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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

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This week's featured TypePad design is something special. William Kamkwamba is a young man from Malawi who had been forced to drop out of school because of poverty. He educated himself through reading books from the community library and built a windmill to bring cheap, clean energy to his family. Since then he has built several other projects for his community, returned to school through the generosity of donors, written a book telling his story, and come to the U.S. to go to college. A couple of years ago, the TypePad blog services team created a striking new design for his blog. Recently, with the release of William's children's book, we updated the design and gave the blog a quick tune-up.

Please visit William's blog, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, to learn more about his inspiring story, and consider giving to the Moving Windmills Project to help support development in Malawi.

And if you have a project you want to showcase, or just a great idea for a blog, and are looking for help creating a unique, personal design, get in touch with us and we can help you turn your ideas into reality.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


A New Design Was Just What The Doctor Ordered

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One of the common design requests the TypePad Blog Services team receives is to match a blog's design to a person or organization's website. We handle this under our Design Implementation Service. Donna contacted us on behalf of Surety Pro Pharmacy to request a Design Implementation. She provided the design and the image files used in it, we made it work on TypePad. We like the Design Implementation Service because it shows off the full range of what you can do on TypePad. If you're like Surety Pro Pharmacy and looking to start a new blog that matches your website, contact us with your request. You may be surprised at what's possible on TypePad!

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


Super Saver Mama Gets A Super New Banner

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Wendy is a mom who knows how to be thrifty and who likes to share tips and resources with other moms at her blog, Super Saver Mama. She wanted to give her blog a dynamic new look so she contacted the TypePad blog services team to request a new banner image. We worked with Wendy to select some illustrations from an image service, which she purchased for use on her blog, then we created this cute and catchy banner and adjusted her blog design to match. The result is a new look for her blog that really stands out.

If one of your New Year's resolutions for 2012 is to give your blog a new look, check out our Banner Design Service. You'll be amazed at the difference a beautiful new banner image can make. And don't forget to check out Super Saver Mama if you've also resolved to be more thrify this year.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


Simple Girl, Great Blog

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Catherine was looking for a platform to share her thoughts and ideas with others and decided to start her blog, Simple Girl, on TypePad. However, she needed some help with getting the blog up and running, so she signed up for a Power Launch Service. We worked with her to set up her own custom URL and subscription and sharing tools for the blog, streamlined the blog navigation and sidebar, and set up other recommended TypePad features. Finally, we created a new banner image that is simple and elegant, emphasizing the theme of her blog - something that's very important in design and branding.

Ready to start a blog but not sure what you need to do? Or just need some extra help setting everything up? Check out our Power Launch Service. And don't forget to visit Simple Girl to read Catherine's reflections on life.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


The Austin Grid Offers Something Different

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Tom had a great idea for a new blog called The Austin Grid, focused on news about Austin, Texas, but he wanted a non-standard layout - a grid of stories with a thumbnail image from each one. He wasn't sure how to achieve this on TypePad, so he contacted our blog services team. We worked with him to refine his request and then implemented the grid design he wanted. It's a great example of what's possible on TypePad.

Got an unusual design request for your TypePad blog or site? With the use of Advanced Templates, we can do a lot more than you may have realized. Sign up today and let us know what you'd like to do. Chances are, we can make it work for you. And be sure to check out The Austin Grid to keep up with what's happening in the Texas capital.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


A New Look for Gone with the Family

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Lisa travels a lot with her family and has a lovely blog that chronicles their adventures, Gone with the Family. She was looking for a new banner and to make sure her blog has all the most important features, so she contacted the TypePad blog services team and we set her up with a Tune-Up Service. We set up social media sharing tools on her blog, optimized her sidebar content, and even added a custom favicon for her, among other things. And, of course, we created a wonderful banner image for her blog, using photos that she provided. Lisa loves the new look and functionality of her blog.

Want to take your blog to the next level but aren't sure how? With the Tune-Up Service, we evaluate your blog, make a series of recommendations, and then implement the recommendations for you. Plus, you get a new banner as part of the service. Interested? Sign up now! And don't forget to check out Gone with the Family to learn more about Lisa's travel adventures.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


Access Fund Is Off To A Great Start With New Design

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Holly was looking to start a blog for her environmental organization, Access Fund. She contacted our Blog Services team and we did a Design Creation Service for her. Working with images that Holly provided and with the inspiration of blogs that she liked, we created this beautiful new design for her blog.

Want to give your blog a fresh new look, or want to get off to a great start with an awesome design? Contact us and let us know what you're looking for. We can create a gorgeous design made especially for your blog. And be sure to check out Access Fund Blog to learn more about how they help protect our environment.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


Bringing Fronesys to TypePad

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Jyoti was launching a new business venture called Fronesys and wanted to host the website for his new company on TypePad. He knew the layout and styling he wanted, but needed help in actually applying it to a TypePad blog. He contacted the TypePad Blog Services team and we set up a Design Implementation Service for him.

The Fronesys design takes advantage of TypePad's Advanced Templates to incorporate a non-standard layout and a number of complex features. It's a great illustration of what's possible on TypePad and Jyoti was extremely pleased with the final results.

Are you looking to set up your personal or organizational website on TypePad or do you have a specific design you would like to implement? Contact us and let us know what you need. And be sure to check out Fronesys.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


Kukuli Peruvian Cuisine Looks Delicious

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Beatriz has a passion for Peruvian food and decided to start a blog to share her love with others. To get Kukuli Peruvian Cuisine up and running, she signed up for a Power Launch Service. We worked with her to set up her own custom URL and subscription and sharing tools for the blog, streamlined the blog navigation and sidebar, and set up other recommended TypePad features. Finally, we created a new banner image for her blog that highlights some of the things she loves best about Peru and its culture. This gives Kukuli Peruvian Cuisine a unique, stand-out look. Beatriz is very happy with her new blog and so are we.

Ready to start a blog but not sure what you need to do? Or just need some extra help setting everything up? Check out our Power Launch Service. And don't forget to visit Kukuli Peruvian Cuisine for a food blog with a difference.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


Laurelines Is Looking Lovely


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Laura is an artist and uses her blog, Laurelines, to showcase her work. She wanted to take the blog to the next level, so she contacted the TypePad Blog Services team and we did a Tune-Up Service for her. From her own custom URL to social media integration and an email subscription option, the new features help her blog stand out as a unique site and encourage her readers to keep coming back and to share her posts with their own friends. The best feature, however, is the new banner image, which we created from Laura's own art. Gorgeous, isn't it? She is incredibly talented.

Looking to give your own blog a new lease on life? Want to make it better but aren't sure exactly what it needs? In the Tune-Up Service, we evaluate your blog and recommend the most important features, then implement those features for you. You can even get a new banner image as part of the service. Sign up now! And don't forget to check out Laurelines to see more of Laura's amazing art.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.