Setting up my website has been a very exciting project to begin. I had never used the WordPress platform before, so there was a bit of a learning curve, but I feel like I was able to pick it up quickly. I spent some time playing around with posts, pages, and experimenting with various site themes to find the one that I was happy with. From the beginning, I’ve had a clear idea of the type of content I want to share on my website, so that has made the setup process more manageable.
Throughout the past week, I have been coming up with new ideas for my website and logging in to make changes soon after I come up with them. So far, I am happy with the overall look and feel of the website as it relates well with the content I wish to be posting. I focused on the basic structure of the site, paying attention to consistent colours, fonts, and images that relate to my posts.
It had taken me a while to settle on a colour scheme for my website, but I found a great website that helped with my decision. I was able to filter through colours schemes that visually match my content.
Here is the colour palette I created:
In terms of uploading images and content, I have been saving a lot of my photos from hiking and camping trips from the last 2 years until I found a good place to post them and I am excited to work with all of the content. As a portfolio placeholder, I’ve added a gallery page where I can mass upload my photos. The overall website emphasizes imagery over the rest of the content, as that is my main goal for thenat.ca. I have many ideas and creative ways of implementing them into the website and I am looking forward to continuing to post and edit the new website throughout the rest of the spring term.