with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Another Look at a Wonderful Web Page Layout

I was checking some pages on our site and “rediscovered” this absolutely lovely layout example I did earlier this year. It is so beautiful, it makes me catch my breath every time I look at it. It hosts one of my favorite of Brent’s photographs.

I would love to redo our site in a way that could use this design, but our site is heavily designed to accomodate the lowest common demoninator viewer, though there are a few things I’ve done lately to make the design more “advanced” as more and more people have upgraded their browsers and computers.

Still, I may take another serious look at this design and put it in the back of my head to stew and consider how I could make it work for us.

If you like the design, I’d love to hear your comments on it. The more I hear from others that they can not only see the web page design, they enjoy it, the more likely I am to “get around to it.”

Isn’t it nice when you can still impress yourself with yourself? For those who know me well, they will tell you that this isn’t ego talking. After I’ve done a project, be it writing an article, publishing a photograph, or designing a web page, I forget about it. Seeing it again is like seeing it for the first time for me and I’m like a kid, all tickled with myself.

Silliness, but this is the only way I get pats on the back – from myself.
Mobile, Alabama

2 Comments

  • Posted April 4, 2005 at 21:40 | Permalink

    Whoa. Is that your photo? It’s lovely. The layout and photo jumped out at me for two reasons: One, because it’s gorgeous and I’m partial to greens, and two, I thought I’d seen it elsewhere.

    Not the same, but very similar. Check out this guy’s skin:

    http://thought-space.com/layouts/index1.php?newskin=17

    Anyway, I’ve bookmarked your site and added you to my blogroll. And I really think you should “go for it” regarding the design. It’s gorgeous!!

  • Posted April 5, 2005 at 8:10 | Permalink

    Thanks for the kind words, Joni. I know that your work to advance WordPress designs and high standards certainly exceeds mine.

    Every photograph, and many of the graphics, on this site are the work of my husband, Brent, and I. This is our job as professional nature photographers and writers.

    I love playing with CSS, but more importantly, I love sharing that knowledge with others to help them understand the critical importance of using it in web page design. I like the design you linked to, though, like my test layout page, it also does strange things in Firefox. I have to fix my own to work in that browser, though it works perfectly in MSIE. When I designed it, Firefox wasn’t available, so time to get to work to redesign based upon a serious contender for Internet browsers.

    Thanks again for the kind words.

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