Designing storytelling

Storytelling on a blog like this is as much about good design as it is about content (writing, photos and video etc). With this in mind, today Carole changed the design of the side bars to make this site more readable so you may notice some things have changed position, like Recent Posts and Categories, for example.

Also there are some additions to add interest, like the two small pictures from a couple of our most looked at YouTube videos over there in the right column. To get those Carole ran the YouTube videos on her laptop and created the screen shots below ….


and then edited those to show the center video shots shown over on the right. Now by clicking on those, you’ll be taken to our YouTube channel and our movies.

Another addition on the right at the bottom of the column, are the authors who write on this blog. If you’d like to contribute to this blog, please get in touch with Carole.

While we’re on the topic of updates, we wanted to let you know that Carole has been writing about the journey across country and will soon be adding posts here about each day from June 20 to July 4th. Updates will also appear in the Notes section of our Facebook page.

If you subscribe to this blog, you’ll receive an email the moment the road trip notes are updated. If not, think about subscribing now by going to the box is at the very top right and adding your email. We keep your email address completely private and never give it to anyone else.

Before we sign off, we’d like to make a request. Please let us know what you think of the new design by clicking on the comment line below and adding your views. Thank you!

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9 Responses

  1. LOVE it! You have been busy haven’t you? Well worth your effort 😀 xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Thank you Gabrielle. It’s always so lovely to receive your encouraging messages and I’m delighted you like the changes.

  3. Gabrielle, The YesWeCan CamperVan says thanks, too!

  4. I like the new look. Thanks for moving the links to the videos and making them easier to access.

  5. Wow, what a nice layout and incredible story. And I’m still reading down the Thanks tab! What a blessed year you had, Carole!!

    • Blessed is absolutely what it was. And to think that when I left Boston to collect my VW camper in Oregon, I knew only three people on the west coast to visit: a classmate from London Business School and his wife, who live east of San Francisco and an ex client in northern CA. I could never have imagined such a bountiful journey, the way my camper van made others smile and the people who joined me on Facebook to cheer us across country.

  6. Thank you for your time and beautiful website. One thing that would help me and those whose vision is affected would be a larger font size. I am not sure if this is possible but you have done a great job and I appreciate it!

  7. Hi Debbie, I thank you for your comment. I’ve been trying to do this for a while but there’s no easy way. Maybe now you’ve posted your comment, someone will pop up and tell me!
    I’ll keep trying, Carole

  8. AND IT WOULD BE A GREAT HONOR, IF YOU WOULD SUBSCRIBE.

    JUST BE SURE TO LOOK FOR THE EMAIL FROM WORDPRESS AFTERWARD, TO CONFIRM.

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