Sunday, 17 March 2013

Building a Website

This is not my favourite part of the job. I love making soap. I truly love it. From melting my oils and mixing my lye solution to blending my scents and adding my colourants, I love every step. Labeling and packaging are not even particularly obnoxious chores. The design aspect of these ongoing, interconnected projects is a therapeutic process that I delve into when I am either too tired or too sick to soap. Building my website is considerably less therapeutic.

There are so many steps to it and I can often find myself a little overwhelmed. The big step I need to get on with is stock photography. I have the stock, not all of it, but much of it made, cured and waiting. I can't list the stock for sale without pictures, etc. Really, I need to get on with this. But I am still experimenting with just what I want my photos to look like, their core elements, etc. There is just enough of a perfectionist in me to say that we aren't there yet. The photos are not quite right.

The rain has abated for the most part these last few days. It's time to settle the photos and stock the website. Let's see if I can get this all done by the end of the week.

This is one of my experiments. Forgive the quality, it was photographed on my kitchen table at  8pm. The same layout but under natural light will be better.

The soap in question will either be known as Dew or Wet Grass and I made it last night. In any case I haven't decided on the name just yet.

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