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mood board!

This is my mood board for a new website design for my blog!!

I tried out different typefaces for my name (Minion Pro, Glasket, Honey Script, Geneva, Franklin Gothic Book, and Lucidity) but couldn’t decide on a favorite. I think I like Minion Pro the best for it though!

I also was thinking about what background color I want the site to be. Nothing too colorful because I don’t want to take away from the pieces I will be showcasing on my blog, so I tried out white, a grey and black. I think I like the grey the best.

As for color schemes, I wanted a muted palette, with lots of cool (as opposed to warm) colors. (Even though there are a few warm colors in there)

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I watched several tutorials in regards to coding and worked side-by-side with them to try and figure out how coding really works.

After I kind of got the hang of it, I began working with coding on my own with my own website. After a little fooling around, I managed to get this:

It’s not close to being finished, but I think its a good start!!

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Mock Ups of Website

This was one of the first designs I made for my website layout. I made the tree in Adobe Illustrator and I really liked it so I was trying to incorporate that into my layout…to no avail. I didn’t use this layout because I just didn’t like how it looked. The background scenery is kind of pretty but not for a blog website and the colorful tree (which I was going to clean up) would have been too loud in regard to the projects I would post.

This is the second website design I created that I decided wouldn’t work. I was still trying to incorporate the tree into the layout, but this time just using the roots. I liked it a lot but in critique everyone agreed that it would be too much for a blog site and it would probably be very difficult to code into css. So I scrapped this design and moved onto my final one.

This is my final draft for my website design. I decided to go with a much less flashy look so that the website didn’t take attention away from what I’m actually trying to show.

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