Second round… (see round 1)
I started with this new idea:
The new speech bubble text reads: “I whip web sites into submission, but I’m nice to everyone else.”
I moved the Featured Work down and tried adding little comics. I liked this a little bit better; having the Featured Work on top made the design feel too top-heavy since the logo is so huge. I also moved the speech bubble to the top of the header and reduced the amount of text inside.
It seemed a bit busy to me, so I tried pumping in more white space in the main content area and bumping the header bar a few sizes larger:
With circles… (this could work if I decided to go with a different color)
I like the basic idea of this one better than v1.0, so I think it’s just a matter of tweaking the colors and balance to work for me. I’m also not committed to the Photoshopped circle/leaf clusters.
At this rate, maybe I’ll have a new web site design by the end of next month. 🙂
Update 7/7: Follow the design process… The story continues with Web site design v2.1 colors