Little does pretty much everyone know, the layouts I’m working on for my sites are being named after Skins characters. Each layout kind of portrays/represents a character from Skins personality at one time. This one represents Cassie and what Maxxie (or Anwar, I can’t tell) says about her – “I bet she bangs like a fairy on acid”. Some people say that it’s “I bet she bangs like a ferret on acid,” but I’m not sure. But she’s colorful and bubbly.
Video is a little peak at Cassie. “Oh, wow…”
I’ve introduced Effy, and now I’m introducing Cassie. 😉 …I’m just not gonna do the spoilers. ~
Each page has a different color background. I worked on this for about three months off and on total. I try to not work on things all at once because I’ll get tired of it. I have to take breaks. I’m glad I did with Effy, because otherwise I’d be begging myself to change it already.
It’s supposed to represent bubbly clouds. Marshmallow made the cloud transparent for me. I had created it in ColourLovers, but I wanted it transparent. I’d tried making it transparent myself, but I kept failing. Twitter is lovely when you need help quick. 😉 I’m super thankful for everyone who tried to help me get it to work! The font is Bubblegum. I think I went through about 30 different bubbly fonts, all downloaded and installed onto my computer. I didn’t rush it, and I wrote them down. It takes time to find the perfect font, and it can’t really be rushed. You have to find something you’ll be happy with. I spent about two weeks just drawing this theme and how I wanted it to look on paper before I opened Paint and started drawing it out there. And you know what? It wasn’t great.
Obviously I changed my mind as I actually started working on it. 😉
Moving on, I needed bold colors, and it’s hard to find bold colors that work well with what you want to do that you haven’t used in the header. I decided to put a face on my name. Sigh.
I also changed the way I displayed my projects/domains page list and contact page.
I used my photography for the icons. I figured it would 1) be best, 2) be a way to show off more of my skills, 3) appear to be more professional (if it’s possible with a layout like that) and/or 4) be less to mess with/worry about as far as copyright shit goes.
What do you think? It’s not compatible with phones/iPads/etc., and I don’t plan on making it compatible.
I’m sorry. Is it bad that I’m not sorry?
I bet you can’t guess what week I worked on my contact page. 😉