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December 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm #41328
Hello everyone. I am currently finishing up the last day of my Mobile Media Design 1 class at Full Sail University which centers around using Photoshop to construct desktop and mobile design applications for the web. I am just not getting out of the class what I had hoped to and really struggling with developing actual designs with ideas that I have.
I’m trying to develop a new site design for my company. I developed a blueprint to tell where I want certain elements of my design to go but as far as coming up with a mockup for the site is still out of reach. I was hoping I could gather a few ideas from anyone willing to help me work on my skill level.
My website is for a local independent wrestling company that is called Kansas Outlaw Wrestling. Even though we are a family oriented company we do like to stretch the boundries of rough but not hardcore wrestling. So that should somehow work into the design as well as the company colors with red, black, and white.
Here’s what I developed as a blueprint for the site:
Here is the first mockup that a couple of years ago I paid a company to create:
[http://kansasoutlawwrestling.com/images/wrestling.jpg](http://kansasoutlawwrestling.com/images/wrestling.jpg “http://kansasoutlawwrestling.com/images/wrestling.jpg”)December 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm #117311
I remember that website!
I think you forgot to ask a question, though!December 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm #117312
I am struggling developing the actual mockup. Taking it from a blueprint to an actual design mockup that fits with the idea of the company.December 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm #117313December 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm #117314
Just the blueprint so far. I honestly don’t really know where to go from there. I’m looking for some guidance.December 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm #117315December 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm #117316
I would simply go top down. Start by conceptualizing the header, sketching some things out, then whipping it up in Photoshop.December 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm #117317
Edit: Wait, are we talking about design or code?December 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm #117319
I think we’re talking design.December 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm #117318
@chrisburton. I know HTML and PHP. I’m a coder not a designer. I want to improve my skills on designing but unfortunately don’t have any ideas for my own web site. There’s a few ideas I like that wwe.com an impactwrestling.com do that unlike to implement but would also like to do something different at the same time.December 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm #117320
Designing for yourself is probably the hardest thing I’ve personally ever had to do.
Since you have the basic layout that you want, I’d start out with sketching ideas for a logo or even hire someone to create it for you (even designers hire other designers to do this). From there, select which typefaces you want to apply to your headings and body copy (I always work on typography first). After that, select a color palette and everything should really start to fall into place. There are countless resources to help you.December 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm #117322
Can you show me some good resources that you go to?December 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm #117323
I’ll write up a quick list of what I use and post them soon.December 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm #117324
http://Webtype.com (more expensive but has the best quality)
http://MyFonts.com (I personally like them due to the self hosting option)
http://Typekit.com (Great quality for little to no budget)
Although they’re most likely not the style you’re looking for, here is just a shortlist of really great indentity designers that I would personally hire.
Louise Fili – http://www.louisefili.com
John Passafiume – http://dribbble.com/johnpassafiume
Jake Weidmann – http://jakeweidmann.com
Jessica Hische – http://jessicahische.is
Spencer Charles – http://spencercharles.comDecember 14, 2012 at 5:14 am #117349Paulie_DMember
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