What a day I’ve had. Today was slated for my ‘career day’ in which I kick off the day job and work on something career oriented instead. And today I messed with website ideas.
I was so ‘in the zone’ I still hadn’t had breakfast and was still in pj’s at 2pm! Gotta love those rainy days when the boy’s in school.. 😉
I’m getting ready to take the leap to wordpress but feel nervous about another designer taking over. I mean, I design… but I don’t know how to on WP, so I’m going to close my eyes and hand over the works to a pro.
BUT… that doesn’t mean I can’t offer suggestions on what I like that may even be used. Unless they laugh me outta town of course… So I played.
Goal – fun, not too serious, junky elements, very graphic, clean, casual, bright and cheery
I’m a little funny about design. What I love one minute I detest the next. So take anything you see here with a grain of salt. I may ditch it tomorrow and start all over. 🙂
I like to mess around in Pages, which is a mac based program. I simply screen shoot trials, then slide the graphics into the program from the desktop and move stuff around.
How to screen print on a mac
HOLD command, HOLD shift, SELECT 3 for entire screen or 4 to select.
So anyway, I look around the net for elements to help me get where I desire to go. So far, these are just loose drafts and should I decide to actually use them, I’ll definitely be purchasing lots of cool elements I can also add to my blog posts for fun. I’m also hunting for a look for the ebook/s too so anything purchased is money well spent.
The bulk of the vector files I create are in CorelDraw which I export to the desktop as jpg. (ie the funky junk logo)
Incidently… many of the elements I’m adding I have NO idea how to install. I just look at other blogs to see what they are capable of doing and cross my fingers what I want can happen. Kinda like decorating. 🙂
Guess what… this is the LAST post that I’ll freelance myself! Tomorrow The Nester is interviewed then it’s Your Story link party!
It’s been a pleasure friends! I hope you’ve grasped some great ideas on where to take things in your own neighbourhood.
And for the record? There so much I didn’t get done during the series. Heavy dayjob workloads and posting in the PM slowed down some progress. But there’s the rest of my life to gitter done, so that I will! I hope you’ll be hacking away at your dreams as well.
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