You can also check it out live, by clicking on “ABOUT” up in the top menu, or simply clicking here.
You can also check it out live, by clicking on “ABOUT” up in the top menu, or simply clicking here.
Welcome to the new look of lier.se!
A Premium Theme: Rosemary – Solo Pine
Font-family: “Karla”, sans-serif
Theme color: Gold (#C69F73)
Below is a guide for you to read through so you’ll become a pro on how lier.se is organized; but this is also a kind of post I would like to have saved just so my blog theme/design is documented as well. Even though I work as a graphic designer/web designer and build websites for living, when it comes to my private stuff, I like to make it pretty simple. As some comedians explain, I’m pretty serious private. You probably get my point.
So this is a paid-for premium theme, focused on blogging. Since I’m not studying anymore nor looking to find a job, I decided to not focus so much on my portfolio anymore, and to focus more about blogging instead. So that’s why I’ve taken away the portfolio part.
When you write lier.se in your browser (like you’ve already done since you’re here, reading this), you see the first page, the index page, to be precise. This is where you find the main content, the blog, with the latest post first. ↓
Let’s take a closer look at the navigation bar. There are links to read about me, to get to the blog if you’ve clicked away from it, to check out the archive, get contact info, and check me out on other places on the Internet – the social media links to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Vimeo. And the navigation bar is where you’ll find the search tool.
If you click on “ABOUT LINA”, it will take you to the page where you can read a short post about me. It’s not a very long introduction, but enough to get a picture of me, and then if you’ll follow my blog, you’ll get to know me even more. That’s my idea of my about page at least. It looks like this.
If you click on the word “BLOG” in the navigation bar, it will take you to a separate blog page where I’m describe in depth a little about each of the categories you’ll find here.
It looks like this when you’re scrolling down below the first picture.
If you click on one of the categories under “BLOG”, the view is a little bit different. The blog posts are a bit skinnier in order to give space to a sidebar, which you’ll find on the right. This sidebar shows pretty much everything you’ll find in the navigation bar on top of the whole website, but in a smaller format. It’s a picture of me with some about me text, contact info, social media links, recently written posts, a little snippet of my latest posted pictures on Instagram. You can also walk down memory lane to read older blog posts, check out posts based on the various categories, and you’ll find a direct link to Liz’s (my wife) blog and our Asheville Brewery Guide.
If you hover over “ARCHIVE” a sub menu will be shown with years linked – like it did under “BLOG”. If you click on each year, you’ll get all the posts that were posted within those years in a feed. On this blog, you can go back to 2008! Between 2008 and 2010, I used the blog platform, blogg.se and lmve.blogg.se, which you can still find if you click on that link. “Lmve” is short for all my names – the first letter in all my names. However, I’ve moved over those posts to this blog, but I find it fun to still be able to get to that blog and check out the design I had then, so I let it stay. Before blogg.se, I used a not so big and well known blog platform called, nogg.se. I wrote there between 2006 and 2008. In 2004 and 2005, I used my friend’s server, coded my own website, and used the free host name .tk. My website was then cureda.tk (cureda was my nickname everywhere back then), but unfortunately, it’s not available to check out nowadays; but I have done a blog post and posted some of the designs of it, which you can check out here.
In the navigation bar, you can also find the way to contact me/check me out more, and that page looks like this.
Lastly, if you’re scrolling down to the bottom of each page on this website, you’ll find my Instagram feed, with the six latest photos posted. It looks like this.
I believe that was the end of this design’s little tour, hope you enjoyed it!
You might already know this, but for those who don’t…If you want to, you can follow me on bloglovin’ which is a blog following platform where you collect all the blogs you’re following, and once you get on that website, you’ll see if I have any new blog posts and you can read them and not have to get on my website and check if I have any updates. You can also download the bloglovin’ app and read the blogs you’re following, on your phone. It’s free. You can read more about here.
If you would like to follow my blog through bloglovin’, you can simply click on the link below and then click + follow ↓
Redesigning this website is taking way longer than I first thought. Please, be patient and check back here soon again!
I have had a website or a blog for ten years as of 2014! So I was thinking of looking back at some of the designs I had then..and some years ahead.
I was coding everything from scratch and used one of my good friend’s server to upload the website. My hostname was free (.tk), and my nickname on the Internet back then was, Cuerda which means rope/string in Spanish. But the Swedish name Lina also means rope or string in Swedish. Got it? A little bit too long of a stretch, but whatever. I liked it. I moved to Uppsala in fall of 2004, studied music at the University, shared an apartment with a friend, sang in a choir every week, spent all my time at school – did music stuff, and/or hung out with friends. The year after, 2005, I worked in Uppsala and shared a tiny, tiny student room in a dorm with another friend. Good times and good memories.
