It’s been a bit quiet in my Etsy shop. For a good reason though: I’m working on a restyling. I want a makeover for this blog and website (actually turn it into one website containing both blog and other info) and I need time for that. Because yes, I could hire someone to do that for me, but no, I’m not doing that because for some reason I believe I can do it all myself. So what exactly am I doing behind the scenes?
Besides planning things and asking others what they think of my sites (another person sees other things that need improvement than you see yourself, so let them help you make your blog/site better!), I need to think about what I want. I wrote things down and used Prezi to make a moodboard. This is a continuing process until I’m completely happy with the visualisation of ‘rrrauw’ (no, I’m not there yet, so below you see just a sketch). Websites like Colourlovers and 1001fonts are very useful for a moodboard!
I also keep a secret board on Pinterest (you see a sneak preview below) to pin inspiring designs for logo’s, businesscards and websites. I don’t want to steal anyone’s design, but getting inspired will get my own creative juices flowing!
After I figure out what I want everything to look like, the boring and difficult stuff starts. No, I don’t mean the actual designing of things (that’s fun!), but the technical stuff. You know, figuring out how to customize WordPress themes and how to connect this blog to my website. Luckily I’m not a complete no-no when it comes to html, but since I’m not my brother I do need to follow some extra crash courses to know what I’m doing. Thank god for the internet, filled with information and tutorials.
So how about you, do you like restyling your website or blog? And what’s your way to do that? Please share your tips and tricks, I would love to know!