Venue: Pak Li S7, Shah Alam

Took the boyd for lunch. It's been a while. The weather was too pretty not to take some shots.

Taken with my Canon 600D.
So I had this blog design job that came in previously. You know how it is sometimes you walk into a blog and you instantly know that it's powered by Blogger? Not that that isn't a good thing, it's just that the generic Blogger theme is really really outdated. I'm talking about the whole default navbar on top and the Blogger profile widget topping the sidebar. Also the generic Home button at the bottom and generic search tool bar; and just the minor details all put together that just screams "I'm using an outdated generic Blogger theme". Not very attractive and unless your content is super good, is really less likely to pull in any traffic. 

So, utilizing available resources, I came up with a clean and personalized layout for Fleur Notes. This was the finished product. 

Original template: Scratch (Pink) by ThemeXpose

I had created a bunch of personalized items for the design including a blog header, sidebar widget headers, an initial as well as five social media icons. However, I had decided to exclude the Email icon from the template since I installed a contact form and link in the top nav bar already. Market Deco font was used to create the blog title while every other font was hand drawn using Adobe Photoshop brushes and my Wacom Intuos. 
Contact form on a static Contact page:

I personally love clean blog templates and it is almost always a nice move to include personalized elements in your blog. This way, while you may be working with a free version of a ready template, the results may look better than some paid designs. Aside from that, you'll have a template that you can really call your own. So, it's been a blast working for Fleur Notes, hope you love the results, Jannah! Happy blogging!

Made using Adobe Photoshop + Wacom drawing pen & touch tablet.
Original font: Intro Regular

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