Call Me Michael Jackson
I have to update my face about every six weeks - my blog face that is - sorry for the bad Michael Jackson joke, I just couldn't resist. (Plus I wanted the extra hits it would generate for my site)
I often find something that inspires my design and this time it was a topographical map and Big Cedar Lodge. I merged the two and created Posted Note Lodge which you are looking at now.
The mast head once again was created in PowerPoint and I hand drew only a handful of the images. I plan to add some more images to the side bar, perhaps a bass or a trout, and then I would like to put a larger dear somehwhere as well, but so far I haven't found a place to put one that keeps the overall balance of the site.
This design took me about 8 hours to create from start to finish - this is really fast. Some site designs like www.edgymama.com take about 15 hours to design due to the intensive labor of all the buttons.
Another site that took about 30 hours of my life was www.marriedinminnesota.com mostly because Ben's site was one of my first templates to attempt and I tried to include a lot of elements into the header that I drew myself.
A site like kpinion.blogspot.com will only take me about 5 hours to design, however, if you have someone that is as k-pinionated as KT is, then sometimes it may take a little longer. One good thing about KT is that she is exacting in her descriptions right down to sending me the exact colors that she wanted and telling me that she wanted the circles in the background to be hollow.
Now that I have bored you to tears, I will tell you that I love you for taking the time to stop by Posted Note and if you are young, hot, single, rich and you live in the Plano area - please don't hesitate to drop me a line.