Help Artsy Forager Decide on a New Site Design!

19 Oct

Happy Friday, Artsies!  Allow me to distract you for a bit this afternoon.. Artsy Forager will soon be moving from WordPress.com to its very own domain at ArtsyForager.com.  I’ve been working on design options and think I have it narrowed down to three favorites.  Since you, my readers, are the primary users of the site, I would love to find out which design you like best!  ( Note: This isn’t a drastic redesign.  That will happen when I can pay someone else to do it.😉 ).

Option A:  

Artsy Forager site design Option A

Option B:

Artsy Forager site design Option B

Option C:

Artsy Forager site design Option C

Each option has its own set of positives and negatives, but I’d like your gut reactions to the visuals of each option.  Your input is important to me & greatly appreciated!

PS– If there are any web designers out there who’d love to help with the design in exchange for major props/free advertising on the blog, give me a shout!😉

24 Responses to “Help Artsy Forager Decide on a New Site Design!”

  1. Art Toys October 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Option A! Option A! :0)

  2. janetantepara October 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Option A. It’s more streamlined, easy to navigate and the audience doesn’t have to look around to find all the menus.

  3. Nicole October 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I like Option B.🙂

  4. Susan October 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    It’s B for me.

  5. aiupaj October 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    A

  6. Teresa Taylor October 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Option A!!

  7. vendettabella October 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    A!

  8. Maggie Winnall - Sewin Studio October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    OPtion A for me- it’s bold, bright, graphic, the black line sweeps across the page and you can find all media links.

  9. Juleah Kaliski October 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Option B. I really like the font and how the acorns are in a square. Have fun with wordpress.org there are so any great features!

  10. Richard Guest October 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Option B – I like the discretion – the identity is there, but it’s background to the content.

  11. Cinda Sherman October 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I like option B

    • Cinda Sherman October 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      Everything that Richard said was exactly my thoughts. The branding is strong and font subtle and “artsy”

  12. jenniferklecker October 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Option A!!

  13. Van October 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    C is my choice!🙂

  14. m.a.tateishi October 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I think B looks cleaner and more contemporary.

  15. Hillary tuttle October 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    B!

  16. Mike October 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    A is bolder and a little more striking. B has a simpler, more feminine feel. C says “Artsy Forager” twice which kind of distracted me. I’d go with A.

  17. felicitysymington October 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Hi Lesley, I been following your blog for sometime and love it. In answer to which design I would chose it is Option A. It has a warm and easy feeling to it. I am not sure the image U wont project. . But for friendly A is best the others are to corporate. Hope this helps and look forward to seeing you final design. God bled U and guide your final decision.
    Regards, Felicity.

  18. Karen Weihs October 20, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    I am a visual artist who lets the amazing fine art studio on line (www.faso.com) do my website design, art management and optimization etc. It is a simple solution to a complex world of art websites. They just introduced to us the Slate Orange template, which I chose for my update. Go to ww.faso.com to learn more about their wonderful biz of artist management or look at my website, http://www.karenweihs.com to gain further info on the modern/sleek “look.”

    Option A is the modern approach to your needs, esp with facebook and twitter, but I like the b/w type of option C for your logo.

  19. "The Painted Lady" October 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    You can ask a hundred people …you’ll get that many opinions!…my mind changed after reading some of the other opinions LOL
    A…for readability, and….I just liked it better.

  20. Lesley October 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Thanks, everyone, for your input!! It seems like you’re as torn as I am.😉 I’m leaning in the direction Option A with a few changes.. you’ll see the results soon!

  21. Karyl October 23, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Option A – I love it when you ask us for our advice! 🙂

    • Richard November 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

      whatever you choose, they’re all nuts. So how can you go wrong?!

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