To fit in with rest of my website design I have changed my Logo slightly in Photoshop. I did this so the logo corresponds with the rest of the font and design of the website.
After I spent hours on trying to do a design that I thought was textured, I found it really hard because I do not like this style so whatever I produced I did not like so I changed my texture design because it looked tacky and was not user friendly, I simplified it but still tried to incorporate the use of textures. I am pleased with this design, it may not have as many obvious textured website traits but I think as a web page it works better.
I also changed my vector design because it was too boring. I used one of my photographs as a background which works well the navigation layout and minimal monochrome appearance. Again using Gills sans font and I changed the spacing on photoshop so it is easier to read and fills the header space, I also slanted the header ‘Phoebe Lettice’ to follow the horizontal line in the image tying the whole page together better. I did not use black font because I think this is too harsh and by using a grey colour it is softer and again ties in better with the image making the web page more aesthetically pleasing to look at.
First go with designing a Web 2.0 design website. I prefer this to vector an texture web design because I think it goes better with my work I also found this the easiest to create because I knew what I wanted. I was inspired by the minimal look on websites I like such as; http://www.kennethcappello.com/ the use of black and white sans serif font and small amounts of strong colour give the website and overall professional and chic impression, and these are qualities I would like to focus on when creating my brand. The big areas of white negative space make navigation easy to find and use with no unnecessary distractions from the work.
I used Gill Sans and added a stroke to it in photoshop to make it a little bolder. The logo and navigation bar would stay there and the main frame where the two photographs are would change when different categories are selected. Over time as I did more work I think I would add sub categories to specify my work more.
What I have done so far towards my vector design website. I still want to keep it minimal even though it has to be a vector design. I am using the logo I made in illustrator and photoshop.
For the vector design website we have to create a graphics image as a logo. I chose to draw in photoshop one of the images tat make up the header for my blog. I then drew in a banner which holds my name. I really like this idea and will experiment further with it as this is just a quick mock up. I am more tempted to use vector design in my final website design now.