April 26, 2011

blog design: the roxy loves

what i did ♥
simplified and widened the blog beyond allowed template widths, made all backgrounds a blank white, removed all borders shadows accents and lines, created numerous header concepts through photoshop editing using different fonts, centred the header, created buttons using photoshop for labels to create a personal menu, simplified usability and layout by reducing amount of unneeded widgets, removed 'blogger template' widget from the bottom of the page, transferred full blog design to The Roxy Loves admin and ensured full ease of use for Hannah.


what Hannah said ♥
"I first requested a LOT from Abby, and she dealt with my request professionally and efficiently. The whole way through she remained in constant communication with me, helping bring my ideas and vision for my blog to life. She is creative and incredibly talented when it comes to html and blog design. I LOVE my finished blog and really couldn't of done even half of it without her! Her prices are amazing too :D !!
Thank you Abby!"

April 20, 2011

header design: my precious nail polish

what i did ♥
created numerous header concepts for My Precious Nail Polish using handwritten non web fonts in a variety of shades and developed my own sketches of nail polish bottles into an image used in the header and for the twitter button.

what Marilou said ♥
"I was so fed up of my insipid and unpersonal previous blog header. I knew exactly what I wanted but I had no clue whatsoever on how to do it.

Then via Twitter, hallelujah, Abby came into my life. I was very surprised to see that she had such a great experienced blog design with very affordable prices so I went for it.

Not only she is super sweet but she was so attuned to all my blog header makeover wishes. She made it so much easier and gave me loads of choices. I absolutely love what she did and will definitely reach to her again for my next blog makeover.

Thank you Abby for making all my blog-design-dreams come true :)"

April 17, 2011

header & buttons design: starry eyed blogs

what i did ♥
created header and buttons specific to Kirsty's specifications using web font 'Homemade Apple', supplied image and photoshop.


what Kirsty said ♥
Kirsty conducted a short interview with myself. You can see my answers and what she had to say about abbzzw design here

April 07, 2011

blog design: diamonds & pearls

A short time ago Ashlie from Diamonds & Pearls contacted me through twitter with a query for blog design, and via email she described to me the ideas that she had for her blog. Girly, clean lines, dusky pinks and pale calming colours. We discussed these elements further and feeling how she wanted to portray them in her design I began coming up with concepts of layout, background, headers and buttons that slotted together to create this all encompassing subtly girly look.

what i did ♥
created numerous header concepts using web and non web fonts with all sorts of different patterns and colours, sourced and edited a polka dot background Ashlie asked for, simplified usability by removing unneeded buttons and other widgets cluttering the page, created button concepts for a main menu and finalised their placement, created a giveaway button that complements the menu buttons, made all widget and menu links that go to another site open in a new window and transferred the full blog design to diamonds and pearls admin then ensured full ease of use for Ashlie.



what Ashlie said ♥
"I have wanted a blog makeover for quite a while. I felt my blog was very childish, squished together and just generally not to my tastes. A quick plee on twitter and I was pointed in Abby's direction. I was quite nervous about contacting Abby of Abbzzw designs at first as I thought I was going to make a fool of myself because she obviously knows all the correct terms for everything to do with a blog layout. I on the otherhand know nothing so after a few hours of "Oohhh shall I, shant I", I finally bit the bullet and sent an email. Honestly I don't know why I worried so much because she was soo lovely and very helpful. Although I felt I had written a complete bunch of gibberish, Abby said I was actually very clear about what I wanted. After a few more emails, Abby knew exactly what I wanted and she had some amazing ideas for my blog. I was constantly kept up to date with what was happening and changing and I was even given a link to a 'test blog' which was so exciting to watch everything changing. Abby sent me numerous headers, fonts, gadget headers and although she had gone to a great deal of effort, she still stated if I didn't like any of them she would start from scratch. Thankfully I fell in love with the first one I saw. I couldn't tell you everything that was changed on my blog, because like I said I don't have a clue about anything to do with blog layouts/internet design, but I can tell you my blog is now a million-billion percent better. It is easy to get around, the pictures are huge like I have always wanted and it is the perfect colour scheme to suit my tastes. Also Abby's prices are very affordable. I have been on blog design sites before where the prices start at £90+ and I didn't pay Abby anywhere near that. I definately recommend Abbzzw designs to anyone who is wanting a blog makeover, you will not regret it!!"

April 02, 2011

blog design: bamboozle beauty

Jemma from Bamboozle Beauty Blog first approached me towards the end of february with the desire of simplifying her blog design and layout whilst making it represent her personality more. The key words for this design were pretty, girly and a touch of vintage. I think that what I came up with represents this well without representing too much of the typical shabby chic look everyone is after. My patchwork header design idea  came from reading through the bamboozle beauty blog itself and spying Jemma's duvet cover, using a similar patchwork design adds that personal touch she way after.

what i did ♥
created numerous header concepts, sourced and edited a selection of backgrounds to choose from, simplified usability by removing unneeded buttons, links and other widgets cluttering the page, reduced 2 columns into 1 going by the same process of simplifying the blog, transferred full blog design to bamboozle beauty blog admin and ensured full ease of use for Jemma.



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what jemma said ♥
"Not only does my blog layout look clean, pretty and easy to navigate around - Abby is also a lovely girl who is easy to work with and incorporates your ideas into something gorgeous! I'm so happy with the way my blog has turned out, it looks amazing, thank you :) xx"

April 01, 2011

blog design: truly madly beauty

what i did ♥
created numerous header concepts specific to specifications with photographs of Aysha using photoshop, sourced and edited a selection of backgrounds to choose from, created numerous button concepts for small sidebar menu, made button images roll over to another image to create the illusion of a regular text link, transferred full blog design to Truly Madly Beauty admin and ensured full ease of use for Aysha.

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what aysha said ♥
"I knew for a while that I wanted to vamp up the look of my blog & make it nicer looking & my own, as it was looking a tad…blah! But unfortunately I am completely & utterly useless when it comes to computers! Just mention html codes to me & I break out in a sweat! Thankfully though the lovely Abby came to my aid :) I first heard about abbzzw designs from the awesome Steph over at Topshop Princess, whose blog looks utterly fab, everything from the header to the layout, so after asking her how I could go about working on improving the look of mine, she kindly directed me to Abby!

It really was such a pleasure speaking with Abby via email, she was so kind & professional & gave some great advice, throwing me many ideas that could work for my blog as well as listening to the ideas that I’d had in my mind as well. I wanted to achieve a vintage-y feel to my blog, with a nice looking background, pictures & header & she did just that! On her suggestion we decided on going for the subtle grey background which I love, as black was definitely too harsh looking & I totally adore my new header which she designed pretty much spot on to what I wanted! I was extremely impressed with everything, not to mention her fantastic prices! I absolutely love my new blog design & there is no way I could have got it without her! Would recommend her to everyone in a second!

Thank you so much for all your help sweety :)"