How, exactly, does one tell a story with their web design? And how can that possibly have anything to do with a website’s success? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this edition of Divi Nation as guest host Melissa Love and our host Nathan B. Weller explore the topic of Storytelling Design.
- 1 Divi Nation Episode 03: Storytelling Design featuring Melissa Love
- 2 This Week in WordPress 02
- 3 Melissa Love on Storytelling Design
- 4 How to Plan & Execute Long-Form Content for Building with WordPress and Divi
- 5 Divi Site Makeover 01 (Call for Submissions)
- 6 Reminder: Last Chance to Enter the Divi Footer Design Challenge
- 7 Production Notes
- 8 Want To Star In The Show?
Divi Nation Episode 03: Storytelling Design featuring Melissa Love
In this episode of Divi Nation, the official Divi podcast, we hear the story of Melissa Love of TheDesignSpace.Co, a web designer and photographer out of the UK who uses Divi to create beautiful, high profile websites for photographers. We also talk about something called Storytelling Design and how its principles can guide you in crafting memorable web experiences from client sites to custom long-form content.
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This Week in WordPress 02
This week in WordPress Melissa and I talk about three really interesting articles that delve into neuroscience, content experiences, and whether or not we’ll all be blogging on Facebook in the near future.
Articles We Discussed:
- How Neuroscientist Michael Grybko Defines Storytelling
- How to Create Effective Content Experiences
- Is Facebook Trying to Knock Out Blogging Platforms Medium, WordPress With Notes?
Melissa Love on Storytelling Design
In this video Melissa shares her design background and gets extremely practical about how she uses Storytelling Design in all of her web design projects. She even helps to illustrate her ideas by walking me through a brand new website she’s built with Divi 2.4+.
How to Plan & Execute Long-Form Content for Building with WordPress and Divi
We’ve been talking a lot lately about what is now possible with Divi in terms of custom long-form content–and the potential is huge. However, what we haven’t talked about–until now–is everything you need to do before building your story in Divi in order for it to be a success. So if you’re interested in creating the next jaw dropping interactive web story, this is the video for you.
Tools & Resources Mentioned:
- The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
- Story by Robert McKee
- Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Divi Site Makeover 01 (Call for Submissions)
With the launch of Divi 2.5 there is very little the average WordPress user can’t do. So I thought it might be the perfect time to make a call for our first ever Divi Site Makeover.
The concept is very simple. Take a before screenshot of your website or a client website running a different theme. Re-design with Divi, take another screenshot, and submit both images (plus a link) for review. If you are looking for an easy way to take website screenshots, check out this guide on how to automatically take browser screenshots and display them in WordPress.
In a month’s time we’ll show off our favorites on the podcast and here at the blog.
Submit your Divi Site Makeover to podcast[at]elegantthemes.com with the subject line DIVI SITE MAKEOVER SUBMISSION.
Thursday of this week is the absolute latest we are accepting submissions for the Divi Footer Design Challenge. So if you’d like a website you’re working on to be featured in both the Divi Nation Podcast and on the Elegant Themes blog, now is the time to send in that submission.
Submit your Divi Footer Design to podcast[at]elegantthemes.com with the subject line DIVI FOOTER DESIGN CHALLENGE.
Not a lot to report this week. The production process and tools used were all the same as in the previous two episodes. However, if you have any production questions please feel free to ask them in the comments section.
Want To Star In The Show?
We are looking for Divi enthusiasts to co-host Divi Nation each week. If you are interested in sharing your experience with the Divi community, be sure to submit your application below so that we can get in touch! We can’t wait to hear from you.