Almost 3 years ago I launched my web site with a vague idea where I was going. I spilled a bunch of digital paint on digital canvas and voila! A website of my own. It looked like no other and that was both good and bad. Obviously as an artist you always want to have a unique design, but I’m sure that it was often too messy and unconventional for some people. I don’t base all of my decisions solely on what others think, but it’s idiotic to ignore your visitors vibes and feedback. And in my head my site didn’t gel together. It felt like a half baked mixture of my CSS design, my WordPress blog, and my Vimeo channel.
So I’ve converted the whole site over to WordPress, and I have a much more organized and sensible structure for posts. I’m going to post my original stuff, as well as any new tutorials. I felt like 3 years with one look seems like and eternity, and revamping my look was the way to go. I wish I could take full credit for the design, but my php skills are limited so Press 75 laid out the foundation to highlight videos instead of posts and I fit the site with my color scheme and existing content.
The orange and blue colors contrast well, and the site has a very fresh feel to it. If you don’t like orange and blue you probably are just tired of losing.
Please let me know of any kinks, it’s still a work in progress but I am just going to keep the site live while I tweak.
The tutorials page was getting very sloppy. The page was scrolling down forever, and I hope to keep adding to it, so I had to do something eventually. I now made it as just a kind of menu page, and each tutorial opens in it’s own page. It might help SEO wise too, I don’t know.
I added and subtracted from my reel, some stuff needed to be off there for sure.
I should have a new tutorial ready for next week, keep your eyes peeled.
I added my website to coolhomepages.com. It’s a good reference for web designers; it provides inspiration and examples of all sorts of designs. So when you submit your site to their database and they think it’s cool, YOU WIN AN AWARD!!!!!
So yeah, my site is one of the top few hundred thousand or so web sites listed on coolhomepages.com. Yea, kinda of a big deal. In other link news, I have removed ColorPrintUSA from the blogroll because the guy who emailed me about offering me work in exchange for a link never sent me one single thing to work on.