— Ravi Raman (@YogiRavi) March 18, 2015
We really loved the way Ravi used high contrast colors and typography to make a bold statement with his new website, Motivated Life. From his website:
[Ravi] is a Coach, Yoga Teacher, Ironman, UltraMarathoner and Plant-Based Athlete. In a prior life, Ravi spent 14 years as a Product Strategist and Director of Marketing at Microsoft Corporation.
Ravi left his corporate career over a year ago to travel the world with his wife and two dogs. He is in the midst of designing a lifestyle that will allow him the space, freedom and income to travel the world and continue teaching and helping others to design the life of their dreams.
Here’s how Ravi uses Make to accomplish this:
Tell us a little bit about your website?
I’m a personal development blogger, endurance athlete and lifestyle coach. Motivated Life is where I write about my journey of personal growth, and share proven strategies that can help my readers to live happier lives.
Why did you pick Make & Make Plus for the website? Were you looking for specific features?
I am not a developer, but know my way around WordPress. I wanted a theme for WordPress that allowed me to quickly throw together a website that looks awesome on all types of devices, without having to pay a professional designer or web developer for support.
Make has ready-made layouts that make my blog look awesome, with a pro looking landing page layout to boot!
The text and readability of Make is also amazing. My posts really look good, without me needing to spend any time messing around with formatting.
How long did it take you to put together? What was the process like?
I put together my website in a few hours (really!). I then spent an hour here and there to customize things, update my logo, and get all the widgets setup the way I want them to.
Make and Make Plus are super easy to use.
In total, I’ve probably spent 10 hours setting up and tweaking things on my blog. However, I got everything up and running using Make Plus in about 1-2 hours. The rest was me just messing around and tweaking things over time.
Has Make & Make Plus made an impact on the web presence/business/brand?
As my site is new (just a few months old), I can’t say for sure…but I have already gotten multiple comments from people who think my site looks awesome. Can’t complain about that!
Also, compared to other themes I have used (e.g. default themes from WordPress and some other paid themes) I find that Make Plus is super easy to use and helps me create good looking content much faster – without needing to mess around with formatting. Make Plus also really does a great job being responsive and my content looks awesome on tablets and phones as well as PCs (40% of my readers view my website on a tablet or phone).
How can we follow you? Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.?
Do you use Make? Let us know on Twitter (hashtag: #iusemake). We’d love the opportunity to feature your site!