Karen Kavett is becoming one of my design heroes. In her video below, she outlines the process of hiring creative types, like myself. This is extremely helpful stuff if you've never done such a thing. I wish I could make a video like this, but for now, I'll leave the vloggin up to Karen. Enjoy...
Thank you Karen Kavett! Finally I have a generally non-abrasive and intelligent way to share this with clients, colleagues and students! I'll leave the rest up to Karen...
Okay, so I'm working on my first Weebly theme for public consumption. I used Adobe Illustrator to create the art, the 960 Grid System to layout the css, and the Google Fonts API for the custom head tags.
I stress that this theme is in beta. That said, it looks a little buggy in edit mode. When you publish it, it looks sweet, though (in my humble opinion of course). This is a simple clean illustrated design. If you don't need a lot of clutter and you're not worried about custom headers, give it a try. Feel free to leave feedback for me so I can improve this.
updated as of 11:17 am... Jan 12
2011 brings with it many new challenges, including some financial hardship due to our floundering economy and various other factors. As austerity belts tighten in my household, and web clients dwindle, I was left with little ground on which to argue for maintaining a custom web hosting service for my own site.
Well, need begets innovation, and I decided to revisit Weebly, a service I often use with my Middle School students. It turns out that I had relatively little difficulty designing & developing a custom theme for my own Weebly site. This not only gives me a new home for my own site but also a new venue to keep my design skills sharp. I plan to focus some time on making Weebly themes this year to prepare for prospective clients that want a simple CMS solution and provide some new design options free to the Weebly community. You can look forward to new custom Weebly themes coming your way, via this site as the year progresses.
I've been freelancing in web & graphic design for about six years now, and I'm just starting to really figure out what's going on.