07 Aug A different type of design…
While I don’t have any sort of design background (BBA majoring in accounting), I am totally comfortable designing a quilt. Today, I needed to give some serious thought to a design-type project I’ve been putting off for ages.
This blog needs some professional help. In addition to the pages I have now, I’d love to have a quilt gallery and a shop on my site for my patterns. Plus, I really want it to have a simpler, cleaner look. I don’t have anywhere near the computer knowledge to accomplish such a thing, so today I’ve been exploring hiring someone who does.
It’s a bit like a foreign language! Do I know the difference between a web developer and a web designer and which one do I want/need? Do I want or need to move my blog from Blogger to another platform like WordPress? Is “platform” even the right word here?
I’ve received some good recommendations and the professionals I’ve been emailing with have been very patient and helpful. However, I still feel like there are lots of questions I don’t even know to ask. I’m trying not to let this stop me from moving forward and am trying to trust the process to help me recognize and deal with questions as they arise.
I know a lot of people in my situation figure out how to do the work themselves. I probably could do that (maybe…), but it isn’t really something I’m interested in learning and I don’t think I’d enjoy it, let alone get the results I want. I’m a pretty dedicated DIYer but I have my limits!
One thing I know I don’t like on websites is when the “intro” photo is so large that I have to scroll down to find the menu or see anything else. How about you? Do you have any pet peeves on blogs/websites? What would you like to see here?