New Digs

banner section from new site design showing caricatures of 4 boys

Hey everyone, what do you think? I’m really pleased….LOVE my new site design. I was really blessed to work with people who were just awesome. Great designers and artists helped make all the elements come together; and kept me on track when the indecisiveness was starting to overwhelm. I strongly recommend all of them if you’re in need of any design or graphic work.

Many thanks to Chris for all his hard work on the design. Logo work was done by The Leader Team(they did a terrific job!), and the caricatures up there in the corner were created by the wonderful folks at Caricatures Now.

The boys have gotten just a huge self-confidence boost from this process. If you have a chance to create a superhero persona for your child I highly recommend it. I stumbled into the whole thing by accident, really. I came up with the names more to protect the boys from future embarrassment and to protect their privacy. Naomi knew about the redesign and suggested the characters which led to the search on elance and the great folks at Caricatures Now. (I also found The Leader Team on elance.)

The character design process involved photos being taken and then ideas going back and forth. At one point, the Mercenary was carrying a book titled The Rules. I knew we were on to something big when he informed me that holding a book would interfere with his flying abilities. Since then, there have been many games where each boy’s superhero abilities were invoked. They’re all walking a bit taller these days.

Earnest Parenting: helping the world enjoy a new blog design.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Chris Cagle May 2, 2008, 12:31 pm

    Wow – Amy, I am so sorry about those comments. I don’t know how we missed this during testing! Anyway, things are working as they should now.

    Other than this mishap – everything here looks great. I love it as well, and it was such a pleasure working with you over the last month or so!

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  • Doris M. May 2, 2008, 2:07 pm

    Wow! This looks great! My kids loved the caricatures! Way to go!

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  • Wendy May 2, 2008, 11:22 pm

    Amy, the site looks awesome!!! I love the boys alter egos. They turned out wonderfully!

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  • Amy May 3, 2008, 11:21 pm

    Thanks Doris and Wendy for stopping by and checking out the new design. πŸ™‚

    And Chris thanks for getting the comments fixed so quickly. I’m thrilled with how things turned out.

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  • Angie May 4, 2008, 7:15 am

    Amy! I just love the new look. You’ve done a wonderful job of bringing your creative names to life.

    I can’t wait to see more!! πŸ™‚

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  • Bob Younce at the Writing Journey May 4, 2008, 7:19 am

    Great stuff, Amy. Can’t wait to see what is yet to come!

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  • Crystal May 4, 2008, 8:59 am

    Outstanding! I love the idea of creating a superhero persona for the kiddos.

    OMG I just noticed that you can click on the boys for a little bio. Too funny… Great Job, Amy!

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  • Amy May 4, 2008, 9:32 am

    Hi Angie, Bob, and Crystal. Thanks for stopping by! I know Chris worked very hard to make those pictures clickable. It was a great surprise when he was able to pull it off.

    Now I have to figure out how to get tee shirts printed for the boys. They’ve been after me about it for weeks. πŸ™‚

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  • Jimena May 5, 2008, 2:05 am

    Hi Amy,

    I love your new design and really enjoyed seeing how you used your superheros with the new design.

    I came by since we noticed several visit from your site were coming in our way, so I went ahead and asked my designer to add a link to your site, in both our services and links sections.

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  • Amy May 5, 2008, 8:47 am

    Hi Jimena! You were on my list of people to contact today but I see you beat me to it. The characters are just so terrific! I’ve got plans to use them within the posts as well, so soon they’ll be used throughout the site.

    Thanks again for everything you did on the artwork. It’s wonderful!

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