Web design portfolio

Aaron Schmidt Blog

The online journal of Aaron Schmidt where he records his thoughts (when they seem relevant) and his dreams (when he can remember them).

Project notes

  • Full design and development
  • PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS
  • February 2004

Description of the project

The goal was to develop a blog layout that would be easy to use and fun to explore. A funky mixture of banana yellow and lime green was introduced to create a fun & friendly atmosphere for reading.

The color scheme is a good example of using a single header image or background pattern as a color base for all colors within the site (titles, links, text). For this site, the repeating background pattern was created first, without consideration for the overall appearance. This ultimately provided a more creative touch to the color scheme than would have been obtained otherwise.

An administrative interface was built into the site to allow for dynamic updating of the content from anywhere with a connection to the net.