I recently updated my website and wanted to share with you exactly what I did to create it the way I absolutely love.
Designing your website, depending on your way of thinking, can either be overwhelmingly daunting or incredibly exciting. Where do you start? How many pages does it need? What should be included in the Menu? Which colors should I use and how many? What about fonts???
Well ladies and gentlemen, I've got a very fun and simple way of figuring all this out.
Start a secret Pinterest board or list in your notebook of websites that captivate you and you feel would be great to inspire your brand. They don't have to all be in your business field, as you'll see in my video below. You can also take your time on this step. It doesn't have to be done in one sitting. I actually had been pinning websites for the past year or two for when I was ready to look through.
Once you have about 10 websites noted, you can start this step. Open up each website and look through how they put everything together on every page. Write down what you love. Would you like a similar menu to theirs? Do you like their moody colors or fun colors or girly luxury colors? Are there services/products they have that can give you ideas? This step might take a few hours or a couple days, and you'll be filling up pages with notes.
Draw and write down how you'd like your website to look based on all the notes you wrote. Be detailed about all the pages you'd like to have on your website and what they will have. This is a great opportunity to organize your ideas for services/products you'd like to offer. Also, write down how your Menu and subpages would be.
Get to working! You don't have to work on everything you've written down, but at least try to finish the most important pages first. If your website platform allows you to keep pages hidden and others public, I'd also recommend adding all the pages before working on the content. That way, everything is organized even though not everything is finished or published. If your website platform doesn't allow hidden pages, it's ok, that's why you wrote down your Menu and subpages in Step 3.
Check out my video to see the process!
Hope you find this video useful! I'll also be posting a tutorial on navigating Wix, Squarespace, and Shopify, so that you can choose the one you want to use for designing your website.
If you follow these steps, comment below or in the forum and share photos too! Would love to see how everyone's are completely different