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28 December 2012 @ 01:16 pm
web design redux  
Most of you will probably not care about this. :)



I am told that the Genesis framework can support that two-column header that I want. I'm happy enough to buy the framework for somebody to work from, but I have accepted the brutal truth that I just don't want to be the one trying to make it work. In terms of things being set in stone for what I want, the two column header and the color scheme are the things not to mess with. With that in mind, the following:

My mockup for the basic shape I would like mizkit.com to have:
mizkit01

Mockup with column commentary:
mizkit01_markedup

This is fairly functional. It's not terribly pretty. I would *like* it to be prettier, ideally somehow thematically with me as a writer but anything with a sense of wonder/fun/something, I don't know. My old theme incorporated my Take A Chance comic's first splash image, and I liked that enough to keep it for years.

The body layout, which I like a lot, is borrowed from this theme, which is utterly beautiful but totally useless in terms of content delivery, with that huge flipping graphic there. I would like something like that body layout, though the focus for the above-the-fold right-hand navigation column would be like the one on CE Murphy.Net instead of recent posts, etc.

Bonus points to anybody who could incorporate my new sassy lady in an attractive and organic way.
sassy_lady

My budget is limited. I'd like to keep it around $250, but I have no idea if that's reality-based. I mean, several people have volunteered to do it for free, but I don't know if this is within anybody's free skill set :), so should I end up *hiring* someone, I don't know how badly I'm off-mark. (Probably miles, because I know what design work cost back when I was doing it, and that was a long time ago. OTOH, I really can't help my budget, so we'll see.)

What's anybody think?
 
 
 
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on December 28th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
I hate 'me too!' posts, but ... me too.
kitmizkit on December 28th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Okay, okay. Thank you all for having my back. :)

I'm sure green_knight didn't intend any offense. I suppose "people have volunteered but I don't know if this is within anybody's free skill set" could be interpreted "I don't intend to pay somebody if I can avoid it," though what I really meant was "If you're offering to work for free this may be beyond what you can easily do." I'm sure anybody who's been reading my blog as long as Green Knight has knows that it's not generally my style to expect something for nothing in creative endeavours. Or, I hope, in general...
Bryantbryant on December 28th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Sorry, green_knight!