Saturated Glow: My Latest CSS Zen Garden Entry
I just couldn’t resist … four was not enough … I’m addicted … I just had to make one more …
Zen Garden Entry Number Five: Saturated Glow
As you may have seen I recently blogged about the completion of one of my latest sites, Rose Edge LLC. While the client and I are both extremely pleased with how the site turned out, it wasn’t exactly what I originally had in mind. Originally the design was light text on a dark background with more contrast and, dare I say it, edge to it. It was pretty cool, but it just wasn’t Kristin. Kristin is a softer person, and she needed a softer website, with a more calming color pallet which suited her and her work better.
I was really resistant to change the design at first, because to tell you the truth I was pretty in love with it. But, as sometimes happens as a designer, you resist change with all your might and grudgingly go along with a different direction and then look back and think, “Wow … I’m so glad the client pushed me!” Now, mind you, it certainly doesn’t always go like this. Sometimes you look back and think, “Why did the client have to ruin the glory which was my original design???” And then you cry for a bit over a cocktail. Fortunately, this was not one of those cases.
The Awesomeness of a Cool Client
So Kristin was happy, and I was happy, and Rose Edge was finished. But it bummed me out that my original design, while I admit not as appropriate for the project it was designed for, was not going to see the light of day. Because I was still pretty into it! I asked Kristin if it would be OK to use the original design to base a Zen Garden entry off of and she gave me the thumbs up to go ahead. Isn’t that fantastic of her?! Thanks, Kristin!
So Check It Out
Go ahead and take a look at the design and let me know what you think if you’re so inclined. Last time it took almost a year to be accepted into the garden so I didn’t have the patience to wait to put it out there.