Website Redesign for ImJustCreative – In Progress

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Website Redesign for ImJustCreative

Just a head’s up on the latest web site design tinkerings. Not being a web designer or seasoned CSS coder, I have to stick with what I know. This knowledge limitation actually helps me keep my site looking clean and simple. This is the cleanest it has been and am happy to see it evolve like this.

This is a project in cleanliness and clutter free site design. My aim is to remove everything surplus to requirements, but still keeping the design interesting and clean. As I said, I am no web designer, so my own skills are very limited.

There are aspects of this site that are far from ideal, but patience is a virtue and all that, it will get there.

For this reason, I am hiring a professional web developer to completely re-develop this site once I have got the initial aesthetics nailed down. You could say this website is a working mock-up. The new site will be super powerful under the hood, hosting a number of useful and practical, not to mention seriously cool enhancements. Hopefully, all this by Christmas.

CargoCollective Inspiration

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The inspiration comes from the amazingly cool CargoCollective portfolio website, where I have my main external portfolio located.

I have always loved the way they present their themes, even the admin section of the site is super clean and easy to use. So once I had uploaded my logo to my CargoCollective site, I realised that this look was exactly what I wanted for ImJustCreative. So that was my benchmark for this redesign.

Tumblr Cargo Theme Inspiration

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Further inspiration then came from the excellent Cargo theme on Tumblr, which is what I have used for my ImJustCreative Tumblr theme. So keeping my external sites looking similar to my main website, really helps with familiarity and brand awareness. All I need now is for someone to code me a Cargo theme for Posterous, then I will be most happy.

On a serious note, if anyone does want a Posterous theme code job, please get in contact. Would love my Posterous blogs to look similar to this site and Tumblr etc.

A way to go

So this is a small post just to give you a head’s up on what is happening over here, and some of the reasons why I am taking this route This sort of design is most representative of my own design style, regardless of my inabilities in web development. For me, this is a useful limitation, helps to keep things focused. I can’t go off on a tangent, as I don’t have the knowledge to do so.


Written by: Graham Smith: The Logo Smith
1st Posted: 2009/10/23 & Post Updated: 2009/10/23
Filed In Categories: Inspiration, Portfolio, Web Design

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