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17 August 2008 @ 07:28 am
Web work, web work, and more lovely web work... :)  
YAY!! I think I've finally completed Lowe's site!! :) It's been a while since I began working on it and she's been incredibly patient through all my different drafts of ideas, designs, etc. I think it's finally ready to go live! :)

If anyone is interested, the trial site is here, on my server:


All the links work (there are no titles yet - it's just a trial site...) and the form doesn't work, everything else should be working. :)

And I've come up with a few design ideas for Brian Cole (aka Cole Ryan - his very new stage name - which has a very funny story attached to it) :) He likes darker designs and abstract patterns a lot, so I thought I'd try these designs. :)

1. http://www.shutterbug93.net/BCtrial01.html

This one is supposed to be the splash page so when you click on "actor" it goes to his acting page and when you click on "filmmaker" it goes to his production company's page :) - Personally, I love the headshot - it's waaaay hot! :)

2. http://www.shutterbug93.net/BCtrial02.html

This one is kind of growing on me - the others seem to be void of color... The empty black area below the header is for content. :)

3. http://www.shutterbug93.net/BCtrial03.html

Kinda not liking this one too much, but wanted to give him three choices right now. Not sure if the fingerspelling below his name is distracting...

Any suggestions or opinions on any of the above designs would be greatly appreciated!! I'm alway looking for ways that I can improve them. :) And as always, I rely on the great advice from my LJ friends! :) Hope you're all having a nice Sunday!! HUGS!!
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zortranazortrana on August 17th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
I like #1 very much. #2 is good, but needs a little more pizazz. Maybe try another color on the bars? #3, I don't think the finger spellings are distracting, but people might wonder why: is he deaf? Can he sign? I don't like the picture in this one as well as the other pics. He looks less warm, or approachable or something.
Anyway, there's my two cents worth!
Sheri: More web stuff...shutterbug93 on August 17th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your feedback!! :) I agree that #2 does need something more -- the fonts all seem so straight... maybe a more exciting font for the "The Official Site?" I'll try to work that - I'm glad that you pointed that out! :)

And the fingerspelling might not work so well. Brian's a deaf actor, but I wasn't too sure about using the font. And I agree, I really perfer the other photo of Brian... WOOO! ;)

Thank you again for your great feedback!! HUGS!
zortrana: Justin cheers me onzortrana on August 17th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, and on Lowe's site, I love the colors and the energy and that you have captured 3 different looks for her.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 17th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Thanks so much for looking at Lowe's site, too and for your sweet comments! Thankfully the site is ready to go live and I can concentrate on some of the others. :D
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on August 17th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
I really like the Lowe site, it gives me a feeling of a warm welcome. I stayed there for a bit to look a the pictures and I've to say she just looks great. :)

Brian Cole - it's just my feeling, I like most the second one.

Hope you too are having a nice Sunday and hugs to you, Sheri!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 18th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look, Sabine!! :) Lowe is stunning... all her photos look great, it wasn't hard at all to make the website look nice using her photos! :)

I think the second one is kind of growing on me too. I was partial to the first one because I liked that headshot the best, but the second one is growing on me more...

Thanks again for your feedback!! Hope you have a great week, Sabine!! Big HUGS to you!!! :) :)
Care: Two Thumbs Upcareleswhisper on August 18th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)
Your work is outstanding as usual! :) The first one is nice. The one thing that caught me off guard was where to click to enter and then I scrolled over actor/filmmaker (as you mentioned in the post). I really like it, but it wasn't as obvious how to navigate. I think it's cool that it has an option to go to each page though. The second one if pretty. I love the brown. The head shots are nice, but I'm not sure I'm digging the one w/him in a shirt and tie. Just me probably. :P The third one is actually kind of interesting. I actually like the finger spelling. :)

If I was to pick one, I'd probably pick the first one as long as it was more obvious as to where to click. Based on color, I'd pick the second one. I like them all though and again, beautiful work! :)

Lowe's site is absolutely stunning. The color is so inviting. :D
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 18th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Hi Carrie!! Thanks so much for taking a look at the samples and for your great feedback!! :) :) I do agree that the first one is unconventional when it comes to trying to find the links... I think instead, I will try one with either an "enter" at the bottom, or make the graphic a bit smaller and run a line of links at the bottom. :) You bring up a great point!!

And thanks for looking at Lowe's site too!! I'm so thankful that she was so patient with me while I worked on it - it's been quite a while since I've started it.

Thanks so much again for your great feedback, Carrie!! I MISS YOU!! :( Love you!!
karmastyxkarmastyx on August 19th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
I really like the first one. The third one is actually great too, but I wouldn't include the finger spelling. I think the idea of the finger spelling is cool, but draws the eye right to it, and not the content of the page. Otherwise great job.

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 19th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for taking a look, Laura and for your great feedback!! :) I think I'm partial to the first one too, just because I love headshot! :D I do think you're right about the fingerspelling font, it does draw a little too much attention away from the headshot...

Thanks so much again for your great suggestions!! :)

Hope you're well!! I miss you!! LOVE you!