We put a lot of effort into creating a little website with a blog attached to it over on Weebly. Here’s why we’re not happy with the outcome.
Thus far, WordPress, for us, has proven way easier to use. This isn’t very surprising given that we have more experience using this platform. But we’d heard good things about the Weebly.com website building software and so we gave it a spin and after the dust settled, it looked like a big steamy pile of garbage baking in the hot summer sun. What happened?
Well, for one, we couldn’t get it to look the way we wanted it to. We didn’t have a cool graphic to use at the top so we used some water that looks, well, not good. Then we couldn’t find a font we liked. The layout itself seemed drab. Very bland. So in the end, it doesn’t look good. Right now, we’re thinking about going back in and spicing things up with a little bit of TLC. Will we actually do it? Hopefully. But our priorities are elsewhere. We’ve got a website, VaporizerShark.com, that requires a lot of attention and we’d like to give it to it instead of messing around with blogs that came up looking pretty darn crumby. So we’re going to put a pin in this. We’ll hopefully revisit this to make it look better. If not, don’t even worry about it because we’re not worried about it. Instead, keep checking back here at blog at VaporizerShark.WordPress.com because this is where we post the bulk of our updates. This is, if you didn’t know, our MAIN blog. So bookmark it. Save it. Do whatever you have to do to make it easy for you to come back because you’re going to be seeing a lot of updates here and they’re going to come pretty frequently. For you WordPress users, follow us!
Want to see what our Weebly site looks like? You can visit it here. Or you can just look at the screen shot we took below. It doesn’t do a good job of showing you the whole site, but it’s probably pretty obvious at a glance that it doesn’t look nearly as cool as this one.
Analyzing it a bit, it seems a little redundant. Like it says our name at the very top and then again right beneath that in a bigger, somewhat terribly conveyed fashion, and then our name appears again before the page cuts off. The last time being the little about us “Author” box we decided to include in the column on the right for people who visit it and don’t know who we are or what we’re about. Was this a good idea? We’re not sure but we did it anyways. Then there’s the almost eerie amount of white on the page. It really makes the bad fonts and the bad banner at the top stick out more. While we can appreciate a simple setup, this is just poorly executed in our opinion. Now, we do want to point out that we didn’t actually design the layout itself, we just customized it a bit with Weebly’s drag-and-drop style do-it-yourself website builder software that they offer to everyone. It made it fairly easy to pull off but the result was less than we were hoping for. We mostly blame ourselves, not Weebly’s software, for how poorly it turned out. We could have put some more effort into it to make it look better but alas, we did not, so what is there to say other than we’ll try to improve it when we have the time. But for now, given that it is relatively new, we think we’ve done an alright job.
What do you think? Looks pretty bad, huh? Yeah. Not our finest work. That much is for sure. So what do you think? Leave a comment letting us know what you think if you care to. You can use the comments section below to do just that!
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