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I am building a website for my local quilting guild (501c-7).   We have about 250 quilters. Many of whom are senior citizens, some of whom are tech savvy enough to appreciate this site.  Others are reluctant but willing.   Phase 1 is to help put information out there for members and to begin to build awareness of our work(some charity). 

I built a member site that requires them to create an account with login and password.  Phase 2 will enable people to pay for workshops, renew memberships, etc ($$).  The member site was access was the most challenging and still the page upon login looks lame.  I do not see any way to customize this 'side screen' and have posted this concern to the forum but no response.

I value all feedback!

thanks

Donna M

site: 

https://mango-guitar-wj2l.squarespace.com/

password to this test site:  donna

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Hi @DEVCHDM!

How fun to be in a group of quilters 🙂

There's a few simple things you can do that will help to bring the site together and make it more cohesive.
- Make sure all buttons are a few words (like, "register here" vs "all workshops, photos, supply lists and more as info becomes available")
- Create a logo for the top navigation.
- Remove the "scroll down" at the top - people are going to scroll down anyways!
- Make sure items in each section are aligned properly and aren't scattered in the section.
- Chose two contrasting fonts for the header/paragraph text.
- Decrease the space between the characters in the paragraph font.
- Replace the default Squarespace favicon with your own!
- Remove "home page" from the header - your logo/icon on the left is the link back to the home page.
- This is just a personal preference, but I would remove the text/image fading in animation as someone scrolls the page.

This post may be useful too - https://www.jessicamiller.work/blog/beginner-web-design-mistakes

Let me know if you have questions about anything.

Jessica

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On 3/19/2024 at 11:45 AM, JessicaM said:

Hi @DEVCHDM!

How fun to be in a group of quilters 🙂

There's a few simple things you can do that will help to bring the site together and make it more cohesive.
- Make sure all buttons are a few words (like, "register here" vs "all workshops, photos, supply lists and more as info becomes available")
- Create a logo for the top navigation.
- Remove the "scroll down" at the top - people are going to scroll down anyways!
- Make sure items in each section are aligned properly and aren't scattered in the section.
- Chose two contrasting fonts for the header/paragraph text.
- Decrease the space between the characters in the paragraph font.
- Replace the default Squarespace favicon with your own!
- Remove "home page" from the header - your logo/icon on the left is the link back to the home page.
- This is just a personal preference, but I would remove the text/image fading in animation as someone scrolls the page.

This post may be useful too - https://www.jessicamiller.work/blog/beginner-web-design-mistakes

Let me know if you have questions about anything.

Jessica

Agreed!
Also the "Quilts of Valor" image and "Learn More about 50 FOR 50!" are overlapping

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