YAY!!! New site design has launched!!!

You guys!! I’m so excited to finally show you the new site re-design!!

Please note that the blog page has a new URL now: blog.twinkiechan.com (it used to be www.twinkiechan.com/blog). The old url automatically forwards to the new url, but as far as your RSS feeds or blogreaders go, you may want to update the link. Sorry for any confusion!

I needed and wanted to change the site design because:

1) The previous design was super cute and fun, but not easy to edit. So, for example, when my book came out, it was not easy to add a new book icon to the animated refrigerator to link to book info. I needed a layout that would be more flexible for me to change around when new exciting things happen that I want to share.

2) For years, Hairy has been hassling me about how having Flash on your site is no good, because people on iPhones/iPads can’t view that Flash. I was always kinda like … “Too bad for those losers!!!” I kid, but you know what I mean. I wanted an animated fridge, and Flashdarnit, I was gonna have one! As luck would have it, this new design does not have any more Flash, but I will always love opening that refrigerator door, animated by my beloved Kei of SuperGood.

3) Some of you may have noticed in the past month that my blog and other parts of my site were giving you an “attack” warning, because my site got hacked. We kept finding the bad code and fixing it, but then new bad code would pop up again! It was an endless cycle of ARRRGGGhhGHGHGH and really made it obvious that it was time to sweep out the old and build the new. (p.s. clicking on the BOOKS link will still give you an attack warning, but my webguy/brobro assures me the bad code has been fixed, so we’re just waiting for it to register or whatever.)

4) Change is good! When I first started my site, I wanted everything pink and girlie and filled with hearts and rainbows. Then, I thought, that everybody’s site wasΒ pink and girlie and filled with hearts and rainbows, so mine had to be different. I also tried really hard to sort of make my site unisex, so that dudes wouldn’t be afraid of it. But I finally gave into my girliepink tendencies. Dudes, don’t be afraid. It’s the dawn of a new age.

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22 Replies to “YAY!!! New site design has launched!!!”

  1. NICOLE says:

    Yaaaay!!! (Again…) You’re back! I missed you!! Well, now i can’t wait to hear from you again πŸ™‚

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I have a lot of blog entries drafted up already. You’ll be sick of me in no time! πŸ˜›

      1. NICOLE says:

        Heehee…I doubt that :p

  2. Tanya Bishop says:

    I like the new site, but will always miss the fridge! We gots ta roll with the changes : )

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I know! I feel you. I put it off for 2 years πŸ˜›

  3. AHH! congrats. its super friggin’ cute!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yay! Thanks so much, Kat!

  4. Cara says:

    I LOVE the new design. The old one was SUPER cute but it’s always ood to change things up and this is a marvellous-looking change πŸ™‚

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you! Yeah, I sketched a million different ideas and started to design a bunch of different sites. It took me a while to get here eventho it’s still quite simple – which is what I wanted πŸ™‚

  5. Rochelle New says:

    It looks awesome!! So clean, but still very you πŸ™‚

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you!!!

  6. Im in love with your website πŸ™‚ Love the mermaid star if you can make it a pin hair for this summer it will be cool πŸ™‚ xoxo Sylvette

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I will not be making any of the mermaid items for the shop. Hopefully someone out there will make some fun stuff for themselves! πŸ™‚

  7. Kelsea says:

    HAH. I know what you mean on the pink/girly thing. I really wanted to name my new blog Pink Wonderland, and the URL wasn’t taken, so I was like OMG MEANT TO BE! But then part of the goal was to feature handmade businesses… so I was worried that male shop owners would be embarassed to be featured on “Pink Wonderland”… haha. But like you, I gave in and decided, hey… whatever! They don’t have to link to it if they feel awkward. I do what I want! =)

    Anyway, said it on facebook already, but your new website is so awesome! Oh and I follow your blog via Bloglovin’ and still saw your posts without updating the blog URL.

    Sprinkles, rainbow and pink theme… I am officially obsessed, and may visit from time to time just to smile at the design. =) Not to be totally weird… hehe.

    1. TwinkieChan says:


      BTW, thank you for letting me know about Bloglovin. I was wondering about that!! I also set up the new URL, so I wonder if that’s just going to confuse everybody! πŸ˜›

  8. Kieli Heart says:

    I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOUR SITE IS Pink and girlie and filled with hearts and rainbows! β™₯ Looks great!

    ~ Kieli ~

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you, Kieli!!!

  9. Jenny Quest says:

    Missing those adorable hamburgers…. but LOVING the cute little sprinkles!! Jenny seal of approval πŸ™‚

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      HAHAH thank you :P. Yeah there is a lot I will miss about the old site!

  10. Caz says:

    ooooooo I LOVE the new layout πŸ˜€

  11. rita says:

    love love love it.

    your new site is a wonderful girly land of candy and fun!

    i will miss the fridge. RIP fridge <3

  12. OMG! I have been stalking your site for a months waiting to see the new fabutivity! AND IS FRIGGIN AWESOME! Love how bright it is and colorfull but definitly feels more modern! You totally rock and we will all miss the fridge but change is good and you always do it right! The new site is spot on!!! YAY and congrats!

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