…It’s by this guy, Olly Sorsby, who does web design stuff (so I guess it makes sense that a web designer can make a better site than me. His website was technically made using the wordpress platform, but he’s made it work for him and his company/brand. Basically, he designs websites, logos, and even print resources.
And I found that all out just by looking at his main page.
I liked that the main page was pretty simple, with a picture of a guy at his computer and the words “Digital Craftsman” written across the middle of the picture, though those words slowly fade away as you scroll down (I’m definitelynot sure how to do that on wordpress…or anywhere).
One thing I really liked though was that below that picture, there were images of projects he’s worked on. When you scroll over the pictures, words pop up over the picture that say what it is. This is what I thought was really a smart idea organizationally for the blog.
I liked that the page was still pretty minimal looking, and that it included a bunch of pictures. But rather than just having pictures and leaving people unsure of what the pictures are, or just having text which isn’t exactly exciting to look at, there’s both. By making text appear when you scroll over a picture, we get an explanation of what we’re clicking on, but we also see a pretty picture.
I don’t know how easy it is to do that with wordpress, but I thought that was a pretty cool way of presenting resources.