Waynestainrook.com conference update

My conference with Dr. Wolff on my website design went pretty well. He seemed to like where my ideas were heading, and he offered me some helpful hints for making my vision for my page a reality.

 

There’s a whole lot I need to figure out before the project due date. First, I want to house my content in white, with a colored border around it. Trouble is, I’m not sure what color would be best. At the moment, I have this awful salmon/beige color that just isn’t working. I’m going to take Dr. Wolff’s advice and check out the CSS files of sites I enjoy to get some ideas for color schemes.

 

I’m conflicted about having pieces of my work as the content for my page because it seems redundant with a link to my blog in my navigation. On the flip side, I wouldn’t know what else to put there. I originally wanted to have separate boxes for previews of my work that linked to the full pieces. When the window shrunk to 768 pixels or fewer, the boxes would display one on top of the other. I’m still aiming for this goal, but part of me wants to scrap the idea and start over.

 

My main banner is a big silly mess. I can figure out something better than what I have now. When the window shrinks, my name gets cut off. It’s wonky. My footer for validation is absolutely positioned, so it runs over everything else on the page when the window adjusts. No bueno. And I still need to find a way to make my white container for my content stretch vertically. I have a lot of work to do.

 

I am pleased with my grade for the first assignment; my coding was solid and correct (minus some extraneous selectors). Now, with this second assignment, I’m holding myself to a higher standard of coding. I want to improve my site and my own abilities, but I have obstacles to overcome. For one, the accessibility readings have disappeared from my brain since reading them weeks ago, so I need to familiarize myself with those. I’m going to use this week off to tweak my site, so keep checking waynestainrook.com.

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2 responses to “Waynestainrook.com conference update

  1. Wayne –

    First off, I thought the conferences were extremely helpful as well. It was nice to have some one-on-one time with Professor Wolff, with the website, html and css codes all up and ability to go into our accounts and change things if needed. We’ve all come a long way since our first resume page/website. As for your website right now, I definitely think you have something going. I like the idea of the boxes,, I think the boxes show growth in your skills and you’re taking a risk to do something different/advanced. The banner, you can work on – maybe something bigger, something centered. And don’t worry too much about color, the beige isn’t too bad, but the softer the colors, the better if you’re working with white as your “primary” design scheme.

  2. I just took a look at your website and it looks much better than the last time I saw it, so great job with that! As for colors and designs, think about patterns. What colors are used frequently with video games on the packaging or the websites or even the consoles? For my website I chose to use a lot of blue because a lot of websites for blogging and social media (think twitter, facebook, etc.) use blue so it seemed like it matched the overall theme.

    Nice work with the boxes! This is the main thing I’m struggling with but it definitely looks like one of your strengths!

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