I feel like that guy who spins the plates on the end of poles, and then has to keep them going so they don’t smash on the floor. So, busy, really. I’m in the process of refitting my commercial site DonCharisma.com. It’s not ready for public viewing just yet.
I’ve always found the best blogging is blogging about what one is doing right now, so here’s a blog previewing my graphic design work.
DonCharisma.com is going to have a new theme. The theme has a sliding banner that’s a slideshow, and an opportunity to show off the pages on my site and what’ll be on each page. The graphic design I’ve done here for blog have helped tremendously to up my game. I like working with overlays and opacity when combining images and text, it’s a very simple technique to get great looking results.
These are all simple white backgrounds with the opacity turned down on the images. I use “guides” in Photoshop to space text evenly, giving consistent border. I wanted a slightly retro-futuristic font.
So without further ado, here’s a preview of the banners I’ve created for (the new) DonCharisma.com :
It’s a first proof, there are some minor changes, but fairly much how I want them.
The above gives an idea of the services being we’re offering on my new commercial site. For now, prior to the site being live, it’s possible to contact me via the form on my “Hire me” page, for any work enquiries.
38 thoughts on “Graphic Design Preview – DonCharisma.com”
Nice designs! Good Luck 😀
Thanks very kind, we’ll do our best …
Looking good. Good luck with it all. 🙂
Thanks hun, we’re doing our best all we can do 🙂
Thanks for the graphic design “how to”, using guides, etc. As a new graphic design student, I appreciate it. Learn from those that know.
You are welcome, just a couple of tips, I’m sure as graphic design student you’ll be getting more advanced than me soon !
Thank you for the “Follow” 🙂 your talent in graphic art is very evident; not a bad wordsmith to boot! I enjoyed you blog post.
I will be sure to give you a shout when we make a change that requires a new look. Maybe we can put those gifts to work for us!
Shalom Cliff, lovely to hear from you and thanks for checking me out … I do my best in creative endeavours sometimes I shine …
Drop by anytime …
Looking good! I hope it all goes well x
Thanks Elaie 🙂
I look forward to checking out what you have been working on when it is ready.
Quite a lot to it, it’ll be finished in a week or so 🙂
Dang! Well, it’s clear you know your business! Ideas are now spinning in my head… GREAT job! Good luck with the re-launch!
Thanks very much … trying to keep it simple and professional 🙂
I’d say you are succeeding in spades!
Do my best 🙂
Your new design looks very good. Clearly and ease to find around.
Very well Don.
Thanks Irene, glad you like 🙂
Good going, DC. Growing ‘the skills’ is so exciting!
Thanks hun … and yes definitely becoming more is good as long it’s not on the waistline 🙂
Indeed. No apple belly for you.
I do my best, but it’s a constant battle !
Foodie spoken here. Thank goodness I learned to love healthy food.
Good luck with new site
Thanks Paul, we’re working on it 🙂
Waiting with eager anticipation!
Thanks hun, i keep meaning to ask, for “promotional” photos how do you size them … obviously you don’t want to give away the whole photo, mine are generally 497w, 660w or 850w … would be very helpful to know how you do it 🙂
Mine are actually larger. I usually resize 1024 x whatever. The 1024 is always the widest or tallest of the sides. I usually have three sizes…full res for my photo website, 1024 x ? for WP and sometimes smaller if I’m posting on Facebook. I’ve used 750 x ? (750 being the widest or tallest) at times for FB. Hope that helps! Anything larger than 1024 as you know would slow the person down populating the website. What am I saying…of COURSE you know that!
Understood … my current theme max with on posts is 497, the reader uses 660, fb no idea, but I’ll go with 750 if you reckon that’s what it is.
Thanks Laura, very helpful 🙂
You’re welcome Don 🙂 Happy Friday!
U2 hun 🙂
I like them. Consistent, clear, and they illustrate the point.
Thanks Christopher, yes that’s very much what we wanted … clean lines, obvious, no brain power involved 🙂
https://cart.bookmasters.com/marktplc/cart.php?buy=9780981684321&pub=51900 can you sell this? Very serious inquiry…
Use the form on my hire me page …