Monday, March 12, 2007

New Blog Colors

Well, I did a little tweaking to the blog template, and I totally changed my color scheme. I'll be honest, I'm not completely convinced I like the new colors.

There is reason to my madness...I work locally as a web-designer for a small company, but recently I've been thinking about going out on my own, breaking out of the local, and begin accepting online jobs. (It is an entirely internet kind of thing.) So, I'm pulling down my art-gallery site and using the space for the perspective business (KNsDesigns) It makes sense, the url already sounds like a design shop, and I have my name-site registered in the event that my book sells, so it's easy enough to move my gallery to the name-site (as all it does right now is point to this blog.)

The problem comes into play when I consider that I wanted the name-site to lead to an author page (which, admittedly, I don't need right now) and color schemes for galleries and books tend to be totally different. (For instance, I would never display an entire gallery against a solid color because surrounding colors can make the eyes perceive different colors in a painting (useful if you mean for it to happen, not so much if every piece is framed by the color indiscriminately.) I'm also very reluctant to display paintings against solid black.

So, do I put the gallery there now, and move it in the event my book sells? Or do I combine the sites, leaving room for book-stuff to use in the future?

Right now I'm inclined to try combining them. I can always change my mind later. What does any of that have to do with the blog, you might be asking? Well, I want to include the blog within the site-map, and I'd like all the pages to be consistent in style and color.

I'm still not sure about this color scheme though. I've been playing with lots of colors, and I know I want nothing darker than medium gray in the boxes because that is an acceptable color to matte the paintings with, but the other colors just don't pop the way I want.


What do you think? Do you like the new colors? Hate them? Do you have any suggestions? Does anyone like this color scheme better than the old one?

1 comment:

Rachel Vincent said...

I did like your old one, but this one seems easier on my eyes. ;-)