So, seeing as today was a little bit of a slow one, which are few and far between, I decided to try some new web design ideas.
Disclaimer: I understand some of the following may look "apple-esq," which I will not deny as I love the design of thier site. I like to play around with those kinds of things to see if I can re-create the ideas and then manipulate them.
So, obiously I start with a blank document. (Enjoying my free trial of Adobe Photoshop CS4... too bad it would cost an arm and a leg to own!)
Next, I work on what will be a header for my website. I try to keep my layers organized, which I often lack on... but you know how that can be if you use Photoshop.
Then I begin work on the buttons (navigation) of my site. I am sure you are seeing that "apple-esqness" about now! I am a little ocd and want to make sure all the buttons are the same width which sometimes means adjustments to other parts of the design. If I did my planning in advance I would say this wouldn't be an issue!
Ok, buttons done, for now. May tweek them later
Now I move on to creating content boxes... (Also realized the title of my site was dumb. So I changed it.)
Then I half forgot to take screen shots and half got lazy. So, here is the finished layout. (The black side bars will not be part of the site.
Anyway, I am hoping to complete this at some point. If you actually took the time to read this, thanks! :-)