Lots of progress has been made this week. Here is a summary in lil digestible sections.
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FONTS: Unlike my previous assignment I am excited about using different fonts to enhance the page because this is a stylistic element of greeting card / craft sites. I have spent a lot of time searching the web and decided to use a selection of the following fonts: Coming Soon (a handwritten like font, perhaps for headings), Pacifico (a heavily cursive font – for the site title only), Handlee (somewhat handwritten, less obviously, perhaps for headings), and BeeZee (a simple sans serif, easy to read font for body text and links). I also want to create title headers using different fonts and shapes.
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COLOR SCHEME: I eye-drop picked a color from one of the pictures I took and am using and then used an online color wheel thing to find a complementary color and am very happy with the result. (They don’t look like such appealing colors by themselves but when combined with images they look pleasantly visually appealing).
I have decided to use shades of green and pink as the main colors, with a white simple textured background for the main content area and black text.
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HEADERS: For my pages I have decided to create a ‘logo’ type thing for each page using different fonts and shapes to place on top of the main page header image. Unfortunately this has taken a lot longer than I expected because I am a perfectionist and don’t want them to look gross. Below is how the ‘title logo’ for the landing / home page has come to it’s current state (placed on my mock up). I created the image in illustrator and have been experimenting with a range of fonts, as well as adding a very faint background texture, and playing with background opacities. (The final image has since changed slightly as I made the top sentence a larger font).
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MOCK UPS: I have completed my pencil mock ups. (I decided to get rid of the ‘join’ page and instead create a ‘project specific’ page). (Please ignore the misspelling of gallery. I am ashamed but not so much so to re edit the picture).
I have also begun to move from my pencil sketches onto photoshop mock ups. Here is what they look like so far (menu and page specific header sections only completed so far). Next to each other it looks busy and cluttered but it won’t look like that when they’re individual pages. This is just so that it doesn’t take up a huge amount of room on the post.
That’s all. Feedback appreciated. Happy Friday.