AUTHOR1 class is still about designing stuff. The class was asked to design our personal website, imagining that it would be a Flash website. What I mean by design in this post is to create it using Adobe Photoshop alone. I ended up with this gray and purple design. It’s not really a design that I would actually do (since I already have my own) but for the sake of AUTHOR1, I did it nevertheless.
I’m fond of uncluttered web design. May it be an interactive or a static one. Once the user enters my portfolio website, the elements of my design (in my website) will assemble coming from the leftmost portion of the screen. For the homepage of my website, links will appear whenever the mouse hovers on the ‘blackwisteria’ text. The links: Home, About, Blog, Contact will have a purple roll over color as the link’s content will load in the right-most part of the page. For the homepage, a selection of my specialties (my works in general) will be presented in a graphical manner. The images will have a 20% opacity at first without any frills. Once the user hovers on it, a purple outline appears on it and a purple box from the left of the image will display the category title in text form. Once a category is selected, the other elements of the portfolio part will be absorbed in a mechanical (rigid way) as it makes way for the content of the chosen link.
For the inner part of the page, whenever a link is chosen form the ‘blackwisteria’ text, it turns purple to tell the user what page are they on. Most of the content will have semi-static interactive elements, and will be predominantly presented in a static content to make sure that all text or images shown in the website will have a clear view of how I work as an artist.