Websites are something we come across probably hundreds of times each day. Their design and ease of navigation really make or break how well they ultimately function.
I set out to make an interesting, yet simple web design. I wanted to try tackling a continuously scrolling website since I haven’t done that before.
I started out with some sketches. This was probably my favorite part.
As I took some of my sketches from thumbnail size to full size I was able to get a better idea of how different elements would interact.
First I sketched them in more detail on a white board in 12×18 squares. Then I took those and created wire frames in Adobe Illustrator.
After that I got feedback from some of my peers and decided on which layout I wanted to pursue.
Once I had that figured out it was just a matter of bringing in all the page elements, which took quite a while. I had to create layouts for each section, decide on which fonts to use and when, what the links would look like in their various stages, etc. Then I had to make notes that the programer could follow.
This is a project I really enjoyed. I want to explore some of the other layouts I came up with in the sketching phase and develop them further.