Deciding colors, fonts, layouts and the overall structure of a website isn’t an easy task… or at least it wasn’t for me. I’m a pretty indecisive, decisive person. I have many versions of what I want. When it came to deciding what I wanted for my website I was pulled in several different directions. I finally realized I just wanted it to be me. I wanted to figure out the best possible way to display my personality throughout the entire site.
There are several website building companies out there, such as Wix, WordPress, Squarespace, Showit and I’m sure there are many others. I decided to use Showit. I was introduced to Showit a couple years ago and I knew it would be the most comprehensible, user friendly one for me. I am also a huge fan of their site designs, one in particular being Sitehouse. I decided on Zeta from Promise Tangeman’s Spring 2013 collection.
While I loved the over all look of Zeta, I also desired to make it different, clean and like I mentioned before, display my personality. I asked my friend, Amy of Amy Rizzuto Photography to take some pictures of me with the website in mind. Since she’s one of my best friends and an extremely talented photographer, I couldn’t imagine anyone better suited to capture my personality than her.
I looked at the clothes hanging in my closet… or maybe it was the gold shirt lying in my floor, and I knew I wanted to incorporate accents of sparkly gold. The blue green picture frames hanging on my white wall added another perfect pop of color. With the added rectangular frame structures, it was the perfect shape to be seen throughout the website. I have always loved blue, really any color blue, so I thought a pretty navy would be a nice bold addition throughout the site as well.
Here you can see I changed the Zeta about page and made it with the rectangular shapes, which when clicked, goes to the picture galleries and descriptions of my family and actual pictures of my favorite things.
Same idea with my portfolio galleries. You can see the Zeta design and the design I imagined to best display my work.
For my logo I turned to Jon Orchin, who was recommended to me, and has been absolutely awesome to work with. I sent him the colors I wanted to use and an overall theme I had envisioned and he executed it to perfection.
I’m sure I’ll change things, but for now, I love my website. I hope you like my website as well! Feel free to send me any questions you might have, especially if you’re looking to design your own website.
Thanks for stopping by, Happy Wednesday!