By: Melanie | March 14, 2014 | (29) Comments

So yesterday, the redesign happened! I was actually expecting the new look to be installed in a few days, but Livia (@ Butterfly-O-Meter Designs) was ready to get cracking! I was more than happy to go with because seriously, I just could not wait to see it on the blog.

The entire time while Livia was doing her magic, I was rolling on my bed hyperventilating in excitement. Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer  was on Twitter with me to share my craziness. We both were refreshing the blog ever 2 minutes to see the progress of the blog being changed. Like Emily said: BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVER! I even screenshotted the blog each time there was some major change so you guys can feel what I felt. (As you can see, I was doing a little blog commenting at the time, but sort of gave up a while later because I was too jittery to type anything worthwhile.)

The old design. It’s been more than a year! Farewell.

In which a new title has been added.

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And now a background! City skyscraper 😀

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And the sidebar and other background colours!

Despite today having a pretty crappy start (I had horrible cramps. Full on dying this morning.) but it was an awesome day blog-wise. Tell me what you guys think of the design! It’s not completely finished yet,  I need to add some additions and alter a few things but this is it! We Midnightians are nuts over it 😀 Livia was the designer of this new look and if I haven’t told you yet, you need a blog design, go to her! She does wonders and her price is much more manageable than most other designers I went around to.

Also: discussion post that normally posts on Fridays was moved to tomorrow because of the blog redesign.

And also: if you are using GoogleChrome, can you see the ‘W’s in my posts? Apparently they are not showing up, but they seem fine for me…

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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29 Responses to Rockin’ This New Look!

  1. Siiri says:

    This is sooooooo pretty, sweets! I cannot believe this is the same blog. The before and after are so different and I love the new coloring and the header:)
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  2. Eugenia says:

    Wow I am loving this fresh look! The old one was pretty great too but it’s always exciting to have a change. The colour scheme looks great and the cityscape background looks awesome! <3
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  3. Emily says:

    Oh YEAH! This design definitely rocks my socks off!! xD It’s so pretty :3 Speaking of which, I had a design revamp too 😛 Because… *cough* it’s my blogversary :3 TEEHEE. I can totally relate with you rolling on your bed and hyperventilating xD A poor paper bag has to take the brunt for that when it comes to me 😛
    Anyway, YAY for the pretty, spiffy new design 😀 I LOVEEEE IT! 🙂 Oh! And by the way, shall I update your bloglovin’ button? 😉
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  4. I absolutely love the new design; it’s still relative to the name but it’s got softer colours and looks elegant and soothing, it’s beautiful Mel! I hope you girls love it as much as I do, and even the little touches such as the new social icons are wonderful.
    Congratulations, and here’s to more amazing things from YA Midnight Reads! 😀
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  5. Ebony Ellis says:

    Love the design Mel! While I did adore this one, and was a bit saddened that you were changing it. However, it turns out I had nothing to worry about as this design is absolutely gorgeous! The colour scheme makes it feel a bit more timeless and mature, but I like that it is still relevant to the name of the blog. 🙂
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  6. Desnica Kumar says:

    The new design absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and that even though its lighter it still completely fits the name YA Midnight Reads!

  7. Yay! It was so exciting watching the changes with you 🙂 blog designers are so clever. Meanwhile I’m here trying to figure out what the HTML for bold is 😛

    LOVE the new design.
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    • Celine says:

      The HTML for bold is, as far as I know, < and then b and then >, *type your text here* < and then / and then b and then >. Minus all the “and then”s, but I had to add that because otherwise I would’ve just made my own text bold and you wouldn’t see the code 😛

      And thank you! We’re all in love with this design 😀

  8. Nara says:

    I’m using Chrome and I can see them all 🙂

    WOAAH it’s a lot brighter now! I really love this new colour scheme 😀
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  9. Beautiful! Love the new look, color and overall feel 🙂
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  10. Wow, congrats on the blog design! I know how exciting and scary that could be. It really turned out awesome. I love the background and the new header 🙂
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  11. Mel, I am in love with your new theme! It’s so easy on the eyes. Love love love it!
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  12. Lola says:

    I love your new design. I love the colours! And the skyscraper header is great too!
    Redesigns are so awesome, I recently got a new design for my blog tour organizing website Lola’s Blog Tours and there is nothing more exciting that seeing your new design on your site. I totally understand your excitement and the need to take screenshots!
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  13. Very pretty ! love the new colors! Glad it all went smoothly.
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  14. I love this, Melanie! It’s so gorgeous! I admire you for taking the leap. I am so very attached to how my blog looks, it would take a LOT for me to change it. I’m a creature of habit first of all.
    The blue is very calming, and the header just gorgeous.
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  15. Wow! Congrats!! It looks fantastic!! Love, love, love!!
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  16. Stephanie B says:

    I love, love, love it! Amazing! Great change. I loved the other design and I love this one too. Lovely change. I’m sure I could find more ways to say love some more…
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  17. Oooo I like the new color scheme, very pretty!! I do miss the book boat though, that was my favorite thing. I’m excited to see more additions to the blog 🙂
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  18. I know I already told you about this, but I really do love your new site design, Melanie. It’s so fresh and while the previous one was cool as well, this one just comes to life in front of you. I feel even more motivated to type more in the comment box! Haha! I’ll have to bookmark your designer, too, just in case I’ll need her services in the future 😀
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  19. Joanna says:

    Oh, yay! This is so cool, I can totally understand why you guys are all excited 😀 Shoot, I’d be refreshing the page like crazy, too! I actually am hoping to save up some money for a cool redesign, because dang this is cool. And I have to agree- some designers get outrageously expensive… But anyways! I actually visit here quite often, but I need to make a habit of commenting more. I love your stuff and I look forward to those emails letting me know what you guys are up to. Congrats on the new design ^.^
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  20. sarah c. says:

    I love this one!!!!! I’m pretty big with cities in backgrounds and with the moon- it looks good!!!!

  21. I LOVE the new design Mel, it really lifts up your blog and the posts are really easy on the eyes! Great work to your designer!
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  22. Kelly says:

    Looks incredible! The old design was awesome on the computer, but using my phone or Kindle, it was dark and hard to read without zooming right in. This is absolutely perfect. You must be stoked.
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  23. Christine says:

    The “W’s” look alright with Google Chrome on my end, and the new design looks amazing! I love how it looks different from the old theme but still has that “Midnight Reads” feel, and manages to have the same… style. Did that make sense? xD
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  24. Annie says:

    The design turned out really well! I really love the purple and blue tones. It’s so pretty!
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  25. Tanja says:

    Girl the new look ROCKS! I mean blue is my fave color and this shade especially. I love it that it’s lighter and it’s just amazing. Congrats 🙂
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  26. I LOVE IT. The colours are reeeeally nice. 🙂
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  28. LADIES. Your new design is just bee-yoo-ti-ful! i love the colors and the mood and the images and EVERYTHING. I love it so much! Definitely something to be proud of, I’m so happy for you.

    On the other hand, how much do I suck? I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I’ve come to visit you. BAD WENDY, BAD WENDY.
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