So things look a little different around here, huh? 🙂
I thought I would do a quick run down on some of the new features as well as where you can find things you may be looking for.
Let’s start with the logo. Click my logo and that basically is a “Home” button.
The top area of my site includes the standards: About, FAQ (check them out they may be useful), Advertising page and a Contact form.
Under my logo in the black bar is an area for some special features. Categories is the same as it was on my last site basically. Nail Gallery leads you to my new upgraded Nail Gallery (more on that soon). Spring 2012 is all posts marked with Spring 2012. When the seasons change, so will this feature. Giveaway is a special place where you can click to see any and all giveaways I have done or that are going on.
Across from that are buttons where you can subscribe to me via email, Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed. Next to that is a very solid search area. This whole area and everything above it is “static” meaning when you scroll down, the top of my site stays in place. I love that about it, makes it handy I think.
Under that area is my new scrolling header area! I love this part. This will just include different mini mastheads that will change out. There are currently five running. You can wait for it to change itself or click the arrows to go to the next one.
Next to that is another favorite area of mine. The Weekly Macro photo. I will post a macro photo every week of something and you can click to see the full photo and information about it.
Next up we have the main post area. On the left of each post there are little Twitter, Facebook and Stumbleupon buttons you can click.
To the right of that is a little blurb about myself and a photo of one of my feline mascots, Sammy. If you are looking for where my “Personal” area went, there is a link to it right there where it says ” a lot of cat photos” I will still be posting personal photos there.
At the bottom of each post is a button where you can “Pin It” on Pinterest or +1 it on Google+.
Note, now when you click “Continue Reading” and go to the next page, it starts where you left of reading. Yay!
Across from that on the sidebar is a new widget with some categories that include Popular (my most popular posts), Drugstore Finds (everything drugstore related), Link and Affiliates.
Further down on the sidebar you can still find the Archives section if you want to easily check out previous months posts.
Also there are all the buttons for various ways to follow me including email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and RSS.
Now for the fun stuff. In my Nail Gallery I have a new feature where you can click the little star next to 2 or 3 pics (max) and then click the Compare button and a new window will open them up so you can see them larger and compare the colors. Yay! I’ve been wanting this for a long time, and I hope you guys find it useful.
Then click Remove All if you want to clear your selections and start again.
At the bottom of my posts is a new feature going forward. I have a little voting system so you can check if you liked a product or not. Just something kind of fun I think.
To the right of that are little mini-snapshots and links to related posts.
I think that about sums it up! I really hope that you guys like the look and feel of this site , I know I love it! I am always striving to make this site as user friendly and fun as possible for you!
As always, let me know if you run into any weird issues or snags.