Flexing the Web Design Chops

Everybody has something that they wish that they could do. For me, it’s art. Specifically drawing. More specifically, sketching. However, I’m just not blessed with that talent. If you’ve seen me draw, you’d feel an irresistible urge to remove the hot pokers that have somehow found their way into your eyeballs. My skills as an artist are, shall we say, extremely underdeveloped.

That being said, I really enjoy laying out and designing Web pages. The portion that requires a creative, artsy side frustrates me a bit. I’m always envious when I see an amazing design like joshuaink.com, or an artsy-but-simple design like Karen Cheng’s. To compensate, I tend to favor a less-is-more, simplicity-is-good style of Web design.

Kate is hoping to turn her quilting hobby into a business. She hopes to sell custom baby quilts on commission, and possibly other items too. She tasked me with creating a Web site for the business, starting with a blog. I’ve had the basic design done for several months now, but just this weekend finished plugging everything into Blogger and getting it up and running. It’s pretty standard for a blog. Nothing schamncy. But I figure, why mess with success?

Laying out the rest of KCQuilts.com with full navigation and all the various components she (we!) want to include will be a bit more challenging. It’ll be a while until we’re ready to launch the site, as I need time to design/program, and she needs time to build an inventory. For now, you can see what we’ve done with the blog.

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