DES Daughter Network Blog New Design

New header image, new WordPress theme and new colours for 2016!

With 2016 approaching, we thought it was time for few changes…

Fist, the header image. This “three wise doctors looking at us” awesome graphic is © and courtesy of Artist and DES awareness supporter Alberto Sebastiani.

You’ve been exposed to DES,
so what?

Some posts such as My DES Daughter Journey – Doctors (03.2011), Wanted: DES Aware Doctors (04.2011) and A focus group study of DES daughters: implications for health care providers (2000 study) mentioned the DES victims distrust of the medical profession. I cannot think of a better image to illustrate the DES cause.

Many thanks to Alberto for his long time support. Here are few links for you to visit Albertos’s blog, website and Twitter.

image of Responsive-design
WordPress says that theme Twenty Sixteen. will make your homepage look sharp on any device, and impeccable polish in every detail.

Fluid Design
and Responsive Images

Thank you theme comet for the years we spent together, from now on, we opted for the WordPress default theme for 2016: Twenty Sixteen.
Here are some of the theme new key features:

Introducing Twenty Sixteen

  • With or without sidebar, your call.
  • Overhang (the column) with a full-size image,wider than or equal to 840px.
  • Use the excerpt section to add a catchy, short post intro showing under your main header / post title.
  • Customize block quotes – put them left, right, where you like them!
  • Display links to your social media profiles with perfectly sized icons in the footer with a custom menu.
  • Add a call to action under your posts and pages, with 1 or 2 widgets displaying below your content.
  • For more information, visit the WordPress theme page and  demo version.

I can’t wait to get your opinion

Please tell me what you think, honestly, the good and bad…

18 thoughts on “DES Daughter Network Blog New Design”

    1. Thank you Gerrit, glad you like it!
      Since the change, I have 40% increase in traffic… could be coïncidence, could be content, could be the new theme responsiveness and upload speed…
      cheers 🙂

  1. I love the header and color scheme. The only improvement comment I would provide is that it looks a little bit cluttered with too many different things to focus on at the same time with the side bar, the highlights at both sides, etc. Sometimes a little bit distracting. But great job in general!

    1. Glad you like it Amanda!
      I like your blog colour and design too, very airy…
      You might wish to add featured images in your posts, they would show with your posts excerpts on your front page…

        1. No, when you create a new post – /wp-admin/post-new.php – in the “Screen Options” did you tick the box for “Featured Image”?
          Then, it can be/show the same image as the one from your post, but it is a different setting…

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