About The Design
While playing with the design, I found there aren’t really enough content sections to start dissecting the site into too many component parts for the drill-down visual menu hierarchy we originally discussed just yet. I thought it would be alright, but getting the menus in order on the first couple design tries things looked a bit naked. Readers will need a certain amount of volume in visual flow to not feel like the site has too little content to bother coming back. We can add sections as things progress and for now have the site focus on what we have. This design is very easy to expand into other categories/areas without visual modification. I think you’ll find as you move around in it that it’s highly functional and visually goes beyond the example blogs you sent me.
Right now there are two categories, Libretti and Thoughts. They’re pretty much self-explanatory. Posts showing your translations will be in Libretti and more blog-style posts about what’s popping into your head can go under Thoughts. Needless to say, we can call them whatever you want and make them visible or invisible whenever you want and add new categories or subcategories whenever you want.
The ten most recent posts will automatically show on the main page so people coming back can have quick access to the newest information, regardless of category. Posts for specific categories will show up exclusively when that category is selected from the menu. I have put two of these posts in each category to demonstrate how that works from the menu.
I have mapped out four example posts and your About page. The posts show what your content will look like and give information on how they’re created, providing a progressive walk-through of how the site works on a high level. This post is a design example of what a simple, text-only post in Thoughts would look like.