Episode 112

112: Redesigning your website

As designers it sometimes feels like we are perpetually redesigning our own websites! In this episode we discuss our approach to tackling our redesigns and what tools we’re using to build the site, as well as share some advice for not getting overwhelmed with the task.

“ I know that you’ll have this urge to launch with everything complete, but you can iterate and improve overtime so it’s important to just get something out there”

— Femke

Key takeaways

1 | If your website isn’t meeting your needs anymore, and you feel like it doesn’t represent you and your work accurately it might be time for a redesign!

2 | A good personal website isn’t just about the design, the copy is super important too. Give it the time and attention it deserves.

3 | It can be hard to get personal projects finished. In order to complete your website redesign first of all break what you want your end product to be into versions and first put out an MVP.

Show timestamps

00:00 – Intro & catch up
06:00 – Launching an MVP of your site first
07:20 – Why are we redesigning our sites?
13:00 – First steps to redesigning
17:20 – Writing copy
20:00 – What tools we’re using
22:15 – Setting yourself a deadline
24:30 – What to do with your old content
29:45 – Last words of advice

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