I’m intending on implementing the login next to the title on the right and then filling the boxes on the side with about info, twitter and perhaps the blog options. Also please note this is no where near finished. :D
Anyway, enough of my ramble. I would just like some advice on stylisation and where I should and shouldn’t take this design.
Thank you in advance.
Retro or Joe…as I think my site gave it away :?
I had an idea in my head but I think it would be a wise idea for me to create some form of mock-up to work from.
Due to lack of content at the moment, the designs don’t seem to come together and that’s when I’ll get frustrated and change the design completely.
I’ll use the advice given and look through some of the WordPress websites for inspiration.
What I do is have a look round, grab a few ideas and write them down, writing seems to solidifiy ideas – colours are also important to think about at this stage adobe kula is a great tool for this – then do a sketch idea of a layout, with doodles left right and centre… take as many pages as you want and refine it into something websiteish. Then after that get in Photoshop and start making that mock up :) Remeber its always evolving, it could end up in photoshop nothing like what you had in your sketch – but the sketching helped hammer out some ideas…
Then you refine your photoshop idea – start thinking about how its going to work in code (I like to do that as I design, it can save time later on) – by the end of that you should have a good mockup ready for the slice :)
Thats what I do anyway, for brand new ideas anyway … :)
Gonna get working on some ideas. If you have any recommended websites for inspiration or good blog compilations. I know there is Google but just wanted to see if anyone had any specific recommendations.