to fix it. Okey dokey? Great. Thanks.

hiptomylu said...

a-dorable new header. just makes me smile!

elise said...

cute cute cute

Jaimie said...

The size is perfect.

Joan said...

Like it as well.

clothesclothesclothes said...

It's adorable, love it!

Jennifer said...

Love love love!

Beth said...

Looks nice!

Claire said...

Cute, but I'll miss the old one. *tear*

Thao said...

It's lovely! It reminds me of textiles. So great.

Kristina said...

Super cute!

Sarah said...

Very cute!

honeyash said...

like the new header!

Annette said...

Looks great - it feels good to revamp something you love. =)

Mysty said...

oh how lovely! definite cutie ;)

Mrs. Haid said...

It is on a diet! So slim!

rilojane said...

I hate to be the one of two people commenting to the contrary... but I like the old one. The new one is cute and all, don't get me wrong. It's just not what I associate with How About Orange. Maybe it's the aesthetics, maybe it's just change in general. We all hated "Ba-da-bop-ba-ba... I'm lovin' it" when McDonald's changed their theme. But can any of us name what it was before? (Seriously, can any of us name what it was before? It's been killing me that I can't think of it!)
So, I look forward to getting used to the new as your yummy french fries and filet-o-fish bring me back for more. (That's a messed up metaphor, but meh.)

A Girl said...

Love the new fresh look.

Jess said...

rilojane, I hear ya! Thanks for your comment. I will try to provide you with enough filet-o-fish to keep you enticed. Any kind of change is unsettling, I know! The familiar is nice, no matter what it looks like. Oh, and I also HATE HATE HATE that McDonald's jingle but can't remember what the campaign was before.

Bree said...

Very light and refreshing!

Bek said...

Now I'm desperately trying to think of the old McDonald's jingle.

I loved your old banner and this certainly threw me for a loop. I thought I ended up someplace else, haha. But it's cute and I'm sure we'll all be used to it within a few days. :)

(or throw a coup)

Jess said...

Yes, if the readers revolt, I'll have to revert!

Bek said...

Have you had your break today?

Was that it?

Sorry... now it's on my brain! I just remember hating them adding all the accents onto words when they started "McCafe" ads. Drove me nuts.

Jess said...

Hmm, maybe that was it. I just learned from Wikipedia that the vocals on the I'm Lovin It jingle are by Justin Timberlake. What?! Did everyone else know that?

Mandy:) said...

I really love the flowers. Very cute and modern.

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barefootbeadshawaii said...

I love your new header. So slim and lovely.

Anna said...

love the new look, very fresh! :)

calicodaisy said...

Looks just great!

Larissa said...

mmmhmm love it. so clean. so spare. so you. but so little orange.

laura said...

Well, I like your new header. I've been reading for a while, but never commented.

And wasn't "we love to see you smile" a slogan or jingle for McDonald's at one point? : )

Laura said...

Love it!!

Diana Lee said...

So perfect!

Hattie said...

I love the change! So clean and pretty. I just gave my office a major freshen up as well - and it features a lot of orange and aqua http://littleredroost.blogspot.com/2010/08/office-360.html
Thanks for giving me a healthy dose of orange every few days!

Maureen said...

I love the new header. It's nice and clean, while still being colorful.

Kate said...

Hi Jess, I have been reading your blog for some time now (and loving it!). I was wondering whether you would be able to provide some inspiration...I have a function to go to this Saturday night (it's a trivia night fundraiser for my daughter's kindergarten). Each table at the function has been allocated a colour, and we need to decorate our table using that colour. I've just found out that our table's colour is ORANGE and of course I thought of you straight away ;-) Do you have any ideas for orange-themed table centrepieces or decorations?

pilgrim said...

very nice! i love the colors :)

s. said...

love the new look! it's darling! :)

s. said...

love the new look! it's darling!

Jess said...

Thanks, everybody!

Kate, you might browse around here at Hostess with the Mostess.

There are lots of centerpiece / table decoration ideas, some with orange themes and others that maybe you could do an orange version of?

mica anna said...

Love it!

barefootandpoignant said...

Pure cuteness!

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Jeni said...

Really love it! It's super cute and fresh! :)

katiecrackernuts said...

Looks great. I keep thinking I need to freshen up my blog a little. I just don't know where to start.

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

So cute!! Love it!

Jackie said...

Just found your blog, and i love it! btw...orange is my favorite color :)

Jeanette said...

So cute!

bichonpawz said...

It's nice to change things up every now and then! Looks great!!

widia said...

i like it! :)

LKP said...

where's the "like" button around here?!

It's A Wonderful said...

FABuLOUs!

ros said...

Has anyone pointed out this sighting of your fabric over at corporette.com yet? Great job!

Jess said...

Nope! Fun, thanks for letting me know!

Michelle said...

I think it looks fab. I'm doing the same on mine, as in having a tidy up. Just trying to decide on a new header too but can't come to a decision on images that represent all the things I make and do :o)

Bailey said...

I really like the new header. It is light and refreshing, not in your face type. I enjoy your blog.

Molly said...

I LOVE it so much. You inspire me!

CC said...

I really like the new header too, so fresh and fun!

Torrie said...

LOVE IT.

And I use Firefox, so we're good there.

Becky said...

I like very much!!!!!

Juliet said...

Love the new design!

Ragan said...

Love it - Looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

It seems a tiny bit precious to me. I'm sure I'll get used to it. I liked aspects of the old one, but the new one has a nice fresh vibe and lighter is better. I tend to prefer clean over cute. Enjoy the tinkering, your content always rocks!

sal101010 said...

I like the new header - it's pretty. However, as I read this blog on the feed, I had to go to the Wayback machine to remind myself of what the old one looked like! And I liked that one too....

on your bike sunshine: Béa & Réré said...

very nice!

Christy said...

super pretty header! I love it!

susan said...

must say i miss the old one :( it was bold and had a strong design. it doesn't seem balanced to me...graphics too small? too little orange? however, I LOVE THE CONTENT, so i won't quibble, even if you were to put a big brown mud puddle as a header lol

rilojane said...

"We love to see you smile"!! LAURA- thank you!

I saw an AT&T location painting blue over all their old orange Cingular Wireless awnings.


I'm upset. And I'm also learning that I don't handle change well.

SK said...

Love it!

Andrea said...

love it, it's very cute :)

Teresa @ good-grace said...

It looks great! (Love your tinkering... ha ha!)

MrsKinne said...

It's lovely!

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for a while now and I LOVE it.
The new header looks fantabulous.

Isabel

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