Its interesting to finally know about my “hidden” rules. I’m finding that I have all kinds of them. And now that I’ve been stripping them all away, some sneakier ones have gotten me. For instance; the color white. I always thought the color white was “soooo overrated” & I have been adverse to using it in website design. I thought that it was pretentious, and since “everyone” was using it, I wanted to be different, and I wouldn’t ever use white – and BAM! I created a “hidden” rule about the use of the color white on my websites. I didn’t even realize it until I started the process of redesigning this site.
Rules Are So Controlling
To break control of that rule, I’m using TONS of white on this design. And to be perfectly honest, I’m feeling freed up, I don’t have to come up with a design that uses images, or do anything at all to the space (besides format it). I’m saving me time, mental energies, and stress. It’s also very zen.
Zen Is Good
Minimal can be a stress relief no matter where it is.
I mean I’ve been decluttering my home, I decluttered my home art studio, I really don’t like a lot of crap being everywhere so that translates nicely into this space now too.
And as an added bonus, what I think this will allow more attention to be paid to the art I want to display here, & it will be easier to read the posts. And both of those are good things.
What rules do you have for your website?