Continuing on from yesterday…

Today’s progress has been a lot faster in terms of knowing what and where my content should go (this is only the landing page so far.. I have many more pages to create, but for now… apart from some very obvious images…  and possibly copy….) I am almost ready to design the next media query for tablets!

HURRAH!

 

Design below!

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Something I’ve not posted before…

The last couple of days I have set myself to work on my website, to re-design the whole thing and make it work with mobile and tablets as well as desktop.

Today I finally got my menu in position and the way I want it to work!

I’m kind of going for a minimal design, but more so with the character of my logo.

So, here we have a simple 3 bar menu icon designed in pure CSS (honestly, w3 schools is great for these kinds of things to teach you!)

This is the mobile view for the moment, I’m concentrating on the mobile design first to then adapt towards the larger viewports.

My logo in it’s smallest form, and some random text called ‘Hipsum’ from VS Code.

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Click on the bars and you get this drop down menu, which overlays the main content. The close button does work!

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Preparations & Freelancing

I haven’t really done an update in a while, so here’s what’s been happening this summer!

I have been dabbling in hand written typography, maybe not to a great standard but I will hopefully, with practice get better and more precise with my lettering. It’s actually quite enjoyable to do something different, which I hope to continue into the future.

I have also been preparing for the YCN Awards Ceremony, where I will be picking up my award as a winner in the competition. I am really excited as this is my first major design competition, and to win it as a 2nd year, in university is a fantastic achievement altogether! I am really proud of my self and this experience and opportunity has given me more confidence in my growing skills, as a Graphic Designer.

I have now started a new project, which will be really good experience for me. I have been commissioned by my uncle, to design a logo, some stationary and build a website for his building services and home improvements business. Having gained some experience and knowledge on a similar project at university, as an assignment, I can now apply this knowledge in professional practice! I’m also hoping to use this as an example in my portfolio to attempt to attract the eye of an identity and branding company in Guildford.

I’ll be updating this blog as I develop this project further, as is also good practice.

Website Development Update

At the moment, I am html coding my own design site, in the hope that I will be rid of the monstrosity that it is currently.

My thoughts are to keep it minimal in content with the colours in monotone for stylistic reasons and because, you can’t go wrong with black and white anyway. It’s smart, simple and doesn’t give too much away. My personality, however is full of enthusiasm, fun and the odd mad adventure. My site needs to reflect the more sophisticated (HA!) and professional side of me, which hardly gets used, being me.

Next on the agenda, is to add my skill set, a portfolio of work and probably a list of things I have designed for people. (but we’ll see!!!)

Advice is as welcome as opinions and general comments at this stage. Nothing is set in stone yet, as I am working it all out for now.

(As a side note, the colour borders will disappear for the final design, before it goes live)