Here is our list of website related resources and online links.
Content & Copy
To get you started with writing or producing your website copy and content, here’s some scripts and templates I recommend you have a play with, it can make it so much easier to get the words out of your head and onto the page:
- Start with Alexandra Franzen’s Feel. Know. Do. workbook (free download, no sign-up required) – this will get you in the right headspace for what you’re about to write.
- Another couple from Ms Franzen – 5 ways to finish writing your About Page, for when you are hopelessly stuck. And, tell us who you are.
- Another great resource to get you rolling is Rachel MacDonald’s post on How to Write Your About Me Page. I used this when I first wrote an about page for our website, it’s since changed a number of times but the important thing – it got me going and I produced something coherent and useful.
- Some more important questions to ruminate on here, in this interview I did with writer + copywriter, Rakhee Ghelani (also covers great tips for working with a writer and getting the best out of the process).
Marketing / eCommerce General
SEO / SEM
- WordStream‘s blog has some great tips and how to’s on their blog
Branding & Visual Elements
Make good use of apps and tools to build up your visual library, here’s some suggestions.
Need help choosing colour schemes?
- Material Palette – My personal favourite website to select a colour palette.
- Design Seeds – This highly addictive site allows you to do a colour palette search, choose from themes, or look through a huge choice of done-for-you palettes. Also check out their Fresh Hues blog for loads of colour inspiration.
- TinEye Labs – Search for Creative Commons images on Flickr by colour, or upload your image to have the colour palette extracted.
- Start with Google Fonts, you can input a word, a line, or a paragraph of text to see how it will look in a huge range of fonts, then add your favourites to a collection to make a short list. If you find one you like, click the little “pop-out” button and you’ll be given extra options like suggested pairings for your chosen font.
- It can be hard to work out what fonts go together well, for suggested Google font pairings, check out Typespiration by Rafel Tomal.
Free Stock Images
- Try pexels.com for a compilation of many of the free stock image sites.
- One for the food writers/bloggers, try Foodie’s Feed, it can be hard to find good stock images for food posts but this one has some good stuff (some packages require a Facebook Like in order to download).
- We also have a photo stock site, with free stock photos available.
Paid Stock Images
- Duelling Pixels Photos – our great range of free and paid stock photos.
- Dollar Photo Club – great range of images with 2 simple membership options – $10/month or $99/year.
- Stocksy – high quality, more expensive images.
Mind Mapping Tools
Australian Legal Templates