To be honest, I kinda' lost interest in Blogging in the last few months. I thought: "maybe that time has come"; I'll leave Blogging behind in exchange for a new adventure and just bring with me sweet memories of my blogging years and when I was once known as The Beauty Junkee.
But then I realized I just needed a new layout so I contacted Deann Sarmiento, a talented Blogger/Web Designer, to breathe new life into my blog and she delivered.
Second wind. One more chance. New beginning. New layout! The Beauty Junkee 5.0 has been my project these last few weeks and it's finally up!
Some new improvements on my blog:
1. Less clutter, cleaner design
2. Quick loading time
4. Cleaner fonts
5. Brighter design
6. More interactive
7. Mobile and iPad- ready
As I'm typing this, I just realized, the layout hasn't been improved-it has been completely changed so this quick tour of The Beauty Junkee layout ver. 5.0 is very much needed.
So let's start at the topmost portion of the blog: There's a navigation bar that will follow you all the way to the bottom when you scroll downwards. Don't worry, you won't realize that it's following you and it won't interrupt your reading pleasure.
The navigation bar contains pages with information about me, this blog, disclaimer, rules, features, services, and top blog labels. Also, it contains buttons to my social media accounts. To those who are asking if I have RSS, I have no idea what that is, but I already have it. LOL.
The magnifying glass icon is my search bar. It follows you anywhere on the blog so anytime you think about researching something on my blog, it will be at your beg and call.
Wee! Slider! I had Deann install a slider. It features 5 of my latest blog posts so all you have to do is just scroll left and right to know what's the latest on my blog (you have to do it manually though. Blogspot doesn't have the auto-scroll feature for sliders, as I was told), click on an article that tickles your fancy, and you will be automatically redirected to that.
Don't forget to share my blog posts on these following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Linkedin, and Pinterest.
I put links in some texts most especially if I'm mentioning a product or I say CLICK HERE. Just hover over the words and if the hand cursor shows, just click! ;)
At the bottom of each blog posts, you will find RELATED ARTICLES aka LinkWithin. It is now improved because instead of offering just 3 related articles, it offers about 6 or 7. Scroll left and right to choose from the suggested related articles or just watch it 'carousel' from left to right on its own.
My comment box does not pop up separately from the blog post anymore. Instead, it is embedded as a section in each blog post. Just click the blog post that you wanna comment on and scroll downwards to read comments and to find the comment box.
The footer features my Instagram slider, links to my BEGINNER MAKEUP and ADVANCED MAKEUP tutorials lists, Blog stats, Bloglovin' auto- follow button, Google Connect, and my disclaimer.
For the sidebar, you will find there the ASK TBJ FORM, Labels, Blog Archive, Promos, FeedBurner (to get TBJ straight to your digital mailbox), ad spaces, and Top Stories.
That's all. I've a newfound love for Blogging because of this layout!
Please let me know what you think about the layout. If you're also encountering some issues with it, please let me know as well. Be sure to check my blog on your smartphones and tablets! ;)
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Beauty. Fitness. Fashion. Food. Travel. Unicorns. World Peace. Digify Corporation.