*For those who wish to simply suggest an idea for a template do not hesitate to read the following as well since it contains the basic information I need to create a design.
The very first part of the design process is the header. The header is the very first thing people will notice when viewing your blog, it therefore needs to have the look and feel you want your readers to get from your blog as well as convey vital information such as title, tag line and topic.
+ TopicWhen contacting me please provide a description of how you see your blog, what it means to you and how you'd like others to view it. In other words, explain to me what your blog is all about. Of course, I do visit your blog and read a few posts but sometimes topics are a bit abstract or completely new to me so having a bit of information is a must. If you have an idea already of what you'd like your header to be do not hesitate to provide me with a description.
+ PurposeI will also need to know your blog's purpose. There are several purposes a blog can have (selling, reviews, personal, informational...) but basically I'd like to know if you wish for a more professional/business look or a personal journal look. The main difference is I tend to be more simplistic, more logo-ish for business type blogs in order to make them eye-catching and load faster.
+ Content & LayoutWhat do you plan on having on your blog? Ok, blog posts are a given! I guess I'm trying to ask if you wish for any special spots for special content likes ads, twitter thingy... And also if you would like a 2 or 3 column template?
Have a look at my template section to see the different kinds of layout I can create.
+ ColorsThis can also be discussed along side the topic since they are usually related but if you have any color preferences for your template please tell me when you contact me. I'll create a color scheme based on your wants. If you don't know what colors you'd like provide me with a few colors that you really do not like that way I'm sure of not picking those.
+ Character DesignOften, customers like the main character to resemble them. If you would like that, provide me with a short description of yourself or a photo. Sometimes, I receive requests for specific clothes, I try my best with those requests but I do not guarantee a specific outfit. But you can definitely choose between styles like casual, sexy, conservative, business, sporty...
Do not hesitate to be as detailed as possible when contacting me and to add any extra information I have not covered above.
+ Design Process
- Contact me and provide me with your basic idea of what you would like (theme, colors, and anything specific you think I should know).
- I will then send you a date for when I can begin work on your design, a series of more detailed questions. *Please be available to check your emails daily during the designing process.
- I will provide you with a selection of ideas for you to choose or discuss (usually 2 ideas sometimes more).
- The drawing of the header begins
- A revision of the header. (if needed)
- The creation of the layout, icons and dividers.
- A revision of the layout, icons and dividers. (if needed)
- Payment process.