As you can probably tell, I switched my blog layout…
I don’t know if many people associate blog layouts with “brands”, but I do. Probably the “designer” in me. For example, I know exactly what Marginal Revolution looks like, and would know it without a title or any names. The same goes for TheMoneyIllusion (kind of), EconLog, Knowing and Making, and others. So I don’t want to change around willy-nilly, but the theme I had was kind of common, the title didn’t fit at the top, and I’m not yet interested in paying to be able to design a custom layout.
I do really like this layout, though. I imagine that when I do switch to paying for a blog site, it’ll change again…but for the last time!
In design, it is important to stick with a brand logo, and think long and hard before you change or “modernize” it. Most redesigns turn out to be very unpopular, so you should then probably think about it again — and then decide not to do it. But I’ll have none of that.
Let me know what you think!
Update: For some reason, it initially switched to some red layout that I had been viewing. It’s fixed, and this should be around for a while. Also, I’m going to have to do another image for the header. The question is: trendy or classy?