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Cape Town, South Africa One Page Love, Yo! Joined over 4 years ago
Oh man, this msg means a lot Daniel! Yeah there have been a few One Page niche competitors since then, some have dropped off, some still going. Motivation is a big one to keep going but I'm honestly fascinated with the niche:)
Thanks James, awesome to hear you have got some ideas from the collection in the past:)
Thank you Saijo! So great to hear from you:)
Cheers Karl - appreciate the message man
Cheers Joel - stoked I rolled those features out incrementally, lots of learning redesigning a site 11yrs old with 7000 posts ;P
One Page Love turns 11 (yup, eleven) next week and decided it was time to fully rebrand for the new v3 launch.
On the color side of things, the 10-year pink is out and a stronger red is in. On the typeface front, Proxima Nova Soft is out and Sofia Pro is in:
I want to write a case-study on the archive design learnings that now include longer screenshot previews. I had no idea how the smallest of grid changes can influence the browsing experience drastically. A couple of weeks ago, I silently rolled-out 4 columns at 3 different thumbnail heights. Sorta like this:
Comments started coming in "it's better, but it's exhausting". After tons of testing and analysis I discovered the user eye was doing too much work (while skimming left-right, up-down) vs the old design (and wasn't worth it even though there was now more inspiration real-estate). The solution came with a 3 column layout with only 2 different heights (small being half ratio of big) creating a clean grid that keep titles in either of 2 lines:
The title text is the real kicker here, I'll try explain in a video soon. But if the title length is two lines the title area goes up (cutting into screenshot), instead of pushing grid down:
Hope that makes sense - thought I'd share the story quick:)
Hey Shea - congrats on "the leap" and getting the Passive side of work going.
Before I tell a bit of my story, I just want to share a bit of advice quick: try diversify those passive income streams. I've learnt hard lessons going all in on certain income channels eg. an affiliate I was promoting, then they shut down the program etc. I now have several streams (that are forever changing) but it's a smarter place to be when you no longer have clients to quickly get a 50% deposit from
I took the leap a few years ago from freelance to working full time on my own website design gallery called One Page Love. It only took about 8yrs to get there (lol) after starting it in 2008. I wrote this detailed article on how I monetize the website and this video with 3 tips growing a side project if you or anyone is interested.
Based on what I've learnt growing the site and monetizing, I'm convinced I can build a great resource for a sister-site, Email Love that i'm launching this year. For fun I've also decided to document the whole process building this website in a YouTube series.
All the best with your side projects and cheers for the positive vibes kicking this thread off!
Cheers for the shout out Joel - I'm ramping things up from next week (took a little break offline after my first 6 months on YouTube to step back and reflect on the future direction of the channel) and currently editing Feedback for Coffee #002 dropping in a couple hours!
Hey Stephen - I'm going to throw in some shameless self-promo here but I've just launched my first video in a series of reviews on design tools that maybe you'd dig. This first one is perhaps a bit basic for a veteran in the industry but I do plan to mix things up on my channel. I also publish a weekly show on design and development news called Yo!
Hey DN! It's Rob from One Page Love and that weekly YouTube show called Yo!
Just want to say thanks for all the constructive feedback on my DN post back in Feb. I took everything on board, watched a zillion tutorials and feel I've improved a lot. We're on 15 episodes already!
This is my first tutorial on the channel and keen to make more. Just need to find time between the weekly Yo! shows. Any feedback appreciated. Especially on pace and backing music. Thanks in advance if you watch:)
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