Thursday, June 25, 2009
Like the white borders around the images, not to sure if i would have the title of the projects in the menu or place them on the images itself. Something is not working???? Maybe the background. Black is hard to work with, maybe ill have a white background.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Dont like the font for the 1st homepage layout, to bulky in comparison to the big images. Scale the images down will be a good idea i think?!
I feel that the images are too BIG!! Im going to scale it down to see what it looks like and also going to play with the COMPOSITION of the images taking reference from the sketches i had done earlier..going to change the name for each project, not to keen on having 'studio1', 'studio2' etc...Not to sure about whether the images could have white borders? might try it out..opinions?? AND i might re-consider the image i put on the homepage from each project.
Just a few variations of gallery layouts. I want the work to be displayed in a way that it speaks for itself. Finding a layout that doesn't look cluttered or busy because I'm going for a simple look. Ill choose 2 different layouts and create mock-ups using photoshop
I've done a few sketches of what my home page layout could possibly look like. There are a few variations that could work. From there i'll choose 1 and create a mock up layout using photoshop. Emphasis on the homepage will be my name and the 4 works displayed.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This layout used is the same idea as what i was trying to portray in my drawings for step#3. Instead of having text and image within the white box i think i would rather just have 4 pieces of my works in a rectangular format with a title under each work (caption would be outside the box). When a box is clicked it goes straight to the relevant gallery.
This is a nice way to look at images by moving the cursor over the thumbnails and it will appear on the mainpage. I think want to have the thumbnail clicked rather than moving the cursor over the thumbnail. I think its more controlled! The PAGE BUILDING exercise is NOT finished yet that's why the layout looks crazy!
I tried to create something simple that I am able to create myself and is easy to navigate.
HOME PAGE: has four images of my best work from each project (1 image - studio1, 1 image - length etc). Instead of listing the project galleries on home page I decided that it will be nice to have those 4 images act as links to the project gallery that the images belong to!! could it be rollover images?. Also there will be an 'about' & 'contact' link.
ABOUT: will have a little background information about myself
GALLERY: each gallery are grouped by projects and it will consist of 5-6 images from sketchbook pages to the final product. Each gallery page will have a set menu on it so that the view can look at other projects without going back to the home page. Im not to sure if i should have my 'contact' link on each page?
CONTACT: links straight to email
Im still working and developing on my page layouts etc and i need to look at other portfolio layouts to generate ideas but the site map is pretty much how i want my portfolio to flow.
Monday, June 22, 2009
An exercise on playing with columns. I found this very helpful in terms of layout.
I know now that you should really only change fonts,colour,background on TAGS only whereas DIV TAGS are where you play around with clear/float, padding, margin etc because div tags create boxes around whatever you have linked it to and is a way to place it wherever on the page, right?
After presenting my CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT i found that I was gravitating towards 'moodboard2'. This was largely influenced by the LUAM and YOKIETRASH site. I had a few problems when creating the concept html in terms of the layout (placing columns side by side; float and clear) and the use of tags&div tags!!!!!!!!!!
MOODBOARD 2: the works that i will be showing from previous assignments will largely be colourful and busy so i decided that a black or dark background with a simple layout will work well against my work. There will be less focus on the web page itself (font,layout,etc) and more focus on my actual work which is the essetntially what is being showcased. I want the viewer to be drawn to my work in the first 5seconds. Im still working towards my layout..still in progress!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
After looking at other website layouts i found that i was getting more drawn to the minimal aesthetic rather than the bright coloured ones i previously researched!!
On the home page(image1) I like the way that when the cursor is on one of the squares it changes colour! Image 4&5 show his background story and contact details, a format i would like to play with.