Part 6 – Phase 4
Featured Page Images and Promotional Paged Banners #1
In the last episode of The Changing Face – I’m Coming Home l introduced my Home Tab Designs to you. A series of six designs which were created to sit at the top of each of the Tab Pages to give readers an idea of what to expect from that catagory. In addition to those Tab Pages, there is a small directory on each of those pages with the direct hyperlinks to each of the series within should they so wish to not simply scroll down to each page on the drop down.
With the rebranding of the blog, my long range plan was and still is, to award readers a more visual welcome when they land on pages. As we discussed last time, not everybody is internal WP, and not all WP internal bloggers purely use the Reader alone, so l considered this particular phase [Tabs] important.
Having come from an advertising, marketing and promotions background l understand the impact that branding can make upon people, but equally in more recent years, how many different walks of people really do respond to imagery more than say ten years ago. People like pictures, some people even think in pictures, l know l do. So colour and vibrancy, diversity and visualisations are really important to me to help again deliver an ‘overall’ message to readers who l am.
I have six Home Catagory Tabs excluding my actual Home Tab which doesn’t require nor have the space for an indivudual image, and last week those were displayed. This week, l am displaying the content of Tab 1 Drop Down which is the Site Page “About A Guy And A K9′
In this blog l run a lot of series and features and l believe they each needed a page design created to give them an identity.
The content this tab holds is principally the Features Directory, the About Me, this series The Changing Face, The Positive Brain series, Seasonal Events Directory as well as where the Classic Eggshell Moment Hobby designs sit on the various stores. Some of the pages are currently protected, as they await design as well as me to open up the new stores themselves. I have another project coming up with a very different merchandise range from my usual, but Lisa and l will work on that this year, and those designs will filter slowly and surely into the other shop fronts. Bringing up the last of that drop is actually where my business is going to reside.
The Business isn’t specifically tied in with my blog, but some of the series l intend to create, write, publish and display will be in this section, next to product reviews and so on. I have plans to launch my business later this year, early next and some of these currently ‘closed off’ Site pages will open up.
In addition to the main page images, l have also had banners made up for the bottom of each page. These serve another option as well. Basically, l will no longer have to specifically create an individual ‘promotion series post’, as l can have a different banner at the bottom of various published posts.
Also here, l will say thanks to Paula of Light Motifs II who gave me the inspiration with regards the banner idea unknowingly during an email conversation we were enjoying earlier this month concerning blogging and stats and so on. So thanks Paula.
For those who may wonder why these designs do not have the & K9 Doodlepip attached, this is because these are internal pages and Scrappy’s ‘Blog space’ will display all her own current and legacy images’ there. Her’s is the last Tab phase to be completed, next month sometime.
And there we go, these are the only designs visible currently as all the other Site Pages are closed from viewing, awaiting creating.
So on that note, my thanks to you all for reading.