Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Sometimes You Need Help

So by now you've notice the new look. When I decided to bring First Fig back I knew that I needed a new template, a clean slate that would inspire me to give this blog the attention it deserved.

I found a template that I really loved and went about trying to customize it to suit my needs. I'm not sure if you've ever worked with html code but it's a real pain in the neck. And unfortunately, the template I picked would not let me change the things I needed without destroying the rest of the code.

In utter frustration I decided to enlist the help of someone who knew what they were doing. And so I turned to Dawn Farias because I liked her clean designs, she was incredibly economical and I didn't have to wait 6-10 weeks in order to get the new template.

Dawn was amazing to work with. She walked me through the entire process, never got annoyed when I was flaky and was happy to incorporate any ideas I had. She also tricked me out with a fancy blog button so that all of my 5 readers can proudly proclaim that they read First Fig! ;)

If you are in need of a blog re-do but you don't want to do it yourself, Dawn is a great person to turn to.


  1. Can you use blog buttons on wordpress? I think I inherited the same anti-html gene that you did.

  2. P.S. I love the new look!

  3. Thank you for such sweet words! I am glad you like your new look. Please come back anytime. ;)

    (Seraynes - yes, you can do buttons on Wordpress. Here is a tutorial on it at CSS Wiz.)