This blog post is inspired by a story about a mother and child traveling to a family reunion in New York City. While in NYC, the mother and child spent a lot of time trying to connect with other people and figuring out where to eat. They tried to find a book store and other book lovers in a busy city. As they were looking for a place to eat, they noticed a table at the corner of a street. It had a sign out front “Restaurant”.
The idea of getting a new site is an interesting one for both of us because it tells us something about our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions. But if you’re a newbie to site-building, the idea of getting the site from a previous site is fantastic.
The trick then is to figure out what you like to eat to eat and figure out where you like to eat at. When I was working for a startup, we used to do this for all our new sites. So the first thing to do would be to figure out a theme. Then we’d figure out which area of the site we like to eat in and figure out where the site would be in that area.
For example, I like Thai food. I like Thai food, I like Thai food, I like Thai food! This makes me think of the site-builder we use at my job, who makes it part of their process to figure out what they want to do next.
I think the site-builder uses a similar process, and that’s one of the reasons I think it’s cool. It uses a number of data points to figure out what your site needs to do next. By starting with a theme, you can figure out how to make your site perform well in a certain market and then by making sure that your site is in that market.
I love this process because it makes me know what my site needs to do next. I can figure out what I want to do next even if I’m not sure if it will work. This is why I am glad I don’t have to figure out this stuff by myself.
I think this is what I have been doing the most on this blog. I started out by building themes, then by putting them in my website. Then by linking my website to my theme. Now I am using data points. So now I know what my site needs to do next. If I am going to go ahead and do stuff, I can figure it out.
All of this has been done before with my own design, so I will be going back to my old design. But I am curious about how you use data points.
Personally I use them for my site design. I’m thinking that I might do a blog where I explain how to use this stuff, and what I think it can do for my blog.
I think you are onto something here. The idea that data points are actually a good thing is something that most designers are not very familiar with. I’m not a designer, but I’ve been designing websites for a long time, and I’ve made a few tweaks to website designs, but I’ve never really looked at data points.