- What it is
- Who I am - maybe these two are the same
- Previous Events + pics/videos
- Future Events + booking
- Book the GNRR (for festivals, cafes, venues, universities etc.)
- Reviews - pics, articles, blog posts
- Links - Storygraph, Newsletter sign up, Insta, FB
Some of the above could be on every page:
- FB and Insta are in the footer already
- Sign up could be in the footer too. Maybe have a double footer.
- Storygraph link should go in the About GNRR section
Could the main headings be:
- what? the about section, reviews
- when? future events and booking
- where? - this really belongs with when
- who? the about Gabi section, contact form
- how? the signup newsletter AND how an event works
simple to understand or is this more confusing? Where would Book the GNRR go?
Based on the above sections the site could be split into different pages and sections (collections of pages).
- Front page
- GNRR with..
- Storygraph link (trouble is this takes people off the website. Open a new tab? )
- Links to press, About Gabi
- Future/Next events
- Newsletter sign up
- Previous events page or section
- Reviews page or section
- The footer could include:
- Newsletter sign up
- FB and Instagram links
- contact form
Some random thoughts about the site…
Because graphic comics are visual it need to reflect that. Could use either:
- a graphic/cartoon from and existing artist. Could maybe get this for free. DeviantArt, Behance etc.?
- a custom drawing
- a single image like Fritula.hr, superhero.js
- a series of cartoons to show what GNRR is and is about. Examples: So Below. This could illustrate:
- Sheffield, where GNRR is
- What goes on - cartoon depiction of a typical reading room
- Gabi, who, what, why
- When it started
- An amalgam of cartoon characters like on MailChimp or Passweird that would illustrate the kinds of graphic novels GNRR has.
Other sites for ideas:
Mailchimp A record IP address
Chose fonts from Google. Neucha is the font for the main body of text.
Sunday could be / was used for headings (same font used in Instagram fonts) but there WAS a problem with letter ‘b’ not showing up. As long as lowercase letters are used the letter ‘B’ is fine.
The alternative heading font is Amatic SC which comes in two different weights: 400 and 700 (ie. regular and bold). It’s all caps though lowercase letters are slightly smaller. This is a nice font but possibly too similar to Neucha: both are sans-serif and of a very similar weight. The Sunday font is heavier and has serifs thus providing more contrast with the body font Neucha.
- Neucha’, cursive;
- Architects Daughter: slightly angular, light side of medium weight
- Nanum Pen Script’: bit too hard to read
- Gloria Hallelujah
Tried several other fonts:
- Hekran - nice balance between hand made and quirky AND legibility. Works well at smaller sizes.
- Duality - not bad but a bit on the heavy side and some letters seem to appear bold.
- Neucha - nice font but maybe a little too childish.
- Handwriting Script
- Coming Soon - font used on Instagram