Just Wandering’s new look

Surprised much? :D (If you’re new to Just Wandering, please don’t mind this geeky post. Do check out my other entries. There’s a handy list to your right, listing my 10 most wanted posts.)

As much as I love Chris Frazier’s Subtle theme, it was time for a change. I originally intended this theme for my work blog, but I liked it so much that I just took it for myself. Some notable changes:

  1. The header image changes with each refresh. Yup, there’s about 18 different headers. This is basically a bigger version of the “Through my eyes” flickr badge thing I had in my previous layout. All the photos appearing in the header were taken with my beloved Canon Powershot A70. Most of the shots were taken around the Philippines, with a couple taken in Thailand. If you’d like to see more of my travel pictures, they’re up at my flickr.
  2. My profile picture beside the about me blurb also changes with each refresh. Clicking on the picture takes you to my flickr page.
  3. I’ve decided to trim the junk in my sidebar. However, I haven’t really decided which should stay and which should go. So far, all that you see to your right are the ones staying. I’m definitely putting the list of my favorite travel blogs back. I just have to go sleep a bit.
  4. This layout is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox and Opera. It’s tolerable in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
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Just Wandering’s new theme is called Leia, designed by Kapikua. Sadly, it’s not widget enabled, but I’m still loving it.

So…any comments? Suggestions? Violent reactions? I would really like to hear what you think :)

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 17 Comments
  1. sarah says:

    I kept refreshing the page just to see what banners you have on there. “not a Globe endorser” LOL!

    The sidebar can use a bit more space between sections, though. …but then again, maybe it’s just me. Hehe. Happy New Layout Day! ^_^

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  3. Annika says:

    It looks great! This was one of my favorites when I was looking for a new theme for my blog, but then I decided that I really wanted widgets and also I wanted four columns – but this one still looks fabulous. Good job!

  4. unperfect says:

    whee hee… i like it! But yeah, I do agree with the comment that the sidebar might be rather cramped.. and I totally love the hot new user pic!!! *glances again* oh, it goes back to the other profile pic. still hawt though. :)

  5. dyanie says:

    hi nina! the headers are so amazing! great pictures!

    nagulat ako nung nakita ko yung site mo. kala ko nung una, mali lang napindot ko sa “favorites” folder ko.

    see, nasa fave folder ko na yung site mo! ;)

    i love your site and i hope to see u personally. u jst dnt know much u inspire me to travel and explore the world! :)

    dyanie :)

  6. kaoko says:

    Congrats Nina! The header selection is so nice, I’m seeing more of them now. Comment though, I don’t know if it’s my screen settings but your right side bar’s a bit tight, line spacing-wise. The lines are hitting each other. Want me to screenie?

  7. Christine says:

    I’m loving it! Your pictures are beautiful. I kept refreshing too just to see all of it and I liked each one.

  8. Christine says:

    I’m loving it! Your pictures are beautiful. I kept refreshing too just to see all of it and I liked each one.

  9. estan says:

    nina, you might want to check the link below on how to add widget support to the theme:

    add widget

  10. Anna says:

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee refreshing layout, Nina!!!

  11. I like it!
    * nice meeting u. :-)

  12. I love the new theme…. great layout… how can I post an article here? see you s0on!

  13. nina says:

    Hi Sarah! Hehe, thanks! All the photos were supposed to have “wander with me” in it, but halfway through, I cracked and started writing in the first thing to come to mind XD I’ll definitely be working on improving that sidebar ;)

    Thanks you so much Annika!

    Hey Cayce! My dorky pictures aren’t showing right? XD

    Wow, I’m honored Dyanie! *blush* I hope to read about YOUR travels soon!

    Harhar, you were one of those who voted to keep the color scheme right, Khursten? I got lazy and put it off for now XD

    It’s not your browser, Kaoko doh I actually *did* set it like that but you’re right…it looks too cramped -_- Will work on that, thanks! :)

    Thanks Christine! Each picture make me smile whenever I remember the great memories attached with each ^_^

    Hey Estan! I’ve actually looked at that and tried it, but I kept on failing miserably -_- Will take another crack at it tomorrow, I think I’ve figured out where I went wrong *crosses fingers* For now, I shall continue enjoying manual coding haha

    Naughty Anna! You broke my comment thingie XD Well, not really. Heehee.

    Hey Mr. Island Boy! Great to meet you too! See you at the next Blog & Soul meeting! :D

    Melo! Gah, I’ve yet to set it up. I’ll send you the details via email :thumb:

  14. kaoko says:

    Ooops, sorry Nina! Didn’t mean it that way. Actually, I think part of it is my browser…I just found out my font settings were on big. ^_^;; Sorry for the confusion.

  15. Nick says:

    I like the new design. it’d be a little better if it was centered on the page though ;) Peace

  16. tutubi says:

    nice new look of your bahay! :P

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