deprecated_diva (deprecated_diva) wrote,

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Layout Design

Ok, I have done much more reading. It just seems that my eyelids are lead these last few days, but I have taken the time to do some researching and planning for my logo in my head and some in Adobe Photoshop. I am still working on the text for the words "Cathartic Chaos" which is how I have deemed myself for the last few years and have lovingly referred to my tattoo as being summed up as.

Logo Goal

The logo started with the concept of my eye close up so I took a few pictures of my eye in order to get the look I wanted. I took the image and converted it to black and whire then removed my face for the most part with a fade to gray. Then I found this wonderful program called ASC Gen which converts regular images into ascii. It's a lovely program with multiple functions such as text document, bmp, and webpage options. After manipulating the images in photoshop with some color layers, burning, and contrasting... I found two images I like the most: blackened and a whitened ascii overlay. I am playing with the various fonts I have on my computer to create the logo's text, "Cathartic Chaos" which I have something temporary on the layout page now. I want the two words to contrast in fonts. Something elegant and fancy for the cathartic and something rough and distorted for the chaos part. Hopefully by Sat. this will be done.

Layout Goal

The layout image is uploaded and I have a vague idea of how to do it with using the "div" tag in CSS/HTML. I think the layout will be easy to implement with the CSS. It is a simple boxy layout. There is a rounded rectangle boarder in a shade of blue that is found in the logo, which will contain the information and images. At the top of there is the logo, and immediate under the logo will be my menu for the webpage which will be in plain text. I am uncertain if I can get the date to appear just because the BJ server doesn't handle SSI (Server Side Includes). In the middle is a light grey box with the main text for the webpage, and at the very buttom is the copyright box (copyright stuff, contact, address, etc).

I am going to keep it simple with shades of grey and blue. I think it makes a bold and elegant statement. Let me know.

CSS Goal

I haven't gotten to coding my CSS basics like the p, h, body, and a tags. But that should be fairly easy to do within a few minutes. I know I am going to use the arial font family in about 10pt size in black. Most likely minor spacing for the body. The a tags will have the default underline for the links, but also a overline. I love that affect! The color scheme for the links will be simple to... most likely bright blue for links, red for hover, and purple for visiting (normal defaults).

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