Introduction to a new category
I’ve been very busy under the hood of this blog (see also this post). Weeding out tons of bad links has the advantage of digging deeper into your old stuff. I came across my post Indexhibit (1) – Eric Ku. In the meantime I have seen a very interesting series of articles on Core77: about how 2 young New York City based designers had set up their business with huge success. They stressed the importance of starting with a professional web appearance while they were still prototyping in a shed. I’ll refer to those later. The main conclusion is that designers need to have guidance with their web presence. They may be decent designers, but they have to sell in order to be able to do what they want to do: creating wonderful design. Also while blogging, I’ve seen numerous bad designed sites and bad webdesign practices (PUT FLASH IN THE WASTEBASKET!) both from designers and from professional manufacturers and distributors. All while there is a very simple tool: Indexhibit. Also for me the Indexhibit community is a good source for new stuff. The conclusion is that before I write a page, and later maybe a book about good web practice for chair designers, I’ll start with a new category Indexhibit, just to make the readers aware what you can do with this simple tool. I migh start builing a site to see how easy or difficult it is. Off course there are other ways and solutions like for instance WordPress, but they (may) come in future posts.
As a sequel I’ve reactivated Chair Blog | Tumblr to be able to quickly make scraps of inter alia my new Indexhibit finds.
About Ori Yekutiel:
Designer, Artist, Craftsman. Born in 1981. Resides in Israel. In 2010 graduated with honors his studies of Industrial Design at the Bezalel’s Academy of Art & Design. Ori’s work is inspired by nature. From nature, he says, we can learn patience, modesty and how to find the harmony between functionality and beauty. It is not uncommon for “mistakes” to happened during the process of creation. These mistakes can became a source of inspiration and a turning point in the development of the project, that’s why one should keep his eyes end mind wide open to Seize such opportunities.
About Ori’s website
I believe Ori’s website is a good example of how you can present yourself in a professional way with very good photography. Navigation could be addressed a bit more precise.