A layout update, please read…

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 2 - 2011

~ If you click READ ALL (next to LATEST POSTS) you will be directed to a second ‘home page’ which will display all posts in the old-style scrolling layout.  You can update your bookmarks and access this page by default if you prefer.  Alternatively, you can subscribe to Lipglossiping.com through a reader or by email and view the site as RSS formats it.

Please note: “Featured Posts – READ ALL” displays only the ‘featured’ posts in the old-skool layout.

~ We have tweaked the colours and the labels (most obviously from red to blue) which will hopefully inject some of the previous site’s colour scheme into the template and increase familiarity.

I hope these changes are considered an improvement.

26 Responses to “A layout update, please read…”

  1. eRiN says:

    For the record, I think the new design is absolutely gorgeous!!! Especially LOVE the girl applying lipstick in the header :)

  2. Charlotte, I love the changes you made to the color scheme. I really admire how you’ve dealt with all the critiques in such a classy way. Congrats on the redesign!

  3. Belle says:

    Fantastic, thank you:) And once again, you and Mr L did a great job. (PS not to wade into this or anything, but yes the new site is looking a lot more professional and that IS a good thing. Also, anyone who doesn’t appreciate the amount of back end work for this shall receive a wag of my finger, so there).

  4. Louise says:

    I love it; looks so professional! x

  5. Debbie says:

    Just to update you; on an earlier comment I mentioned that loading time was a bit lengthy – its fine again now and of course may have been my pc not your site in the first place! x

  6. Emily says:

    Sorry you’ve had so much trouble with reception to the new layout – I didn’t like it when it first appeared, but a couple of days getting used to it and learning the new navigation and actually, I think its brilliant. Looks beautiful and clearly took a lot of hard work. I think people struggle with change, but all your loyal readers will get used to it! This new scrolling option is fantastic though, and makes for much easier reading.
    I never comment on the blogs I read (perhaps I should) but thought I’d let you know how much I appreciate your writing and insights!

  7. Coco says:

    Yay! That’s much better, thanks Charlotte! Looks fabulous :)

  8. Meeka says:

    Despite my uncertainty regarding the new layout it is obvious that you put a lot of work into it. I’m reminded of a commercial I used to see, I can’t remember who it was for, but it involved a pair of cavemen. One was trying to convince the other to wear pants and the other one says “I fear change, I think I’ll keep my twigs and berries!” I am getting used to it though and it really is a swanky website! I read your blog because of you and your personality, you’re an intelligent and witty writer and no layout changes that!
    I think what I’m trying to say in a longwinded roundabout way is that I do like the layout, I appreciate the effort you put into it and I appreciate how much you pay attention to your readers. I also think it’s a great idea to give people the option to see the site in the old view even though I’m going to stick with the new layout for now!

  9. Julianne says:

    Yay, I can finally get on the website! AVG’s been blocking it for days, now to find all those posts to add to my lemming folder…

  10. Vijaya says:

    Thanks so much for creating a ‘Read All’ button. It makes everything much simpler for me (personally), and I know it must’ve taken a lot of effort on your part. I noticed it yesterday, but didn’t think to say anything (I sort of thought it had been there all along, and felt a bit embarrassed for not noticing).

  11. Ann says:

    I just want to say – you’re so awesome for actually addressing readers’ preferences. I really like the compromise you’ve made, and I’m totally happy! (Not that I was disgruntled, just didn’t like the new format as much as the old one!)

    I’m impressed by your creative problem solving, by making it so that readers can have it whichever way they prefer!
    I also like the additional blue!

  12. Timperley says:

    Feel like I have eaten my cake and still have it. I like the new home page and I’m pleased the scrolling is back.

  13. Jess says:

    Just wanted to say thank you SO much for this — I commented previously and said I preferred the old layout because you could read the full posts on one page. I’m really happy you’ve taken that feedback into consideration and your blog is so much easier for me to read with this latest change. So, thank you — I really appreciate that you’ve listened to your readers here.

  14. Penny says:

    I may be parroting the above comments, but now I can still read like I used to I LOVE the new site. The colours look great, and that header with the girl in, is just awsome. You’ve put a lot of work into it! xxx

  15. Phoebs says:

    I agree! It is a lovely website design- I’ve had a think, and I decided that it is very professional looking! xxx

  16. Jen says:

    Not bad! Glad you provided the option to go to the old layout, though.

  17. Krystal says:

    The new site is a beauty, Charlotte :) I think people were just a little in shock at first because going to Lipglossiping and scrolling through posts every day is comforting in its familiarity and change is always scary, but your articles are as charming as ever, and the site looks really polished (I feel like professional is such a weird word to use because it seems to take the heart out of things, when I think you’ve really done the opposite of that). I think it’s really sweet that you made the “Read All” option so that people can continue to scroll through and look at all of the posts and pictures like they did before instead of just telling everybody to suck it up and get used to it, which you really could have done. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a beauty blog of such a high caliber with a blogger who seems to care about its readers as much as you do. Thanks for that!

  18. Leone says:

    Looks fantastic and like it was ALOT of work. How thoughtful of you to include a way to view in the old format. The new layout is so dramatically different I imagine some were shocked. You did a fab job! Kudos.

  19. Nicole says:

    We love you! and love the blog (new or old layout)!. I really do like the ‘read all’ option though. Thanks for all your hard work, and the good grace with which you have taken all the criticism.

  20. Gemx says:

    Love the new site. Thanks for adding the Read All button, really nice feature :) x

  21. Jo says:

    Love the new read all button xx thanks for listening to your readers x

  22. Melissa says:

    I’m loving the new layout! Thank you for this post too! Navigation is gonna be a whizz! xx

  23. PlatinumV says:

    Thank you very much. Updating my bookmark!

  24. LondonMUgirl says:

    I think the read all button is an excellent compromise, and I like the tweaks to the colour scheme too. Change can be disconcerting, but I think the changes to the layout/navigation are really helpful.

  25. Isabella says:

    The new layout looks great, very swish! x

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