Hey there! I totally understand that you might be getting overwhelmed by design - I feel the same way a lot of the time. Just try to break the problem down into pieces like you would with coding! I’ll show you an example of what I mean…
One resource I’m starting to like is Patterntap. It’s basically a place where designers show screenshots of page layouts they’ve designed and it can be helpful in trying to figure out the placement of things. How I would use this for your page:
- Visit the link and, under the Type dropdown, select Services Page. You’re doing this because you want to see how designers have organized pages with a few different category options.
- Browse the results and try to get some ideas about what makes these look good.
You’ll see that a lot of these pages have a centered, bold header instead of a large image as the header. From that observation, I might choose to remove the images of the plastic baskets from the page you made and just keep the header text that says Categories.
Then, look at the text people use for their category names. Usually, it’s bold, large, or has a very distinct color that sticks out from the background page so that people know exactly what the logo/picture represents. One thing I learned from the book Don’t Make Me Think is that, in general, website users generally muddle around pages not reading much of anything, getting lost and frustrated along the way. You want to make it very easy for them to navigate the categories. (It’s a fantastic book BTW - really helps you take your site usability to the next level so pick it up if you can.)
I’d probably go for a white background on this page and see if I could find icons that fit with the categories, and to make the text really stick out. Try using the site Vecteezy to see if you can find some simple icons that fit with the categories.
For example, search ‘water’ to look for an icon set with something that could be used for the water storage solutions category. (The icons can be separated out and resized in Photoshop or Illustrator, give it a try!) You could use this set for the environmental and green solutions icon.
Those are just a couple of my thoughts. Let me know if you have any more questions.