Business card site walk-through
This is an alternate resource to help people get over the hump of “The business card site” jitters.
Derek goes through it pretty fast, so – we don’t expect you to be that fast – but we do expect you to be able to do it.
Figure out your basic content FIRST
A heading that greets the visitor.
A paragraph that says who you are / what you like / why we would care.
A link to contact you.
What type of person am I?
What types of things do I love?
Where can I provide the most value?
What type of industry do I want to work in?
Can I be truthful? (yes)
CanShould I be selfish? (yes)
What do I want?
What can I give you in order to get what I want?
How long should this take?
How much text would I want to read?
Picking a font
You aren’t a super hard-core font person. You are new. So, – don’t expect things that don’t make sense. Just pick a font from a list of already accepted “good” fonts.
Choose one font – or two fonts.
Either start with your ‘story’ (who you are/how you want people to feel) – or pick the font – and then work back to a story.
Narrow it down to 2 or three – and then ask for help!!!
(You can change them at some future time! It’s not that serious 😉)
Exploring visual language
Where does some typography / or a “graphic” and a style tile begin and end?
Getting it into code
It’s a heading, a paragraph, and a link – right? So, – you CAN do that…
A font or two, a color or texture, some thoughtful spacing – and you have a website.
We're recoding and editing these now.
So – yeah!
You can watch them as they come – or wait until they are all done.
There are probably going to be 6 videos?