I am finally done with streamlining my website’s look and feel. After many experiments, I finally found the key answer to a good-looking DIY website: consistency. My website, yaansoon.moonfruit.com, is finally taking shape. And I think now I have the basics for developing it further.
The mistake I made in my first time around designing my DIY website on Moonfruit, was:
- using metaphoric language in the sections,
- and free-styling a bit when it came to the look and feel of each page.
Although it is cute using words like, “Objects” in the menu to refer to things I made by hand, I instantly could tell the difference when I used more accurate menu titles to refer to my handcrafted trinkets. I did keep the mystical wording, but I made more zoomed in references to the jewellery or objects I made. You still do find words like “Organic Wire,” but if you look at the picture you instantly get what I am talking about.
I did end up referring to my blue seed-bead collection as “Oriental Beads” in the menu, but when you actually enter the page you will find I also called the collection “Oriental Blues.” Felts owls where all put together under the obvious Felt menu section.
I also added a news section on the front page, which you can find when you scroll down. I used it to announce events like Souk JARA, an annual all-summer-long open market located in Amman.
But the most important step was to streamline all pages; they all received the same fonts, spacing, and photo locations on the page. All pages received the same treatment, e including the About page, and the Contact us page.
Before I leave you, here is a pic of the first DIY design on Yaansoon’s website.
Take care for now!