I’m somewhat familiar with what WordPress can do, but have a long way to go. One of the first steps I need to take before I get to publishing and sharing my website with others will be to visualize what I would like my website to be able to do. Visualization of what I want will be the ultimate key for configuring how my site should be designed, organized, and published. I’ll begin with a few adjectives. I envision people visiting my site for the first time and saying:
- Wow! This site is visually appealing! (Appealing)
- Looks like he can do just about anything he sets his mind to. (Impressive)
- He needs to work with me. (Available)
All in all, with my site I’m hoping to appeal to my audience, impress them with what I can offer, and make my services/experience available to them. These are the leading words that I will be using to sculpt the rest of my site. I encourage this strategy for anyone seeking to do any type of creative development that will be public to others.
When I go to an art museum, I look at a piece of work and am usually able to describe how that piece makes me feel with a few adjectives. This same principle applies to web development. It is an art as my as it is a logical development.
In the next blog post I hope to expand on these adjectives by thinking about a large list of functions my site could have to meet these visual adjectives.