June 19, 2008

Work page rebuilt & another demo

Work Page overviewTest Design 26

I’ve been long­ing to fix my port­fo­lio page for over a year. It need­ed lov­ing. So I got around to it, and put anoth­er test/demo site togeth­er as well.

The port­fo­lio feels a lot more “client ori­ent­ed” now, with direct state­ment, bul­let points, ignor­able prose text and a lighter, more invit­ing colour scheme. The image pre­views have been enlarged and descrip­tions trimmed. I’m still think­ing of ways to reduce the redun­dant standards/accessibility state­ment after each description.

There’s more work to be includ­ed, includ­ing logos I cre­at­ed for a com­pa­ny launch­ing soon. Those should be up with­in the next week.

Test Design 26 is a demo I built in a few hours. I’d been look­ing through some old, unused designs and fig­ured I might play with a bor­der style in Pho­to­shop. Then I got dis­tract­ed with mak­ing a non-stan­dard foot­er to cap the con­tent. Then a large nav, a bit of colour and style pol­ish for Webkit and Opera.

Feed­back on either is always appreciated. :)

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Great quote from The Chica­go Sun Times on how the con­ser­v­a­tive media is por­tray­ing Michelle Oba­ma as angry and bitter:

Suc­cess­ful black women don’t have to walk around grin­ning all the time to assure white peo­ple that they are hap­py they aren’t on food stamps.

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June 4, 2008

Bits and pieces, Sans & Serif

Sans & Serif Test Page

Just a cou­ple of lit­tle things:

  • A friend men­tioned my gallery was bust­ed, so I final­ly fixed it
  • I built anoth­er test page (Sans & Serif) linked to from my work page

Before any French speak­ers come after me with flam­ing pitch­forks, yes, I’m aware that name does­n’t make gram­mat­i­cal sense. :)

Feed­back on the design is wel­come, and as usu­al, great­ly appre­ci­at­ed. I still have to find the per­fect image to bal­ance the right-hand side.

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