Setting up a site with ExpressionEngine and getting a design together has been smoother (and considerably more fun) than I suspected it might be.  I’ll post about that once the site goes live.  Meanwhile, you can see a design comp of the coming-along-nicely, soon-to-be-ready website here and a wireframe mockup here

Taking some criticism into account (“What is this, a beach rave? What’s with the sea foam stuff?”), I’ve made some changes to what you see in the .jpg, but it’s all more-or-less the same.  More on the design process later as well. 

Things to do:

We’ll see how much of that I can get done on a Sunday afternoon.  So far, ExpressionEngine isn’t really making things hard on me at all, so it’s looking good for a launch later this week!

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"How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you cannot conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty.

And yet it all seems limitless..."

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Preparing to launch

Setting up a site with ExpressionEngine and getting a design together has been smoother (and considerably more fun) than I suspected it might be.  I’ll post about that once the site goes live.  Meanwhile, you can see a design comp of the coming-along-nicely, soon-to-be-ready website here and a wireframe mockup here

Taking some criticism into account (“What is this, a beach rave? What’s with the sea foam stuff?”), I’ve made some changes to what you see in the .jpg, but it’s all more-or-less the same.  More on the design process later as well. 

Things to do:

  • Make sure I have styles for all my elements represented in my design (don’t forget hover states…).
  • Slice graphics and mark up some static HTML to style with them.
  • Plug in the back-end using the existing ExpressionEngine tags on the live site.
  • Get going with some Google AdSense.
  • Get some content up on this mother.
  • Turn the mother out.

We’ll see how much of that I can get done on a Sunday afternoon.  So far, ExpressionEngine isn’t really making things hard on me at all, so it’s looking good for a launch later this week!

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