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01 May 2005 @ 01:50 am
I can't believe it's almost 2am and I'm still up... :P  
I've been spending most of the night trying to re-design Kevin's site using his "approved" headshots. I know it has to get done, but I haven't been feeling too creative lately and didn't want to just slap something together... I finally came up with a couple of pages (which are VERY simple in design - due to my lack of creativity today) :P The pages themselves aren't completely done yet - most of the links aren't set up and none of the forms work - they're basically shells of the front pages just so I can show Kevin. And admittedly they aren't THAT different from each other, but I plan to try to come up with a completely different design once he gets his new headshots taken... (and when that will be, I really don't know since he just HATES taking photos!)

In any case, here's where I ask my HUGE favor - if possible, I would be so grateful if you could let me know which one you prefer. I've emailed Kevin to ask for his input, but it would be really helpful to get more opinions before I work on trying to transfer all one hundred pages of the site over (it scares me to even think about it) :P I know both versions are not the greatest, but I just need something to hold the site over until Kevin takes his new headshots. Thanks so much in advance if you could. :)

My first attempt

My second attempt

Hope you all have a good evening. I'm off to crawl into bed. :P

Edited to add: For some reason my friends' page isn't showing up and it just keeps trying to load, but I can't read anyone's entries... I'm sorry if I haven't commented on something that you've written tonight, hopefully my friends' page will be back to normal tomorrow...
 
 
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Current Music: "Sail Away" - still in my head! ;)
 
 
 
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on May 1st, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
To my eyes, they are roughly equivalent, with a slight preference to the first.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment - I was a little partial to the first one myself - though I do agree that they're very similar.
curlybear on May 1st, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
I like them both but I think the first one if I had to choose one.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, Laura. I'm going to miss you around here! :(
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
Re: just my two cents....
You bring up an excellent point, Kayla. :) I agree that the headshot in the second one looks friendlier and more is more fitting for a "fan site". Maybe I'll work with the colors in the second one a bit more and see if Kevin likes it. :D Thanks so much for your comments, Kayla!
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Re: just my two cents.... - shutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sabinesabine10 on May 1st, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
All in all I prefer a bit the first one. What I like more from your second attempt is that e. g. "www.kevinearley.com" is lighter, what is easier for my eyes. But that just could be because of my screen, I know that my screen is relative dark (unfortunately, it's impossible to change that) - there is some difference between the screen at work and here at home.

That thing with the friends page happened to me too more often during the last time. I thought it would happen because of my computer. Whatever the reason was - I definitely don't like it.

*Hugs* to you, Sheri. And I hope that you have a nice Sunday.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your opinion, Sabine! :D I've changed the font colors in the first one a bit to be a little better on the eyes and I've made the link color a little lighter and easier to see. :)

And I'm not sure what happened to my friends' page - it just keeps loading the page halfway with error messages and then the page disappears again. It's okay now, but I still can't access the posts from the other night. :P Very strange. :P

Hope you've had a nice Sunday as well, Sabine. *HUGS*
chandra on May 1st, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
short and sweet...

Second one.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
Re: short and sweet...
Thanks for taking a look, Chandra! :D
Meredythbroadway_rose on May 1st, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
Oh man Sheri those are both AMAZING web pages... and you call them "attempts". You're so good. But if I had to choose I would go with the second because I like that the colors are a little lighter.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:46 am (UTC)
Awww, Meredyth - you're SO sweet! :) Thanks for your comments and for taking a look at the pages. :) I do prefer lighter colors on a webpage too. Thanks again for your opinions, they really mean a lot to me. :D

Edited because I was having major problems with typos! :P *HUGS*
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comments, Kristen. :) The second one is beginning to grow on me - I'll have to make a few changes to it and see which one Kevin ultimately prefers. :)

It's so odd, but my friends' page is fine now, except when I try to go back and load the previous days worth of entries. :P For some reason that still won't load at all.. :P Thankfully I'm able to see todays entries, though. :D

Thanks so much again for your comments. *HUGS*
Expresso Maniacexpressomaniac on May 1st, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
ooooh boy, it's hard to choose because they're both great!! I really like the 2nd picture tho!
Sheri: Kevin 2001 headshotshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much, Andrea! :D I do like the smiling Kevin photo too! :D I've always told him that he should smile more in photos. :D Thanks for taking a look! :D
the artist formerly known asnikki42 on May 1st, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
I like the second one better.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
Thanks Nikki - the second one is beginning to grow on me... I'd initially preferred the first one, but dark backgrounds are so hard on the eyes sometimes and Kevin looks great smiling. :) Thanks for your comment.
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on May 1st, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Both are awesome! But since you asked for opinions... :D

I like the picture of Kevin and colors used in the second more. What I like more in the first is the vertical link list next to Kevin's headshot and I kind of like the font more because it's easier for me to read than the second.

You are very talented!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Rita! :D

You bring up a good point about the font in the second menu - I didn't really care for it myself - you're right, it is kind of hard to read. I was thinking about trying to re-do the menu for the second one possibly in a more straight-forward font.

Thanks so much for taking a look and for your comments, Rita! It really meant a lot to me! :D
the36thchamber on May 1st, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
Ya know, i really like both for some some reason the second one grabs me more than the first...let us kow what you decide, you're fine either way.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks for your opinion, Doug. :) The second one is beginning to grow on me a little more. Maybe I'll fool around with the background color a bit and the font in the menu a bit. :) Thanks for taking a look and for your comments, Doug. :D
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: ted visits rodaudienceawaits on May 1st, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
I think I like the second one more. I like the lighter colours and the position of the 'menu' links.
They're both awesome though!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look, Gill! :) I think the more I look at them, the more the second one is growing on me. Initially I didn't want to use that headshot since it's the one that's on the .Com site, but it does seem to fit a "fan site" more and I've always liked lighter backgrounds on websites - it's easier on the eyes. Thanks so much for your comments. :)
karen: dirty rotten scoundrels pigtailswakedistracted on May 1st, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
They are both really nice, but I like the second one the tiniest bit better. I like the colours, and the picture of him at the top. They're both nice, though! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 06:00 am (UTC)
Thanks Karen! :) I am beginning to warm up to the second one as well. :) I think I'll try to fool around with the font on the menu a bit and send the link to Kevin. :) Thanks so much for taking a look and for your opinion! :D
lindasings on May 1st, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
I like the first one way more! Like the the layout a lot and the colors -- but mostly I prefer this photo. To me, he looks about 12 years old in the other.
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
Linda!! Thanks for taking a look at the pages! :) I initially favored the first one myself. :) And though I like the other photo too, it's the one that's on the .Com site, so I wasn't too sure that I wanted to use it (even though I do like it). Thanks for your comment! I'll see you in about two weeks. :D
Carecareleswhisper on May 1st, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Both look very nice. I like the color scheme of the second one a bit more.
Sheri: Kevin 2001 headshotshutterbug93 on May 2nd, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for taking a look and for your comments, Carrie. :) I think I may be warming up a little to the second one too. At first I didn't want to use the smiling headshot because it's the one that's on the .Com site, but Kevin does look great in it... :)