This tutorial will show you what options you have when it comes to choosing a Design Template for your Carrot site, as well as how to select them. You can instantly build rapport and set yourself apart from other businesses in your market by branding your site visually. These key things make a massive difference when it comes to personalizing your site to set yourself apart: logo, colors, hero image, and overall site design.
1. Choose Your Theme
Carrot has 5 site designs anyone can use, and 3 premium site designs with our Premium Designs Add-On only. 8 site designs in total, does this mean 1 out of every 8 carrot sites will look the same? Not at all! Further customizations can be made once you’ve chosen your base design theme.
Below, you’ll see four home pages from different members – each home page is using the same site design, our Juniper option. However, each of these sites elicits a different response because they have inserted a custom logo, changed colors to match their brand, switched up the form’s location in the hero section, added a credibility bar, and switched the hero banner image – adding their own personality to their now unique sites!
2. Good News: There’s More Than One Design!
Now that you’ve seen how one design can be altered based on a few minor modifications, we hope you’ll be inspired by ways you can make your site stand out in your market. Below are some more examples of designs available for use.
Basic Site Customization Checklist
✅ Make sure to keep track of your customization process using the built-in checklist on your Carrot site!
We’ve listed tutorials below to walk you through each step to personalize your site. Have fun with this process and play with the designs, your logo, images, and colors. For a little additional info, check out our article on 13 ways to differentiate your site!
Here’s a quick list of tutorials that you can follow to personalize your site and build great rapport with your visitors.
- Choose a design for your site
- Upload your logo
- Update your colors to match your brand & personality
- Update the hero section, including the image and form location
- Add and update images on your pages and posts
- Add a credibility bar below your hero image to share badges, rating stars, etc
Here’s a demo of how to create some awesome new page layouts using the visual editor with our Aspen theme!