How do I change my website design? | Breedpost Blog

How do I change my website design?

When you first start using Breedpost, your website is automatically assigned our default design. It is a beautiful simple black and white design that would look great with any breed.

When your website build commences, the focus should be on adding content (creating dogs, generating pedigrees and uploading images) as opposed to selecting a design.

Choosing your initial web design should be done once your website has some substantial content such as pages, text and images.

Because Breedpost separates content from design, changing a design is as easy as clicking a button in your administration area. You can change your web design template at anytime - every month, if that takes your fancy.

How to select and change designs

You need to be logged into your Breedpost administration area to change your design.

To change your design

  • Click on the Designs link in the navigation menu
  • Hover over your chosen design
  • Select the Select Design button

To preview a design

  • Click on the Designs link in the navigation menu
  • Hover over a design
  • Select the Quick View button

To view your design change, visit your website or click on the View Site link in the navigation menu of the Breedpost administration area.

Things to watch out for when changing your design

If you’ve already optimised your website for a particular design and then you decide to change it, there are a some things that you need to take into consideration.

Make sure to check your banner images

Because banner images need some manipulation, such as cropping, to view well in a particular design, you may need to re-edit these images.

Make sure your dogs either complement or contrast the new design

Some dog photos won’t look their best with some colour palettes. Make sure your new design complements or contrasts the colours of your dogs.

What are the benefits of changing my web design?

Over time website designs become outdated. The average lifespan of a website is around 3 years.

Technology changes and behaviour changes, so your website’s design needs to keep up with these changes.

We’re always creating news designs at Breedpost to keep up with design trends so you can update your website’s design at anytime, to keep it modern and user-friendly.

Author: Janelle

Janelle is a Breedpost Founder, ex show dog exhibitor, Corgi owner and loves to build websites. She's a content management specialist, has a Master of Information Technology and Diploma in Web Development.

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