Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Website is LIVE! - #48 CHECK!

I'm so excited that my new website is finally LIVE! Several of you already know the headache I've been going through with my previous design (which was nice, but outdated) and trying to create a cohesive look to my blog, printroom, and website. Finally I'm able to do that! Not only that, but I'll be able to continually update my website at anytime (so keep checking for updates!). I'm also working on a promo video for the front page and will definitely be thrilled to release that! PLUUUUUUUUUUUS....... This also means I get to check off #48 on my 101 in 1001 list! I actually have a few more of those to check off and blog, so that'll be coming soon too. ;) Back to the website.....

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How can I do all this? Simple. Two little words (and one fav photographer/friend) - Showit Sites (thanks to David Jay). His website (and the fabulous Jasmine Star) have their websites done with the same program so that'll give you an idea of just how awesome it can be (and where I hope to end up shortly!). You can download the program for free and start playing around with it right away if you're interested. There's even a cool video tutorial or two on the Showit website to demo how it works. I highly suggest watching it - it's not too long and it'll blow your mind. Especially if you've ever had website headaches like me! It's seriously awesome - I can't thank DJ enough for taking on this major undertaking (and all the people on the Showit team).

Check it out, leave comments and tell me what you'd like to see changed, added, or updated! And check out Showit Sites!

5 comments:

|| davidjay || said...

Love it!!! Keep up the awesome work!

Matthew Saville said...

Looks good so far! Where are your galleries / portfolios? Also, did you intend for the graphic in the lower left to *not* be locked to the bottom of the frame? If you skinny-ify your page, like some people with huge monitors do, your text goes way down to the bottom of the page and the graphic slides up to cover some of the actual page itself. I found that it helps to lock everything to the TOP of the page, and just off-set it down by however many pixels you want. I'd show you what I mean on MY showit site, but it's NOT live yet...

Take care,
=Matt=

Patrick said...

Hey Brienne, I'm liking the new look. As Matthew said, it'll be nice to see some albums, but I'm sure that's coming. I just wanted to make one suggestion...

The image on the front page is a bit blurry. I'm assuming it's the same image from your blog, resized. It looks like the resize has caused the blurriness. If it is the exact same image as the blog and has been resized using code, maybe enlarging the image in photoshop first would get rid of the blurriness. Good luck!!

Cherise said...

I am not sure if this is what Matthew was referring to, but the links at the bottom run together for me; contact and about are over each other (I think that is what they are, kinda hard to tell). Also, a "home" link would be nice to return to the main page. Look forward to seeing it as you add more to it.

Jasmine said...

Rock on! :) Keep up the awesome work!