HOW TO CHOOSE A WEBSITE TEMPLATE THAT FITS YOUR PERSONALITY
Updated: Mar 21
When it comes to choosing a website template it really depends on your content AND let me tell you, gathering your content is the most tedious part of the process!
However, after you email all those old directors for photos + dig up that video your friend *very sneakily* recorded for you that one time, you will be grateful.
After you’ve gathered all that, scroll through and ask yourself the questions below. By the time you reach the end you will have a much better idea of what template you need to use for your new website!
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THINGS TO CONSIDER
/ Do you have a lot of photography? When you are searching through templates, take note of how many places you will be able to/need to put an image! If there are a lot of places and you don’t have that many photos maybe consider a different template orrrrr schedule a lifestyle photoshoot!
/ Do you want your website to have a lot of full-width banner images? This is super important to take into consideration. More often then not I see someone using a headshot as a banner image. Now, if the headshot is zoomed out enough and it fits, okay sure, go for it! Usually, when a headshot is used, it's so far zoomed in that we get an eye and part of your nose. #notideal
Check out a good example of a photo to use for a full-width banner image below!
/ What’s your style? Do you like a simple, modern look with lots of white space and clean lines? Do you like bold colors + lots of shapes? Do you enjoy combining a few different fun fonts to create a cohesive yet personality-filled vibe? My suggestion is to figure out what you like by looking at other peoples websites and go from there! (I will expand on this in a future blog post!)
/ What features are you looking for? One of the most annoying things to find, after you have chosen your template, is that it doesn’t have a feature you need. That could be a photo gallery, video gallery, hyperlinks, a blog page, Instagram feed, etc… Before choosing your site, gather your content and make sure to pick a template that fits your exact needs! All of the templates in my shop are created specifically for the actor + have everything you need – check them out here.
/ Do you like a multiple page website where each topic of your site is on a new page OR do you like the idea of a continuous scroll where all your content is on one page? To help make up your mind I am going to link an example of each!
These are just a few things to consider when choosing your website template!
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR….
A full-width banner image check out: The Brooklyn
A classic, simplistic yet modern layout check out: The Sydney Harbor
A creative multi-page website check out: The Golden Gate
A stylish, colorful, abstract full page scrolling site: The Ponte Vecchio
REMEMBER: You can always change your template later! I usually go in and update my website every couple of years, to keep it fresh. My photography on the other hand I try to update once if not twice a year. If the photography on your site is outdated - let's go out and shoot!
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Written by: Bridgette | Photography by: Unsplash | Graphics by: Bridgette
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