Change is good

Change is good. It’s scary, but it’s good.

This week I finally made a decision to transfer my jewelry website from GoDaddy to HostGator. I was nervous about making this change but it had to be done. I wasn’t doing anything with my GoDaddy site other than paying for my domains and using the free web builder to make a static site that I didn’t want anyone to see.

So far, I opened (and paid for) a “baby” web hosting account with HostGator. I requested a free transfer of my domain, Jularee.com, to HostGator as well. Hopefully, that will happen quickly and without a snag.

Now to design my new site. To start my requirements are minimal.

  • A professional, attractive home page with links to my Etsy shops.
  • Links to social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  • Sign up for newsletter
  • About page
  • Contact page
  • Blog

Additional requirements for the future:

  • Store (eCommerce)
  • links to my writing site (sorely neglected – last post was in 2012!)
  • Informational pages such as jewelry care, gemstone properties, etc.
  • Informational videos (DIY?)

Should I use Dreamweaver CS6 or WordPress to design this new site? I’m leaning toward WordPress.