The Shiny & New Running in a Skirt Tour!

///The Shiny & New Running in a Skirt Tour!

The Shiny & New Running in a Skirt Tour!

Happy Monday dear readers!

I am so excited because my site re-design is finally a reality.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Today I thought I’d walk you through some of the features on the new site, so you can get the most out of your time here.  We’ll call it a new site tour!

Let’s start at the top.

 

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Running in a Skirt now features two menus.

 

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Slide down and these menus are sticky!  You can access them from anywhere on the site.  I LOVE this feature because it makes it so easy to jump around and reach more similar posts.

The top menu has some great resources in the ABOUT section, including Meet Julie and About Running in a Skirt.  Old favorites like my wedding page, race log and must reads can still be found here. The top menu is also is a great resource for people who live in Asheville and Western North Carolina.  If you click on Asheville, you reach all posts about this area.  You can now also easily find my hiking posts by location and whether you’d like to see a view or a waterfall.  This top menu also features all my social media channels with easy to find buttons!

 

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The second menu is my favorite part of the site!  It now predominately showcases the topics I talk most about on Running in a Skirt: Fitness, Food, Fashion, Fun & Travel!  I’ve been writing about all of this stuff for a long time now, but I felt like my old home page didn’t reflect that.

 

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Click on those icons and you reach pages made for each main topic!

 

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From there you can jump to any of the subcategories in the topic.  This feature is most useful on the Food page.  You can now reach and find Running in a Skirt recipes with ease.

If you are still looking for a post, use this great search bar at the top of the sidebar.  And you can always quickly find the box to subscribe to my site!

 

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Going back to the main page, you can quickly see my most recent posts in the scanner box.  This is where you can quickly catch the newest post in the morning or catch up if you’ve been gone all week.

 

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Scroll down and you will see the most recent posts in each category.

 

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Don’t forget to find your way to the bottom!  This is where you can find my Instagram feed, archives, category list and another subscribe bar!  Another feature I love is the scrolling box supporting the wonderful groups I’m affiliated with.

 

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You can now SHARE a post from any point!  Either click on the icons on the left hand side of the screen or at the bottom of the post.  It’s the best way you can support my new site.

Please take some time to look around today!  A LOT of hard work went into the new & shiny Running in a Skirt and I am very proud of it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to see my new site today!  I love this blog and the community it’s created.  As a thank you for reading, I’m hosting a JUMBO giveaway tomorrow with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes.  There will be a great prize that fits into each of the new categories of the site: Fitness, Food, Fashion, Fun & Travel!  So make sure to come back tomorrow.

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

Your turn!

What do you think?

What is your favorite part?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:09-04:00 August 31st, 2015|Fun, Personal Updates/ Top Monthly Posts|68 Comments

68 Comments

  1. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections September 7, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Wow, Julie! I love it! I love how it showcases your main topics and best posts really well. I love that it’s still pink though too 🙂

    I just tweaked my blog a bit and was thinking of making a homepage like this, but I need to seriously recategorize all my posts. I’ve been meaning to redo them for a year now but there are so many, it’s hard! Really really nice job!

    • JulieWunder September 7, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Thank you Melissa!! I really appreciate that! I wanted it to still feel like the same site, just better 🙂
      Recategorizing the posts took me FOREVER. I worked on it in the evening/extra time for a solid week and a half!

  2. Jess @hellotofit September 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Hard work pays off!! Your site looks so great, Julie. Love being a part of this community!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Thanks Jess! Me too! It’s so cool to find people who are “like” you 🙂

  3. Shanna September 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I love the new site design! I looks fantastic! And I love the “documentation” style posting on the new features. 🙂 Great idea.

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Thank you Shanna! I really appreciate the support! Gorgeous profile pic!

  4. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes September 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    It looks great! It’s inspiring to think about changes I could make. I have been wanting a redesign for a while!

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Thanks Sue! It very exciting…. and lots and lots of work 🙁 And doesn’t always go perfectly 🙂 haha!

  5. Pragati // Simple Medicine September 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the revamp! It’s lovely 🙂

  6. Runaway Bridal Planner August 31, 2015 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    When I first pulled up your page, I was like, it looks awesome!!! I really do love the new look, whomever did it did an awesome job be proud it looks fab!!!

