08 April 2011

Web work ahead : baby steps

{found on Google image. Originally created by GlennMcDowell}

Couple weeks ago my website got reviewed by the Mogul Mum team. 
Reese did a very thorough job. 
And I got some nice helpful feedbacks from other professionals. The big advice was to swich from iWeb to Word Press. But I also got some really good guidelines and tips.

First of all, as many of us , I am far from being a webmaster. It is a REAL job with REAL skills. There are a lot of easy platforms to built one website's or blog out there. And honestly since I am an "Apple/Mac" girl, I love the idea of having iWeb helping me create my "vision". So this is what I first did :: I simply used the tools I have :: iWeb. 

I also know some tech people can do some really cool stuffs with iWeb. Like changing the menu  bar, linking the menu to an outside page, etc... There are some really good tutorials out there. It is fairly time consuming but probably worth it. I don't think i will go and try to figure those out  since in the BIG picture :: I need to switch to Word Press.

Here is my plan over the next 3-4 months::

  • phase "one" :: following the given advices, make some positive change on iWeb
  • Phase two :: switch form iWeb to Word Press
  • Phase 3 :: consolidate blog and website into one platform
  • Phase 4 :: once I have a clearer picture of where I want my branding to go :: get help with professionals (photograph and webmaster) 

That said, I started implementing some changes on iWeb, following the advices given on Mogul mum comments. 
Yes, my cute little house disappeared (boo hoo hoo...). I gave SEO names to my tabs (I don't like it aesthetic wise... They are too long...). 
I change my CONTACT tab ( and by doing so I got 4 new people signing up for my newsletter ! 
Nice  ;)
And I tried to simplify my e-shop tab. Now, that said I would love that by clicking on the tab it re-directs to Etsy. Same with the blog tab. I tried by following this advice but in vain..
I could go direcly from phase one to phase four directly. But I like learning things on the way... And tweaking pictures and playing with the "tools" is part of the fun too. 

I would really appreciate if you can have a look and 
give me some constructive feed backs and 
what is your experience
 with your website .

PS :: KAREN , thank you for your advice  ; D  :: I need to look into WP Thesis.


  1. Dearest sweet lila, it's wonderful to be back on the swing of things here in blogland. Im so sorry for not visiting so often...im gonna catch up on all your blog posts. :)
    Wow building your own website is awesome. All the best and i look forward to see it. Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!

  2. Hello Jacqueline !
    thank you for your kind words. Yes, I was on "pause" mode from the blogpshere..
    I am slowly building my "branding" and will soon come up with new creations.