I moved to a tiny tiny town, called Mariannelund, located in the county Småland in Sweden, and studied Social Work at a boarding school there. Since I wasn’t in Uppsala anymore, my friend (who had the server I used) and I didn’t have those geeky coding sessions together when we worked on our computer stuff, so I moved over to nogg.se instead. I still used my nickname Cuerda, and you can actually still find and read my blog. Check it out → here. It wasn’t that much to do with the design there, more than the color schemes, the profile picture, and the background. I used this blog between August 2006 and December 2008. I met Liz in the summer of 2007, and had left the boarding school to study Social Work as my major at the Mid Sweden University.
I missed designing websites, so I started a blog account on blogg.se and chose to leave my old nickname Cuerda. I now called my blogg lmve which stood for the first letters in all my names. You can actually still find this old blog → here. I did an internship in Denmark and started going back and forth to the States quite a lot. Liz and I were, and are, so in love. It was during this blog major changes happened toward the end. I participated in a → blog competition in my hometown, and won! You can read about my winning post (in Swedish since I had to write in Swedish for the competition) → here, and → here (when I found out that I had won – in English). Anyway, I won my own domain name, space on the Internet, and a private website/blog workshop. Therefore, I changed from lmve.blogg.se to lier.se where I am now. Lier is based on the first two letters in my first and last name – Lina Eriksson. It’s also what I’m using all over the Internet as my nickname whenever it’s possible. See links at the end of this post.
Liz and I decided to share webspace in the summer of 2010 to celebrate Liz moving to Sweden. I began by creating a first page, and then linking it to our separate blogs. So below, you can see our first page, and then our separate blogs as well.
We didn’t keep our first page with links to our separate blogs for a long time…can’t recall the reason why we stopped. I changed to use only lier.se and that’s where we are now. I’ve had a few blog designs since 2011, and the ones below are just a few of them.
Since I started the University here in Asheville, North Carolina USA and studied New Media with a concentration in Interactive Media and Web Art/Design, I’ve also added a portfolio to my website, and therefore it has a first page where you then click to either my blog and portfolio etc. As I’m writing this, my website looks like this.
My blog looks like this (as you can see..hehe)
Can’t believe it’s been ten years now..if you would like to follow me on other places as well, you can find me here ↓
Since I’m soon not gonna be a student anymore, I’m planning on releasing a new design within the next weeks – still the same address. Just a little tease 🙂
As a kid, when I had just learned to write and spell my name, I always wrote my name everywhere. It could be repeatedly in my siblings’ books, on the wall (my parents were not happy with me then!), and multiple other places. Since I got a drawing pad for Christmas, I thought it could be fun to re-live my signature writing at early age, so I rewrote it like it looked like back then. That’s my theme on the blog for now. Liz took a picture of me the other day, when I was sitting on the bed, drinking coffee, and worked on my computer some. That picture has become my new blog “profile” picture. So here it is; blog design #11 January 2013.
Good morning readers!
Hope you all slept good, and are ready to face this (at least here in town) beautiful day! I started off this day reading a comment I got from a dear friend. She wrote;
I like the new design, and it makes me smile because I think for you creating the design is more fun than blogging.
It is so true, as for right now in my life. I truly love changing the design here – work on what colors to be presented, which pictures to put where, and so on. But when it comes to the blogging/writing part – it.is.so.freaking.hard. I’m going through a pretty tough phase in my life right now. I wrote a blog post back in the middle of August about my struggle on how much and what to share with you all here. So many things are private, and since I’m still in the middle of everything, it’s hard to share it. My everyday life is filled with different treatments and I don’t think it would be fun for you to read about that (and I’m not sure I feel comfortable sharing it all either). Who wants to read about that? Or do you?
Another perspective is that, I want this blog to be a positive and fun blog and not considered boring and sick. I truly hate the word: sick. I want to focus on L I F E, because I want to start living it for real again. If I would start writing about my everyday life with all treatments I’m going through, it’s focused on the sick part of my life, which I want to get rid of.
Ok, so what will I do? I believe I will continue in the same way I have been “writing” before and the design will probably change every now and then since I love changing it so much. One day, I might share a bit more of my story, but as for right now it feels better keeping it to myself, my love, my family, and closest friends. But you know what? I’m more intrigued by blogging now when I have a new design. So check back later on. Hehe. Thank you for you comment, B, because it truly made me think more about all of this.
Take care, and try to do your best out of this day!