Fat Man New Design Unleashed

A few weeks ago I decided to go ahead and get the Fat Man Unleashed redesigned. I enlisted the services of Unique Blog Designs. I decided to go with them after seeing the work they have done for other blogs that I visit. Nate was very cool and personable throughout the entire process. We went through several drafts before finalizing what you see now. I never once got that “stop bugging me” feeling from Nate.

There must have been about six or seven drafts, a couple of color combinations, and several tweaks. Nate uses a cool online tool that let’s you view your drafts and comment directly on the design, pinpointing where you want changes done. That made the whole thing easy for me. My main objective was to have the site designed and stick with that theme for a long time. I usually like simple designs, but in this case I wanted an in your face “BAMMMM” effect. I wanted the fat man to be on steroids and that’s why I went balls out on all of the comments/corrections that I left. The good thing about UBD is that they listen to you when you talk.

These are some of the drafts. The last one is Hyder’s mock up.
Fat Man Unleashed New Design


I must admit that since I wanted this design to be long lasting, that I decided to test out Hyder from Weborithm. I asked him to do a quick mock up for me and after I paid him he sent me something. I was not terribly impressed with the overall design to be honest, but I did love his concept for the header. The “rays” was his idea, so I asked Nate to incorporate that into his design. Nate did it and the design was officially done. Nate’s header design was good, but I just didn’t feel like it was complete. Combining the two designers ideas gave me exactly what I wanted.

After that Steve, one of the guys that handles the coding at UBD, had to code the theme so that it could be installed on my wordpress. Once he did that we found that there were some bugs caused by a plugin that I had installed. He made the fix and the site was ready for unleashing.

If you are interested in a redesign for your site or blog then contact Unique Blog Designs, if you mention the “Fat Man” you may just get hooked up.

So, what do you think of the new look? Like it, dislike it, did it change your life? Let me know.

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. johnNo Gravatar says:

    Really sweet! I especially like that you included the photos on top, it is what helps separate you from other non-personal weight loss blogs.

    You do have footer errors on a page of your sub pages like top posts, wrinkticles, etc.

  2. JanBNo Gravatar says:

    LOL, the brain looks testicular. But then, what’s wrong with that?

  3. Michael WooNo Gravatar says:

    lol.. nice change 😀

  4. JamesNo Gravatar says:

    Some problem with the right column on firefox (it’s down to after the post) but other than that of course this is a major improvement on the graphic side!

  5. JamaipaneseNo Gravatar says:

    right column issues in firefox -_-

  6. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the bug finds guys, working on them.

  7. SteveNo Gravatar says:

    What an amazing change. The graphics and color scheme work really well. I think I need an update to my blog. What was the cost for UBD to do this? Email me if you don’t want to post it.


  8. TJNo Gravatar says:

    Wow!!! Your site looks really good!!!

  9. Great design Israel! Nate did a really good job.

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