Jan 3, 2010

Sneak Peek: The New Site

With the finishing details in place and the domain simply being finalized, I thought it would be nice to give a sneak peek right before I officially launch my new portfolio site. Months have been spent designing and re-designing, fixing layouts, and changing themes - much like this blog, I'm not sure the renovation will ever be complete. I certainly have more than enough room to grow now anyway.

My goal with this new site was originally to ma
ke it sleek and simple - this eventually evolved into an eclectic concept, a digital scrapbook, not just another site, but a destination to reflect my personality and style. What I've just began to achieve with my new portfolio is an interactivity and flexibility that I think welcomes viewer interaction, feedback, and the ability to discover my work on individual terms. I've tried to make things as clear, fun, and fresh as possible, and setting out on this new chapter I can't wait to see how things go from here.

When visiting my new site you'll first land on the home page:

From here you can access this blog (while seeing what the latest posts are first through the rotating live feed) you can also click over to my portfolio, archive, and bio. When entering my portfolio you can select from 4 genres that I've broken my work down into and scroll the posters to see what you'd like to watch and read about.

In my archive you can scroll through pages of newspaper clippings, photos, links, and videos that highlight moments of my journey so far. All the images and notes can be enlarged and uncovered simply by clicking on them.

Through my bio I've outlined my brief experience thus far over a few pages, and provided more info about my new outlook.

All this is just the beginning. A timeline, virtual theatre, and comments section have also been created to inspire some interaction. There's a lot to explore with the new Editing Luke Portfolio, and a lot of content that will continually revolve and update. Check back within the next couple days, the new site may be posted, linked, and launched as soon as tomorrow . . .


Alex Lamburini said...

Wow, this looks amazing Luke! Great job on the design. What program did you use to design the layouts?

Editing Luke said...

I created almost all of my elements using Adobe Photoshop and then uploaded them to complete my design using a site called WIX. Really the construction of this site was all about graphic design thanks to the features on the WIX site - no html needed.

All my layouts and pages were still created from scratch, there were no templates, but when it came time to put everything together the process didn't require coding. It was really ideal for what I wanted to do.

B said...

I love what I see so far! It looks amazing! You can really tell you put a ton of time and effort into it! Can't wait for the launch!

Unknown said...

You've done an amazing job! I really like your style :)