Behind the scenes at Scribbble
I've been quite busy recently, working on Scribbble marketing.
In the last few days:
- I created a company blog (currently living on a subdomain but will be moved to a subfolder once the updated site is up).
- Wrote 3 articles, 2 are a bit of me having fun and the 3rd one is more SEO-focused, titled "The best blogging platform for beginners? Not your typical choices..."
For the 3rd post I had to try a few different platforms and revisit some I have already used in the past. I took screenshots of every platform to include in the write-up.
I also finished redesigning and developing (in Webflow) a new home page for Scribbble. It's a simple design with only a handful sections but hopefully it can be expanded at a later time as we add features.
You'll have to refresh the home page a few times in the next couple of days to see if it's live, I don't want to spoil the reveal.
Speaking of home pages... I wanted to record a product demo video. In my mind, it looks really good and professional. But, I am not a professional video editor so my version doesn't look as nice.
I wish I could embed the video here, but we don't have an embed HTML or a video block :( Alex, if you are reading this... I'll leave it at that 😉 (as if we don't have a million other things in mind).
How I made the video:
- Set my background as a mesh gradient background (found via Unsplash)
- Opened up Quicktime Player and used the function from the Menu to record a new screen capture.
- I recorded myself using the app in the most basic way.
- Imported the video into veed.io
- Imported additional mockups of the templates shown in the video
- Spent at least 3 hours editing everything (all for a 1 minute video!) I know... crazy.
- Initially, I used a song called "You sexy thing" by Hot Chocolate, but it was flagged for copyright violation by YouTube so I swapped it for another beat from Veed.io. The original was way better in my opinion, but sadly I could not use it.
Overall I feel good about the site even though it's a super simple one-pager. We're going to use Scribbble itself as our blogging platform and I will publish directly from my Mac (how cool is that?!)
Of course, for multiple users it may get tricky, I am not sure how we're going to approach that yet.
We also discussed the company blog theme (going with another one I designed that had good feedback on Twitter).
So far I have about 6 or 7 theme starter designs which need additional work to become fully designed themes.
Once the new site is up I plan on doing a bit of an announcement on Twitter.