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I’d been thinking about creating a new design for Cucicucicoo for a while, with the intention of making it easier for readers to find what they’re looking for without having to search through long menus of categories and subcategories. I wanted to create an updated, yet simple, look with a more visual navigation.
So I’m excited that the new website is now finally up and running! Let me take you on a little tour to show you what’s new!
The Home Page
Above those images is the menu that will bring you to the Cucicucicoo Patterns shop, the Blog page (more about that in a minute!) and the About page (which I will be updating soon!). In addition, you can switch language or search for specific keywords within the website.
The main changes begin after that. There is a special visual menu with the four main categories of Cucicucicoo (Tutorials, Sewing, Crafting and Natural Living) that you can click on. Under that you will see a series of images for each subcategory that you can click on to find all the pertinent posts.
So, for example, let’s say you’re looking for repurposing tutorials. Click on “Tutorials” on the top, and then on the “Repurposing” button below. Easy peasy!
Below this visual category menu you’ll find the most recent blog posts. You can click on any of these posts to continue reading them, or click on the “Go to Blog” button below those (or the “Blog” button at the very top of the page) to read more posts in the Blog page.
The Blog Page
You can either browse categories or read all blog posts in order in the Blog page. At the top of the page you’ll find a thumbnail image for each of the four main categories. Click on one to see all the subcategories and posts in that category. If you just want to browse the posts independent of their category, just scroll down the page.
The Category Pages
Each Category page starts off with a brief description of what type of posts you’ll find. If it’s a main category, you will also see thumbnail images of the subcategories to click on, if you so wish. Then all you need to do is choose the post that you want to find out more about!
The Cucicucicoo Patterns shop is also slightly different. Below the welcome message, which explains the ideals behind my patterns, you can find the patterns themselves. If you want to browse pattern categories, just look on the sidebar to the right and click on any category.
I am so excited about this new look, not only because I felt like the website needed a new feel, but also to make my readers’ experience more enjoyable and to help them find their way around this sewing and craft website that has many years’ worth of great tutorials and ideas!
So, what do you think about this new design? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below!
By the way, I have been much less present on the blog, as well as the newsletter and social media, not only because of this redesign, but also because of a series of difficulties in my personal life. It has been a particularly strange and complicated moment for our family, and I am spending more time focusing on myself, my family and my loved ones than I usually do. So if you less activity than usual, don’t worry, because I will come back. It just probably means that the people in my life (myself included!) have needed more attention than usual from me. After all, the priority in life are those we love, is it not?
And get ready, because Cucicucicoo will be back next week with the first of a whole bunch of new holiday themed tutorials! I can’t wait to share them with you! See you soon!