The cat, you and us is growing and this month we are celebrating our first year on the air! (double yays!)
We have been working on an entire month full of fun things to celebrate the anniversary with you:
- A new (hope you like it!) template for the blog, don’t forget to check the website if you are a rss subscriber! We would absolutely love to read your feedback.
- Our first giveaway (stay tuned for tomorrow!)
- And what makes us more happy: A month full of guest posts by some of our beloved blogger friends!
From Monday 5th we will start a series of guest posts under the theme “Home is with you”. One of our goals this next year is to increase collaboration-interaction with other blogs, so we have started contacting 8 different bloggers and ask them to share with us his own interpretation of the theme using different approaches. The results are amazing and we are dying to show the guest posts that are coming! We have more ideas for future collaborations with other bloggers pals; if you would like to take part just ask!
Home is with you would be the overall main theme of this month at The cat you and us, and we have also prepared a giveaway around it that will start tomorrow. It would be our first giveaway ever so we are super excited and hoping that everyone will enter and join our celebration!
But no more anticipation and let’s move to todays’ news: the template. After 1 year we felt like the old template did not allow us to grow as we would like, so we started to make plans to build a new one from (almost) scratch. We loved some parts of the older one that we are keeping: color schema, typography and even the squared pennant. Do you remember the old template? Our goal was to keep the more recognizable parts of it, for the change to be a step forward but not a disruptive move. Hope all of you familiar with our web look & feel agree! :)
Along with the layout, we have also some new “useful” features:
- Related posts at the end of each post.
- A new avatar of our family of three for the About section! Ok, it’s not very useful but we had (serious) fun drawing them.
- A responsive design: Try to resize your browser window and let magic happen! We usually use our smartphones to check our daily reads, and we had to zoom like crazy when checking our own posts, not fun at all. Hope this will also be helpful for all other phone readers out there.
- A sidebar with more presence for our Pinterest and Instagram accounts, and with direct access to our favorite adventures.
- And the most “useful” (quotation marks more than needed here) new feature: a Juno-related easter egg! Can you guess what and where it is?
What do you think of the new layout? If you detect anything not working as should do, please contact us! Do you have any building templates fun stories? Oh! Let’s start celebrating, we are too excited already! Psst don’t forget to visit us tomorrow for the giveaway…