Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Well yesterday was my presentation, even though I was petrified it didnt go as bad as what I thought.
My feedback I found to be quite productive, as it will help me to have a better looking website.
Basically, my main problem was it did not have a Me feel to my website, they wanted it to be more personal, like I designed it.  However, I did hand write all my main fonts, and it was my own work, so I was slightly confused when they wanted it to say more about me.... But anyway, I will have to have a think. 
They decided that the layout for my portfolio and recent work page, needed rethinking, as it just seemed too structured.  So this is another thing that I will have to rethink, but with a few pointers from thomas and mike hopefully it will look better than the last.
Also for my contacts page they thought that it would be a good idea if I outlined the small pictures that I had in gold to match in with my colour of font.
Then after I fix my sizing of my actual layout, then I am hopefully sorted! lol 
But I appreciate all the help and advice that I received it is much appreciated.  Thank You.


Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Throughout this project I have constantly came to a brick wall, however I have tried my best to over come these problems.
I have enjoyed experimenting and designing my own personal website, and since it is something new, and I have never used fireworks or dreamweaver before I think that I have done a pretty good job with it.
Even though I have encountered a few problems throughout this project as in I got told the wrong sizing to put my webpages as, so my site is smaller than required, which I was very disappointed with.  Although, I was happy with my layouts and how I got my rollovers to work properly, though I think that I would like to add more detail to my overall website.  I also have to add in my blog to my contacts, which I forgot to do, even though I have been constantly doing my blog! 
But I enjoyed this experience, even though it got very stressful at times and there was quite a few tears.  But I was glad that I could put all my thoughts into my blog and show people my previous work.


okay so its my presentation today.... I have my website done to my best, all the links and mouse overs are added and I am currently sorting out my blog, adding in comments to my work.
I actually think thats taking the longest! lol
Im just nervous that other peoples websites are going to be alot better than mine... but I really did work my ass off on my website, trying to figure some aspects on my own.  Which proved tricky and time consuming.  But at least I know I put in alot of effort.
Right time to keep going and putting in the final touches!
Wish me luck!

Roberta xo xo


This is my contact page for my website, i wanted to keep it simple but effective, I liked the pictures as it added a bit more detail to the page.  Although I forgot to add in my blog address so I will have to do this before my presentation.


Yet again my portfolio page is alot like my Recent Work page except opposite sides of each other.  I wanted to keep them similar as they are both ways of showing my work on my website.  This is only one section of my portfolio, I would have liked to have a drop down panel at the top bar where the portfolio section is... however I did not have enough time to do this.


This is what my Recent Work section will look like for my website.  When you mouse over the smaller pictures on the right it becomes a larger picture on the left with a small explanation below it.  I like this style as it makes it easier for the person on your website to view your work.


With my about me page I liked the layout for it, it works well and it simple to read.  I wanted the photograph of me to keep changing to different photos of me, but unfortunately I did not have enough time to do this.  I liked the section below my photograph as it breaks down the main section that I have written on the right, making it quicker for people to get to know about me.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Final Front Page...FINALLY!

I have finally sorted out my front web page, I am loving the handwritten type as I think it works really well with my final page, and adds something a bit more personal to my website.

Sunday, 25 October 2009


Hello Blog
Okay I really didnt think that I would be this stressed...
slowly losing the will to live...its getting really hard to manage all of them at the same time...
nearly finished all my pages... hopefully the final website will look class.... or to my satisfaction! lol
Well I better carry on with work.... blog you tomorrow!

Roberta xoxo

Friday, 23 October 2009

Final Few Days...

Ohh pressure is now on!! lol 
Oh and Hello! ha ha
Ok final few days til my presentation.... im officially petrified.... web design is sooo much harder than what I expected... but I really am trying my best to getting my website looking lush! lol
I still cant get over the amount of work that is required so early in the year.... 2 projects on programs that we have never used and one were we have to make a book! madness... but I have to just keep thinking that Christmas is just around the corner! lol
This week I have just been focusing on using fireworks....easier said than done.. trust me...there has been alot of hissy fits from me this week and tears... but I am working through it!  Putting all my frustration into my work.. oh and rowing! lol
I am thinking of experimenting with my background of my website.... white I think is just a bit too plain for me.. so I will have a look and see what looks the best! 
Right back to work!  Blog soon!

Roberta xo xo

Monday, 19 October 2009


This is the style of writing that I will be using throughout my website, I thought that it was effective as it was handwritten, which did take time to do but hopefully made it worth my while.

Monday, 12 October 2009


I thought that this was going to be my final design for my front page however I did not like the layout of the pictures, so I would like to change the layout to something a bit more simple.

