Sunday, April 26, 2009

Website Evolution and Updates

I was looking at previous versions of my portfolio website within the past year. I've redone it three times within a year, and well, I'm amazed at how much it has changed. I've taught myself how to work with html and javascript and all those fun web design methods of coding. I thought I'd share a couple of screen shots of the homepage to give everyone a good idea of how my site's evolved:

Megan Coyle's website
Here's the first version I did, my first attempt working with Dreamweaver. I collaged the navigational links and the header, took pictures of them and incorporated the images into the website's layout. The background was a distorted image of one of my collages.

Megan Coyle's website
I started working in columns, learned how to configure online contact forms (for the mailing list, etc.) and decided to change the background to plain black to give it a cleaner look.

Megan Coyle's website
The current version. I took a night class in graphic design this past fall. I designed a logo for myself and decided to use it for my website. I also decided to get rid of the collaged navigational links and header.

Megan Coyle website
Just the other day I found a great tool that I've added to my online galleries. It creates an overlay on the website so it emphasizes the artwork pop-up window.

Anyway, that's all for now. I've been working on a number of collage projects, so expect updates for my works in progress.


ELK said...

megan, you have done a lot of reworking and i am in awe of those that can understand the working of it all!

aimee said...

that kind of stuff hurts my brain - kudos for figuring it all out! it looks great!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

How smart that you can do this for yourself. Your web page looks porfessional.

Krissysart said...

Very Nice, Megan! I love the new look. And as usual, your work is just amazing.
Have a great week!

julie king said...

great work in dreamweaver!! you should be very proud of the journey you've made over the last year. and you've only just begun, megan!