The main ideas to adhere to when designing a website are economy and consistency. Economy and consistency are both core tenets in all aspects of business and design. One of the ways I strive to achieve them both is by centralizing my processes. This helps to make building websites fast, or economical, while keeping the visual design consistent. In layman’s terms, you set site-wide rules and then decide if and when to break them on the page.
With that in mind, this project has three main places where styles are changed:
- The Global/Site-Wide Styles are managed with Avada’s Theme Options. These mostly include colors, fonts and spacing.
- The are some Global Styles that we can override locally on a page or post using Fusion Page Options.
- There are Repeating Elements, Columns, Containers and Page Types that are centrally managed using the Fusion Library.
In this section we jump in to the theme options and tweak the settings so that it better reflects your brand. This includes importing styles to overwrite the default theme styles. This is a shortcut designed to skip a lot of repetitive work plus it gets you to a place where the changes that we do make have context. Those changes include changing the logo and favicon, setting your default color palette, changing the fonts, and linking the social media accounts.
You are encouraged to explore the theme options but be aware that some of the changes you make might not be immediately evident.