As I delve further into web design, I’ve been learning more about the ‘design’ aspect. I have always loved graphic design – branding, logos, posters, and more – but I never really thought about how this applied to my own site.
Lately, I’ve been streamlining my new content with colors and fonts. I even created new business cards using the banner fonts ‘Yellow Jacket‘ and Futura:
I’ve been creating ‘freelance’ documents using a nice, pale purple color and the Futura font, and thought, ‘wouldn’t it be nice if my site matched throughout?’ I also thought it would be nice to have a project index that doesn’t force you to click several times to get from one project to the next.
First, I found a new design that utilizes an index page; project links remain at the bottom of the screen, even when viewing a project at top. I then made a list of the fonts and colors I’ve been using – black, white, grey, and pale purple. I also like salmon, so I added that to the list, along with the fonts ‘Yellow Jacket’ and ‘Futura.’
But I wouldn’t have had any direction if I hadn’t been searching through Pinterest last week for various graphic designers and free fonts for my new site ‘Meeting In The Media,’ which now has its own Pinterest account for design-related items.
In my recent quests, I came across www.juneletters.com, a website for the work of graphic designer Jessica Levitz. She has a fantastic style, and her work is perfection! I loved her site’s ease of use, and quite specifically, the ‘welcome‘ page on her site. With her website and great style in mind, I reworked my own website. It’s a bit more simplistic and still delivers the same information.
Check out this screenshot from the ‘Home’ page of my previous site layout: