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2009: A Web Odyssey [Feb. 9th, 2009|11:20 pm]
Been doing quite a bit of web work of late. I started the year creating a website in order to practice valid HTML/CSS and have something new for my portfolio, but that was interrupted by a freelance web project that came up a couple weeks ago.

A car parts company in Uxbridge is redeveloping their existing website and I got involved in it as a favour without really knowing what it was about. It turned out to be a massive e-commerce project that is pretty messy and way beyond my ability so I've mainly been helping them develop concepts for the sites appearance. I think my contributions over now, and I'm still not sure if it was paid freelance work or unpaid work experience (the whole thing was pretty unclear), but I suppose it was worth doing regardless. Some of the concepts I came up with:

Concept One

Concept Two

Concept Three

The first one is deliberately loud and busy, but I was quite pleased with it. The second one is smarter and by far my favourite, but the third is pretty last minute and so dull and generic that I can barely stand to look at it. Still, the only website I currently have in my portfolio is Cinema Central and thats a lot worse. I've also discovered that I have no idea what to do with the design of website headers.

At the moment the concepts are just images, but I'll probably code them into proper templates after first finishing off the personal site I was working on before. Hopefully this sort of productivity will result in a web job of some kind, but that may be optimistic.