Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Found Out!







So we were going to be all official and announce the new look of our blog in a big way...



But then some intrepid super-sleuth blogger friends (Kjelle Bus, Nerissa, Tillie & Georgia, Sushi and Marg - not that we're naming names, mind you) found our double-top-secret test site and started posting comments there!

Oops, were our faces red.


Actually... we blame Mother. She is obviously not CIA or FBI material (*ahem* that's Cat Intelligence and Feline Bureau... in case you were wondeiring).

Had we been in charge, we're sure no security breach would have occurred.

So today, we're doing what mommy calls a "soft launch" of our new look.

What do you think?  Glogirly designed our new logo and we looove the tail hooking the "a'!!
Then Glogirly & our mom (with some helpful input from a few artists at Hallmark) went to work on the overall look and feel.

Jury's still out on the sidebar buttons.  Our mom wanted to test the silhouette of Maxwell that you currently see.

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"Yarn" sidebar button design. Cool huh?
But she also likes the yarn idea she had - and that Glogirly designed. You can see that look over on our test site here.

We're worried the yarn buttons give the page a "heavy" feel.
And besides, we're not sure we can talk mom out of parting with the way cool silhouette of Maxie that she created, in the sidebar on this page.

Opinions?  We kittehs have informed mom that everyone gets a vote, but we get veto power (MOL!).


34 comments:

  1. We're probably missing something. We went to your test site and saw didn't see any yarn buttons?

    We like your new design! And yes, that "a" hooked on the tail is brilliant!

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    1. Oops, mommy ran off to lunch without hitting the publish button! If we had opposable thumbs we'd do it but instead we have to wait for her to get back *taps paws impatiently *

      Check back in an hour or so?

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  2. We do love the silhouette, so even if you go for yarm buttons, keep the silhouette somehow.

    Glogirly's designs are so great! Nice teamwork too.

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  3. Your new look is fantastic!!!

    We love the silhouette, but the yarn is cute too...we're no help I guess :-)

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  4. Looks great. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. I love the entire look! I kinda miss the old one, I won't fib...but I like the new one. I suppose I should do that too but mommy loves seeing me in the flowers xoxoxox

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    1. Who knows? We may shake things up in six months or so and revamp the old look. Nothing's ever gone for good! :-)

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  6. We really like the new look. We also liked the old look.

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  7. We love it and we have to agree with your Mom about the silhouette of Maxie! way cool!!!

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  8. Oh, we love the new look of your blog! We also loved the old one, by the way. MOL!

    Looking forward to meeting your The Mom at BlogPaws!!!

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  9. Love, Love, Love the new look (do you get the idea I LOVE it???) - Mom totally thinks so too.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  10. I do like the silhouette of Maxwell too... and I LOVE the new blog look!

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  11. We voted for the yarn on the test site. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  12. We actually like the silhouette better! :-)

    Awesome new blog design, we love it. Well done to all!

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  13. Well I love the new design and knew it had a Glogirly touch! :) The yarns are great too! It's light and airy, brilliant!! xx

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  14. The new look is great. I like both the yarn and the silhouette. I like the way the part silhouette pops out of the yarn ball when the mouse pointer is run over it.

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  15. We totally going to say yarn ball then we saw the kitty and are torn. It all looks great!!

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  16. I love your Glogirly Design...it's purr-fect!!!

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  17. Well this explains a lot!
    Sometimes Mom is lazy. When we read your comment in House Panthers, we just clicked on your name in the comments and it took us to your profile page. It shows 2 blogs.Then we clicked on A Tonk's Tale and boom, we got surprised :) Good to know all is well and you still have your archives and pics!!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

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  18. I love the tail in the title! Love the look of the yarn, too. But, we prefer the Maxwell silhouette. What about using the yarn for the small icons instead of silhouettes? I think using a silhouette one way and using the yarn another way makes each section stand out. Oh, and Allie's pic needs to show more of her!

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  19. LOVE it! It's a pretty tough choice between the yarn and max's silhouette... I'm going to go with Max's silhouette though. I kind of see what you mean with the "heavy" thing. I like the way the words change to a pink color when you hover over them. And it's kind of unique too.

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  20. Well, I LOVE IT ALL! Love the silhouette. Love the social sharin' buttons. Love yarn, in general.

    And now I understand why it said "testing." hehehe...

    Don't worry, I'm in the FBI now so it was to be expected that I'd sleuth it out.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  21. Sheesh, you guys can NEVER keep a secret!!!!!
    Looks like Maxie's silhouette is the winner : )

    We love it all...
    Ok, we BETTER love it all!
    haha!

    xo

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  22. Love the new look. We like the yarn buttons better, but that's just us. Your site is pawsome!

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  23. My votes for the silhouette, it was the first thing I noticed and I love it!!

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  24. My votes for the silhouette, it was the first thing I noticed and I love it!!

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  25. We think it looks fandaddiedosie :) :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  26. We've come back to check out the test site (Mommy's "hour" is a WHOLE day later! MOL). We must say we prefer Maxwell's silhouette. :)

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  27. Love the new look. I like the current silhouette too.

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  28. ooh, I'm so torn, I love them both! you can't go wrong with either one.

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  29. We love it!! We like the yarn ball but the silhouette is very nice too and gives it a cleaner look.

    The Florida Furkids

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE your new look <3
    Look really neat and tidy and cute and just purrfect :)

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