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  • My new site — constructive criticism requested

     Renee updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Jami Hede

    Member
    August 14, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I’ve made a decision to start on a new venture, with a totally different niche. For now, I’m putting it on a subdomain of my initial site; I will be purchasing a separate domain after I get it ready for actually launching it to the public. What I aim to do is to sell patterns for crocheted children’s clothing and other items, as well as instructional videos and other things as I progress. I hope to take a bit of a different angle to a niche that is flooded with sites.But this is something that I’m passionate about, and i’ve gotten some good response from people I’ve talked to about it.

    Anyway, after much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth, I’ve managed to put to gether my first landing page. Rather than build it rom scratch, I’ve used a template as a way of trying to learn how to do the drop and drag thing. This is by no means the finished product. I want to do some editing of the text section, and I need to add my social icons and my opt-in form. But I would like some input on other changes that people think I should make, or other comments.

    http://wee-dezyne.exploringdementia.com/pluginops-page-274/


    Thanks in advance, Jami

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    August 15, 2021 at 6:23 am

    The basic structure is fine, but your background colors are bad. Grey, yellow, green. No way. I recommend you just stick to a plain white background the whole way through.

    You could use that background image of the yarn and put it at the top. Faded quite a git, and the headline over top it.

    Also, make your paragraph text same width as stuff above it.

  • Jami Hede

    Member
    August 15, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the comments. Good points, all of them. I’ll see what I can do.

    • Renee

      Member
      September 26, 2021 at 7:42 am

      Jami,

      You have a wonderful unique selling proposition. I’d like to see more pictures of your special projects. Yes, the colors have to go. If it’s children’s clothing, you could get by with pastels or bright colors. Or you could let your pictures take the focal point and keep it all simple with a white background. You’ll notice that is the trend in websites these days, “clean.”

      You can get inspiration by doing a search in a web browser or even Pinterest for “children’s websites” or “children’s website templates” – or swap out for “knitting” or “crochet.”

      Bravo in sticking it out and figuring out the website stuff!

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