Just a quick screenshot for now. I'm off to Vegas for the WPPI convention, where we are introducing abrand new JulesCafe.com.
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Yesterday I put up a new splash page for wedding photographer, Jules Bianchi. We worked together on the look as she had an existing site and blog that the page needed to match and she had a very specific idea of what it should look like. Here is a screen capture of the new page: And the old one: (click for a larger view) It gave me a chance to use a new technique I had read about using "CSS Sprites". I have to thank A List Apart, a site full of amazing resources and how-to's which talked about this technique. Here is a link to their great Tutorial on CSS Sprites. I will post a more technical version of how I tweaked their code to work for this situation later, but here is a quick explanation: Normally to create all the rollover buttons on the page, eight separate images would be used and the old
Company Cafe wanted a basic informational site but needed a look that matched their business. They offer quality food service in corporate environments. So I tried to balance a color scheme that I thought would work well for a cafe with a clean, crisp layout that I might use for a more corporate setting. I also knew I wanted to use a dark solid background to bring out the colors in the pictures they sent me. They needed a custom logo and this is what I cam up with, just a simple cursive font with some buildings in the background made to fit into the header at the top of the page... They also wanted a splash page with a movie that would act as a little teaser for their company and what they do. They had some pictures and a script with the words they wanted to say, I just had
I had a nice surprise in my inbox today. Apparently Five Day DVD is a featured design on We Love WP (WeLoveWP.com) - a site that showcases custom Wordpress sites. Only a few days ago, I found the site and browsed all the amazing work on there, getting inspiration and ideas for my own designs. They had a section where you could submit your own site, let them know about it and if they like it, they would include it on their page. Well, I guess they did, because here it is: Five Day DVD was my first go at Wordpress and to have it noticed on a site like this means a lot. It took me so long to get it to look like it does! I have big plans for a new site which I plan to do all in Wordpress. Plus - I am working on my first custom theme, built from
I launched a new website in beta today - www.headshotsandreels.com. It is still a work in progress, and for now is just the single page with a simple description and a form to send an email. I will be adding some functionality to the form tonight and working on the rest of the site when I can fit it in. So, if you know any actors looking for a website - send them on over.
The first two Y9 Construction sites are finally finished. I had posted a couple couple screen captures before of early versions and the Kitchen site was still only one page. They are both filled out into full sites now, with all the images added. Check them out: Y9 Electric Y9 Kitchen Remodeling
On Friday, I finished a new site design for Cookin With Lenny. In addition to gourmet production catering for TV and film productions, Chef Leonard Bent (aka Lenny), has been the on air chef for years on Good Day LA for Labor Day and Fourth of July shows, featuring his newest recipes. He asked me to redesign his site and I wanted to get it up before his Fourth of July appearance. The site has lots of great recipes and some Step-by-Step Recipe Videos to cook along with which were pretty much hidden in the old site. Some time soon, we will be shooting and adding lots of new Step-by-Step Recipe Videos and a few other surprises. It is still somewhat of a work in progress, with a lot of work to do on updating the old database and old CMS system which currently have some issues. Here is a shot of the
After a couple major overhauls, I have settled on a look and site structure I am pretty happy with. Five Day DVD Site Five Day DVD grew out my consultant wok with the American Film Institute and several local high schools. I ended up developing a fairly comprehensive training program based on teaching beginners everything they need to complete a large DVD yearbook project over the course of a five day workshop. Five Day DVD, was created with Wordpress, a great blog system that allows some pretty complex customization.