Sunday, 11 October 2009


Hello... only me again, thought that I would pop in and say hello... just updating you on my progress, been a busy weekend with training, and trying to sort out this bloody internet....excuse my french!!! But o2 are awful for the internet!! ha ha
Any whoo I am currently working on my website... thinking of pictures to add in, layouts etc harder than expected especially with all the other work that I have to do aswell.... really stressful at the minute.. but at least I can take it out with rowing!!
But just have to perfect my front web page then you shall see the final product! woohooo
Cant believe how little time we have left...scary!!!
Well back to MORE soon!!

Roberta xo xo

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

progress with web design

Just out of another class with Thomas,  and I have a lot of work to do! ha ha
Well not so much a lot but just fine tuning things with my web page designs.  If I keep my head down it should be okay... and not be too stressful!
We had small group crits today discussing our plans for our websites and looking at our wire frames for each of our pages for our website.  I found it better being in smaller groups as it was more personal and I didn't feel conscious about what other people thought of my work.  I found this a better way to get more feedback.
So for next week I have to have my final front web page perfect, and all my other pages for my website sorted and perfect, so then Thomas can help us with putting in links in our websites and help us with dreamweaver and fireworks... now that will be interesting.  Although it is good that he is going to help us individually.. or else I would be very lost!  lol
Right back to some work if I want to get this done by next week! ha ha 
Blog you soon! 

Roberta xo xo

new front web page design 2

new design for front page

Friday, 2 October 2009


Well talk about a busy busy week.... but hey it's the weekend!!!
Which means more work to do.. and rowing, but I will get it done!  Going to do my final front web page design and I will have it posted up on monday.. so some comments would be appreciated!  Thank you!
Also have to do design layouts for my website pages.... now that will be fun!!!  Just want it to be interesting and effective.... so a lot of hard work will have to go into it!!  Busy busy weekend for me!  Oh also a webpage flow chart to do as well..... I will be a master at flow charts by the end of the year!!  lol

Well leave me comments.... things you like, etc
Blog soon!

Roberta xo xo


Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Awww talk about a bad day.... ALREADY!

Pretty much my front page web designs were well... useless!  I am beginning to think am I good enough?  I am having so many doubts, its just really hard whenever people are so much better than you, and when no one thinks your work is good enough, especially myself.
I am starting to become drained and feel like I am trying my best but it just isn't good enough!  Alot of people worked hard and their designs looked amazing, really creative and well thought about!  But then it came to mine..... 
Basically it was the image or the type that was not strong enough... but the first 2 designs were the strongest... however I have decided to change my idea all together...
Thank you to Joel who came up with a brilliant idea for me though which has helped me out and allowed me to develop a new design! Interesting! 
Basically.... when he was looking through my blog he came across some of my previous sketchbook.. and liked a font that I had designed throughout my photography project.  Then Thomas liked the layout that I used for a certain page.. so I decided to use this layout as inspiration for my front page for my web design.  Wish me luck!
Hopefully this design will be a keeper! 

Roberta xo xo





This is my first attempt at my front web design, i got the idea of the different colours from the DKNY website were they had the same layout as what I have created.  However i wasnt too happy with the style of font that I have used.

Monday, 28 September 2009


With this project I started off by focusing on windows, looking at different sizes, shapes, and were they were situated.

I loved this style of writing that I had used, it was handwritten and I think it completes the final page.

Banksy influenced me throughout this project, because as I was taking photographs I noticed that there is allot of graffiti about, so this influenced me for my next idea.

After taking pictures of graffiti I came across some research on tattoos, as it is another form of graffiti except on the body.  So I decided to keep this as my main idea which I would then develop further.

Here I began my development on peoples tattoos, I wanted to capture different effects and angles to them to give them a better effect.

This is my presentation ideas for my photographs, I wanted to create them quite large in size, so they would stand out more.


For this illustration project we had to pick a certain topic from a list that we got given.  So I decided that my best idea was to brainstorm before I went straight in and picked a project.
So below is my thinking process.....







After I brainstormed I thought that the experiment would be the best one to choose, but I was soo unsettled with what I would pick I was struggling between three of them to choose from.

However, I decided to settle with the hero.  I had many ideas for this topic, and I wanted to show it in a realistic way, out everyday kind of heroes.

So from this I decided I would go to the local fire station to take some photographs of our everyday hero.  This proved to be very interesting and gave a good insight to what an everyday hero does.

More photographs from the fire station.

This is my first collage for my illustration project I thought that I got the basic shape of the fire engine really well.  I enjoyed exploring with the different shapes and colours.

Since I can not paint at all, I found this to be a good attempt of a torch.  I wanted it to look slightly messy not perfect as it was not in a perfect setting.

 This was one set of my final illustrations, I wanted to show the items that are associated with a hero as well as the hero himself.

I wanted to have bold colours to make my illustrations stand out, to show people what really a hero is about.

I thoroughly enjoyed this illustration project as I got to do things that some people would not get to do in every day life... VISIT A FIRE STATION! lol