  7. Gingi August 31, 2015 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I love this, you are so freaking pro!!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    • JulieWunder September 5, 2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Haha! I’m trying at least :-)) Thanks for the support Gingi!

  8. Farrah August 31, 2015 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Congrats on revamping your blog, and I love the new look! <3! Excuse me while I go check out all the recipes whilst trying to convince myself not to eat more because I've already had 2 dinners + also already brushed my teeth…

  9. Cailee August 31, 2015 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Yay!! Congrats girl!! This is so awesome and exciting!! LOVELY new set up ya got going on!! 🙂

  10. I like it! But if I have to be picky, the scroll is too loose. I’m scrolling and reading and it keeps scrolling…

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks Wendy!! I appreciate the feedback. I’ll look into it.

  11. Blane Sherer August 31, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I know you are excited about your ” new and shiny ” post upgrade.
    I’m glad this has come together for you.

  12. [email protected] August 31, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Really like the new look. Having two menus that “stick” when you scroll is really great!

  13. Rachel @ A Forever Change August 31, 2015 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Love the new site design!!! So happy for you!!! 🙂

  14. Sarah @ Sweet Miles August 31, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    YAY new site design! Love it!! Especially love the sticky nav, we are always pushing our clients to do that, so that part stuck out to me immediately 🙂

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Aw!! Good choice then! Good to know 🙂 Thanks for the support!

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe August 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Love love love it! Wanna come and do mine PLEASE

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      I would if I could… I had to hire some help!!!

  16. Nicole @ Fitful Focus August 31, 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Looks great, Julie!!

  17. [email protected] August 31, 2015 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Love the new design! It looks beautiful and I love that you kept some of the design elements from your old site!

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I didn’t want it to feel completely foreign!

  18. Melanie Fore August 31, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Love the new look of the website!! I know a lot of hard work went into it. Looks like a success!!!

  19. Danyelle Musselman August 31, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Congrats on the new site design! It looks amazing!! Love it 🙂

  20. Jamie August 31, 2015 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Ah I love love love this!!!!!

  21. Kerry Bates August 31, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

    I love the new site! Very easy to navigate and I like how the sections are grouped together. My favorite part as always is the food section ….yummy! and I like the fashion posts also especially the links to where we can find a similar outfit or bag. I am not a big runner but that’s the great thing about your blog there are things that can pertain to anyone not just a runner 🙂

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the kind words about the site. Great to see you today.

  22. Jaime August 31, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I love it! Congrats on the new design!!

  23. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 31, 2015 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I love the new look, Julie!! I love that you still have the same overall theme and elements of your old design, but just made it cleaner and more modern.

  24. Heather @Fit n Cookies August 31, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Love, love, love the new site! It’s beautiful, Julie! I can tell how much time you put into making this perfect. It’s gorgeous and definitely reflects you!

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Thank you for the support.

  25. Annmarie August 31, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    LOVING your redesign! Looks fantastic!!! <3

  26. Gretchen | Gretchruns August 31, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

    The new site looks great! I love how the menu is sticky…such a great feature.

  27. Dan Steadman August 31, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

    looks awesome!

  28. Looks really great Julie! Enjoy and look forward to seeing what’s next

  29. [email protected] August 31, 2015 at 7:04 am - Reply

    It’s beauuuuuutiful!!! I’m so happy for you! XOXO

  30. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking August 31, 2015 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I absolutely LOVE it Julie!!! I’m working on some design changes in the background on mine and know it takes a lot of time.

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you Robin!!!! Oh I feel for you… It’s been a LONG few weeks!

  31. Tina August 31, 2015 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I love the new layout! It matches your upbeat personality!

  32. Jessie August 31, 2015 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Love the face look. It turned out great! I’m happy that the recipes are all in one spot. Makes things so much easier when browsing. Thanks!

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you!!!! I’m so glad you like it. That means the world to me!

  33. Danielle August 31, 2015 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Love the new layout! Looks great!!

  34. Jenny August 31, 2015 at 6:08 am - Reply

    So awesome, Julie! I love it!

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