dubai travel tourism blog

Redesigning this Travel Blog

I did a few customization on this blog just to make it look more modern. Something was lacking in the old design and I felt to do a few tweaks and changes to make the page look more alive to first-time visitors and returning visitors.

I don’t update this site as much compared to my other sites; and when I do, I take time. I’m hoping that with this new ‘version’, I will feel more inclined to posting articles on a more regular basis.

dubai travel blog redesign

  • 3-Column Layout – Switched the blog from a two-column to a three-column layout to have more areas to place widgets and whatnots in the sidebars. So far, the texts and links to various pages of the website will do. But I intend to have more featured items soon.
  • Header – We changed the header to show more color and life. My photos are a hit and miss, but I figure I would highlight these snapshots as a background header so I can put these photos to good use. I added a tagline below the header name as well
  • Sidebar – You will see some ‘recommended blogposts’ in the right sidebar when you view the blogs.
  • Font – For the font, I changed to a Google Font called – Roboto, and I’ll have to find to complement it.
  • Logo – I still have yet to create a logo for this page, so the generic font on the header would be fine. I have yet to come up with one for the photo watermarks.

Here’s the a bad photo comparison of the old site vs the new site:

Old Look

dubai travel blog site page

New Look


I cannot say that this is already the final output of this redesign, because there are still some points where I want to do a few more tweaks here and there, like adding more Widgets or creating a 3-column footer. But for now, this seems like a good set-up to the direction where I want this site to go. Now let me concentrate on the structure from the backend. We hope you like this website’s new look!

Author Bio

I love to explore places in Dubai and take photos of attractions & food trips and share my adventures in this blog. I curently use a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera and a GoPro Hero4 Silver when taking pictures. Feel free to browse through the archive!

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