I enjoyed doing Project 1 with my team. It was a good experience building a site from scratch. I was comfortable doing the design but would have liked a taste of doing the coding. At first I was a little hesitant to try that but in retrospect I think it would have been a valuable skill to learn. I’m sure our project would have paid dearly for my inexperience. It looks like Tim and Erika are doing a good job in their roles and I am curious to see the final cut.
There are a few things I would have liked to have done given more time. I would have liked to spent more time on the products page. I used the color coded blocks for each of the tasty drinks but it was supposed to match the photos of each drink. I also wanted to abbreviate the titles of the drink as a little quirk for branding similar to how Adobe abbreviates their products. For example, TD – Turkish Delight. Graphically I think it could have looked cool with the colored boxes. Given more time I would have liked to have tried it out.
I also would have liked to spend time working on a better logo aside from a simple text one. I could have spent more time working on it but I’m glad I didn’t because of the time it took to get the pages in order.
Overall I’m happy with the layout of the page. I quickly sketched it out first on Wix to get an idea of what I wanted it to look like. I’ve used Wix for many sites and am used to the program which helped me to test out some of the layout before I had to commit to making it happen on photoshop, a medium I’ve never used to design a site. It worked out great though and I’m glad I was able to transfer the idea in between the two.