Do you like my new header? My blogging friend Susie designed it for me!. She has launched a new blog design business called A Little Luxury. Her specialty is working with people who use Blogger, though she can also help out Typepad folks like me with headers. And folks, her prices are AMAZINGLY low. I mean, really, really, crazy, what-is-she-thinking low. So before she figures out how talented she really is and raises her prices, you should run over there RIGHT NOW and sign up to have her freshen up your blog. Be sure you see her gallery of designs!
Speaking of blog design, I'd be interested to hear some good discussion on the topic--so please, weigh in! How important is blog design to you, as a reader? Do you find yourself drawn to a particular "look" of blog? Does it bug you when a blogger changes his or her design very often? Do you think dark or light backgrounds are easier on the eyes? Are there any design features you really like to see? Any you don't?
As for me, my ever-aging eyes seem to prefer a white or very light background--much easier to read, especially late at night (when I do most of my blogging). And one important feature I always like to see is a way to e-mail the writer. And obviously design changes don't bother me, seeing as how I change mine all the time (you should see how often I rearrange things in my house!).
So, you great bunch of commenters, let's talk blog design. What do you have to say? If you think of it, come back to see what others are saying--we can all learn something!