Custom Website Design: Closet 2 Closet
There are certain design projects that mesh perfectly with my design aesthetic, and the custom website design I created for Closet 2 Closet was one of them! This up-and-coming closet organizing and styling company had a whimsical logo to work with, and a bright, modern color palette, and as soon as owner Melissa and I discussed the project, I couldn’t wait to get started.
Her vision for the custom website homepage included three doors to represent the three business lines of Organizing, Styling and Consignment that Closet 2 Closet would offer its customers. I created fun rollover images for each one using her “logo girl” in different colors to accomplish this.
I created a Before & After photo gallery for the Closet 2 Closet website , and I also manipulated her “logo girl” to come up with custom graphics for several of the other pages on the website.
Another one of my favorite features on the Closet 2 Closet website is the use of Google Fonts. Traditionally, web design was limited by a teeny-tiny set of standard fonts that we as web designers had to use so everyone could view them on their computers…think Arial, Times New Roman…oh wait, I’m falling asleep here! If you wanted a “pretty” font, you had to create an image of it and place that on the website, which was not only inconvenient, but also wasn’t the best for SEO. Enter Google Fonts, just another way that Google makes my life easier! They have hundreds of nice-looking fonts available that when encoded on your website, will show up on anyone’s computer, even if they don’t have them! This may not sound exciting to you, but to web designers, it’s fantastic! So you’ll notice that the Closet 2 Closet website has a nice script font in the headlines and a modern sans serif font for the body copy. Perfection.
Melissa will be ramping up her efforts to launch Closet 2 Closet over the next couple of months, so if you need some help organizing your closet or if you have some designer clothes hanging around that you’d like to consign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.