Tuesday, 27 October 2009

givin me the feedback to give to you!

Had my crit this eve on my final website...and, feedback was as kinda expected, the front page is really quite bold and then once i get into my website its jsut quite simple and black and white :S

I did expect that, i was trying to make the inner contents of my site quite smooth and maybe ive been relying on lightboxing too much that its shyed me away from experimenting further with my design, and has covered up the fact that my website is rather quite bare!

Not the best thing to hear as personally i thought it was alright but there is a huge difference between the front page and the rest of my site! There you have it i admit the rest of my website does need touching up!

MAybe if time wasnt such a huge issue with this project i could have done more, much more infact, with this website, and indeed would have liked to! but tbh im quite suprised i go it working at all!!!

As for my font selection, i stand by it because i liked the contrast between the squiggly old fashioned font i used for my logo, and would of liekd to have something similar for my headings etc.but bloody fireworks didnt have the font i wanted! so bit of a pickle there! But im happy with how the font turned out.

I think overall my fatal-flaw was that there was too much free space and the "M" on my page didnt really compare to my main site. Having a look at other peoples work i can see some other ideas that maybe i could have used and although the official project might be over im quote excited to keep working on ym website now in my own time andgetting it to a soloution that works better!

Still, i have enjoyed thsi project much more than the other two ive been working on as it was new and challenging (well okay animation is a bitch) and actually got my quite hooked on experimenting in my free time (not what animation has done so far as im lost with that!)

Signing out for now


Rationale (So far)

Really do wish I hadnt been ill all of last week with the flu and foolishly my own cooking giving me food poisoning...however, i think ive set the foundations to get my website up and working, still cant get it up on the World Wide Web however really should have got all my other portfolio work up and running, but as i have been short on time due to my own fault, I was trying to get my lightboxing u, which i failed at completly but will continue with this in my own time...

other than that im happy with how my page has turned out,. i wanted it neat and simple and have kept to that. I didnt want a site that wasnt 'me' and i think ive achieved that. 

maybe if we had of had more time i would of experimented more with the site however overall im chuffed!


Monday, 26 October 2009

hand in tomorrow worries!

been trying to get ym website up and running after a whole week of flu and food poisioning...but it wont seem to work :S anyone else having issues? tried watching video posted but for soem reason it jsut doesnt like me and wont work!
been in and out of the studio this past week and today making sure my webpage is ready to go, just dont understand lightboxing yet so its not 100% ready :( but will get the hang of it and make my website work! PROMISE!


Tuesday, 20 October 2009


Finally getting the hang of how to make pages flow into one another...basically using the index page to connect to the others...tedious but quite easy once you get everything into dreamweaver and then its just repeating yourself, over and over and over again...

...might not finish it by next week with all the other projects on the go, but already got it to flow through the pages and working...jsut need to put it onto the net...shame the video didnt work in the lesson but ill be able to watch it at home later..until then...



After much drama...ive learnt you cant just simply press the 'export' button in fireworks...remember to press export wizard and put all images into the subfolders (a simple tick of a box) otherwise it will all go haywire and your images will be Fu*ked like mine today!

ahhh relief!


Monday, 19 October 2009

Derek Kimball Website


Very interesting Layout for his website...worth taking a look


Anatomy of a Successful Graphic Design Company Website


Here you have it a 9 step checklist brought to you by Graphic Designer Brian Hoff!

Mr Fu*king Know it all!