WordPress Basics – Examples of Featured Designs at WordPress.org Showcase Illustrate
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Designs and customized wordpress sites are featured at wordpress.org under the showcase tab.
Learning from the innovative, creative featured sites is one of the best ways to get ideas for your own site.
Website Function Indicates Website Form – analyze the site goals before customizing a design to suit those goals
Characteristics of good web design can be seen at the showcase at wordpress.org.
Good website design tips that you’ll see in the featured sites includes the following.
1. Uncluttered design with a clean look
2. Easy to navigate and find things
3. Themes customized to suit purpose of the site’s goal
4. Web design that accomodates mobile device usage
5. Text is easy to read
There is a saying that form follows function. You can see this illustrated in the featured sites. Whether the site is for a newspaper or a musician the design and theme are chosen with a purpose in mind.
When you are creating your own site make decisions according to how you expect people will use the site. Do they need to be able to click around quickly and easily? Do they need multimedia such as videos and photos? Is it a site for authors to post creative writing or a site for musicians to post music? Or does it need a special theme and format suited for a news site?
Are you using wordpress content management system for a website, a blog, a static site or a hybrid? Do you need to spotlight text, videos or photos?