Susan had an existing blog on Blogger, but was ready to expand her business to offer a free resource library and website store. She was also ready for an updated look with fresh branding. I migrated her content to WordPress and built a powerful new teacher blog design and store on her website, which can grow with her over time.
- WordPress PLUS Package
- Blogger to WordPress Migration
- WordPress Starter Store
- WordPress Free Resource Library
I am so pleased with both my completed website and the process Christi Fultz used to make sure it was just what I wanted! Christi was recommended to me by a few different friends whose work and opinions I respect, and I’m so glad she was. Every step of the way, Christi had systems set up to help me understand the process and allow me to give design input. She perfectly balanced using her own expertise with executing my vision and clearly communicated each step of the process. I love that she patiently held my hand (in the form of tutorial videos) when I was confused by things on the tech side. I will continue to use Christi’s services whenever I have web design needs!
First, this is a look at Susan’s Blogger website and previous branding.
Custom Teacher Brand Design
Susan sent a few photos of her resources and shades of pink, blue, and green used in many of her products, so I started there with her first header drafts.
I also sent an additional font sheet with other similar fonts to consider.
She liked option 2, but wanted to see a few variations. 2B was the winner.
Then I sent a few coordinating round options. The rounds are perfect for social media and TPT profile pictures, as well as corner marks on product covers, etc.
Her final brand board reflects an updated, happy new vibe.
Custom Teacher Blog Design and Store
Then it was time to build the new website. Because her URL was already live on Blogger and had been pinned, it was possible she’d have traffic coming to the website during the build. I used a simple “coming soon” page and redirected traffic to her temporary Blogger site during my build.
Here’s a look at the new homepage, which also reflects the happy vibe of her new branding.
Just like the branding process, the website build is also collaborative. I send previews of the homepage and revise based on feedback. Once the homepage is final, I build additional pages to match.
This is one example of the feedback process, where I tried three different button styles and sent them to Susan for feedback before choosing a final design.
I used the same subject buttons from her homepage on the new custom blog page.
The rest of the website pages are then made to match, including her About and Contact pages.
This package comes with an additional custom page, which Susan used to highlight her fine motor content.
Free Resource Library Intall
The build also included a free resource library page, with buttons to subscribe for access or log in if they already have a password.
WordPress Store Install
I also installed a starter WordPress store with five categories.