Weekend Ramblings & PF Blog Love: Y&T Facelift Edition

As you probably noticed, this blog has gotten a huge facelift.  It’s brighter, less saggy, and more professional looking.  I was getting sick of looking at the old theme, and there were so many issues with it (like not being able to see threaded comments or have threaded comments), the code on the pages became visible after I upgraded the wordpress editions, and the sidebars were too narrow and things often got cut off.  It was just frustrating, sometimes I would spend HOURS (and days) trying to fix something and studying the CSS or whatnot to try and adjust things a bit.  Now I learned my lesson and I won’t touch anything lol or else it might screw up the theme/ appearance of the blog.

It was about time I invested in this blog, and I’m loving the design and the look of it so far.  It was great working with The Dividend Ninja who was basically the mastermind behind this entire design.  He even got me to give up the old yellow-green apples on my header and replaced them with juicier, less stale looking apples. 😉  It was great to be able to meet up with him and describe what I wanted to see.

So my dear readers, thanks for putting up with the wonkiness of my website the past few weeks (the right sidebar completely disappeared one day- it was good timing because I was already starting to work on the new site with The Dividend Ninja!).

What do you think of the new look?

PF Blog Love

This week’s link love has a lot of girl power! (With the exception of the boys, TDN, PIE, and RB40, of course).  Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend guys!


Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.

64 Responses to Weekend Ramblings & PF Blog Love: Y&T Facelift Edition

  1. The new blog design looks BEAUTIFUL, congrats!! :) The tweets section at the bottom seems to not be working though.

    Are you guys going to have another Vancouver PF blog meet-up before Krystal leaves for Germany?

  2. Y&T It was a real pleasure to work with you! :) And even though I designed it (so my opinion may be biased) I think it looks great! You have a huge readership and a well established blog, so the new design will help take it to the next level. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds…

    I noticed the bulleted list items and comments are a tad small in font size, I’ll increase those up a bit 😉

    Cheers and enjoy!
    Dividend Ninja

    • @The Dividend Ninja- THANK YOU! hahaha it was like a mini-marriage. So much compromise lol!! Thanks for putting up with me and my indecisiveness!

      • So let me get this straight 😉 We were married for 2 weeks, you compromised, and we put up with each other – and then you paid me. No honeymoon and no co-hab agreement. Is that kinda like how it happened?

        Seriously Y&T it was my pleasure, and I really enjoyed designing and working on the site for you. It’s all about the apples LOL!

  3. It is really odd. I got the pingback to my post (THANK YOU!!!) but I cannot see you mentioning it in your actual article??? Is that just my computer?
    LOVE the new look!

  4. WOW, great new look!!!!!!!!!!!

    You and the Ninja make a great design team. Well done and congrats Y&T.

    Your old design wasn’t bad – but this one – is WAAY better :)

    Awesome work Ninja!

    Have a great weekend,

    • @MOA- I think the pivotal moment that made me switch the design was when I was searching for something on google, and I saw the exact same design! hahaah I thought it was my own blog for a moment and then it really wasn’t. Realized I should try and be more unique.

      I agree- awesome work Ninja!!! :) I give a glowing recommendation- The Dividend Ninja is a coding machine!

    • @Kay Lynn- Thanks! Are you suggesting a green design? I really like the neon media icons right now- I’m not sure why I like them so much, but I like their colours.

    • @Invest it Wisely- If you have a designer who has a vision, it’s pretty easy! I think it helps that you meet the person in person.

  5. I think this design sucks… the old one was quite a bit better… how much did you pay this guy again…

    *Insert awkward pause here*

    JK obviously. Great job DN. It looks sweet, but you guys both already knew that. I mean, it might look better if the theme were in blue and it had “My University Money” on it, but other than that, top notch (everyone was just gushing around here, so I thought I would bring by peculiar brand of levity to the party).

    • @MUM- Are you trying to take the place of Financial Uproar and be a contrarian just for the sake of being one? :)

      Your theme is pretty awesome! Did you design it yourself?

      • F U (is there a better abbreviating where Nelson is concerned) has been rubbing off on me ever since he started writing for us.

        I have to give my partner JB 100% of the credit on that theme. He is always tinkering with the speed and doing all of the stuff I hate!

    • @Shaun- Thanks! I didn’t suffer any pain to be honest, I think it was mainly dividend ninja who suffered! I’m just glad I have threaded comments now, they look so beautiful.

  6. @young I absolutely love the new look, as I stated in one of your previous posts. It’s fabulous, and I’m sorry the old one was causing you so much frustration. Again, you ended up with a wonderful looking site. Congrats!

  7. Wow, it looks so sweet YT! Definitely a good move to give the site an overhaul. The old layout felt like home to me but it definitely had some problems. This redesign really keeps well with the old design just better so it still kinda feels like home when I come here :)

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