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A Thirteen7 Preview

For the past couple of days, on and off, I’ve been trying to work on Thirteen7’s website design. Since the weather went downhill I’ve been finding it harder to motivate myself. Bring back the sun!

Anywho, here’s a little sneak peek at the opening page of the website. It’s only a clip of the whole page. Don’t want to give it all away. Not yet!

Thirteen7 Sneak Peek

I was a bit nervous about the colour scheme and the direction I was going in for the look and feel. But, I’m really liking it now. I was worried about the green and red colour combination. But my fears have been abated.

There’s still a lot to do – designs for the other pages, what it’ll look like when scaled down, etc. But it feels good that it’s going forward.

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17 Comments

  • Reply Pete June 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    So excited for you! Keep up the good work! It’s all going to be worth it soon I’m sure!

    • Reply Jaina June 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. I swear some days I just think “WTF am I doing?!”

  • Reply AnjaKJ June 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    The colours work together well I think. And I’ve seen a similar design before – where there is a quick read for each section on the opening page with links to more info – and really liked it.

    I’m assuming this is the site for your website design company?

    • Reply Jaina June 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you :) It is for my website design company.

      The design’s not a totally unique design, I think I’ve seen a lot of other freelancers and agencies use it. But it seems to work for them, so why not try it for myself!

      • Reply AnjaKJ June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

        There’s only so many unique ideas and I think even with like designs, there is always something that sets one apart from another that is similar in structure. (The one I saw before didn’t seem to have the same ‘finishing touches’ that yours have, for example, the borders on the images in the “our latest work” section.)

        • Reply Jaina June 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

          An old boss of mind reminded me the importance of those finishing touches. It does set things apart. Yes they’re minutiae, but still important.

          He always used to really emphasise those things, I certainly learned an important lesson there!

  • Reply Fogs June 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Sharp! 😀

    Can’t wait to see what you can do as you go forward. LOL 😀

    • Reply Jaina June 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      Cheers Dan! I will be sprinkling more little peeks as I go forward. 😀

  • Reply ruth June 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    You are so talented Jaina! Your site looks fab!

    • Reply Jaina June 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth!

  • Reply Eric June 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Looks good! Nice job getting those social media buttons on there, too. It’s great to have all of the options in one spot. 😀

    • Reply Jaina June 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Oh yes… though there are so many options! Minimising to just the key 3 seemed a smart move.

  • Reply lisacng June 7, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Glad it’s coming together! The shades of green and red are perfect

    • Reply Jaina June 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Thank you :)

      After I did the initial layout I suddenly got a sinking feeling that the red and green would come off a little…. seasonal! Hopefully it doesnt!

      • Reply lisacng June 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        I see the green more as teal, so not seasonal to me! But trust your own eye!

  • Reply Humaira June 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    It’s very bright and bubbly, just like its owner. I like it! Suits you to a T.

    • Reply Jaina June 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Aww, thanks Humaira!

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