So it’s that time again. Where I re-design my whole website.
So it’s not quite finished but this time around I have custom fonts working AND I’ve been learning PHP… and when I say I’ve been learning PHP, I learnt how the include() function works and now I can have one header and one footer file and it’s going to make editing a lot easier.
Here’s how the design is looking so far:
I also updated my resume and PDF folio so I wanted the website to match in design.
Here’s what the site currently looks like and has looked like since 2013:
Annnnnnd here’s what it originally looked like six years ago. six years. My gosh how design has changed since then. (The whole layout is just a table)
It’s quite funny, the newest design is the most simplest yet the most code intense.
I’m still fixing the main.css page to perfect the style of the website but it’s at a stage where I’m happy and ready to fill with stuff. Currently I’m working on the game page because that has the most stuff.
I’m using fancybox to make life easy, fancybox is pretty damn awesome it can hold swf files! And other non image format files. Fancybox is also so simple to use, I love it! I don’t fully understand jquery and java enough to explain what fancybox is doing… it just makes websites so much nicer looking.
The game page is almost done, about 50%? The blue boxes are temp images to give me an idea of how things are looking. Tomorrow/today, I’ll be taking some screen shots of pyweek games I’ve worked on.
I’m not 100% sure if I’m happy with the thumbnail sizes, but I can always fix them later. I duno, the size they currently are aren’t bad, they just seem so large…
My PC had the old version of my website. So I though I’d upload the old version and the new version I’m currently working on. The new version has changed a little since this afternoon. Gosh. It’s crazy how bad the old version (pink one) looks compared to the new one (blue one).
You can also see how similar they are. Candy stripes and I’m using the same font for the title. The over-all idea is pretty much similar, with the whole categories thing going on.
Not sure if I’ve matured or I just am better as a designer now maybe both?
Gosh, I feel embarrassed about my poor colour choices in the old design.
Also while CSS has been a huge pain it’s kinda nice being able to do things I wasn’t able to do in plain HTML.
Hm. I really need a new showreel…
There has been lots of sobbing while learning CSS. The way it goes is, do something, something else fucks up.
After enough time you eventually get what you want. I’ve had to edit my cloud image a number of times, cutting it into different slices. Currently it’s made up of 11 images all neatly cut so they will fit together.
Here’s what the side looks like so far:
If you put the cursor over the “home/about/blog ect” they change colour….
This is what I’ve done in two days… TWO days. >.>