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Blog (Design) Love 2.0

This is a self paced class.


Class taught by:

Promise Tangeman and Elise Blaha Cripe

Blog Design Love 2.0 is the second edition of our popular Blog Design Love e-course. We’ve packed this version with all new design lessons from Promise Tangeman and re-worked coding lessons from Elise Blaha Cripe. You’ll learn design, font, and color basics for crafting a strong visual brand online. You’ll be able to map your site’s navigation, know how to make your archives work for you, and how to optimize your posts for Pinterest. This class will help you to customize your online space in a way that fits your style, engages your readers, and looks amazing!

This course teaches design principles as well as the coding you will need to implement your designs on Typepad, Blogger, and

It is recommended that students be familiar with Photoshop in order to be able to enjoy this course to its fullest.

  • What will I learn? +

    How to:

    • create a mood board
    • plan with content in mind
    • develop a sitemap
    • sketch out your ideas
    • choose your fonts
    • take a great Bio photo
    • design a dynamic blog banner
    • understand Internet basics
    • customize your blog column widths, background, and color design*
    • upload your banner
    • add text and text links to your sidebar
    • upload sidebar images and buttons
    • add Instagram to your sidebar
    • code your navigation bar*
    • customize your blog fonts*
    • add an image link to your footer*
    • get a customized domain name
    • create your own Favicon
    • add your handwriting or doodles to your design
    • showcase your archives
    • how to create an animated GIF
    • sell stuff on your site and create an ad or affiliate program
    • optimize your blog for Pinterest

    *We are working within themes in, and not all lessons will share complete customization due to theme limitations.


    • branding basics
    • coding basics and image storage
    • branding tips for social media
  • What do I get with my purchase? +
    • immediate access through your account
    • 29 lessons + one bonus lesson
    • access to a private Q&A board to ask Promise and Elise blog questions and read the archives of other students’ questions
    • PDF of the entire course
  • What supplies do I need for class? +
    • access to a computer and/or printer
    • a Typepad, Blogger, or Wordpress blog (preferred)
    • knowledge of/access to Photoshop 
    • any additional supplies will be listed in class PDF