I have been tossing around the idea of putting a new design up for Zenful Creations, my design portfolio, since the last CSS Reboot, but that great idea got 86’ed due to time constraints and Hurricane Wilma (what a time that was)!
After missing Adam’s event, I was bummed, so threw it on the back burner until around Christmas. I got that urge to re-align again, so I settled down into Photoshop to try to get something going for the next Reboot event.
As is my normal practice, I head off to to stock photography websites, this time iStockphoto.com, to peruse the keyword of “Zen” and see what inspirations await me. I took an immediate liking to a photo captured by a photographer there named Cecilia Lim and her photo titled “Simple Relaxation” – a shot of the single Frangipani flower, with a rock and the incense.
As soon as I saw this photo, my mind went in a million different directions, I designed FrangipaniZen, and then marked it up; I themed WordPress2.0 with it, and only had the “portfolio section” left to implement. I thought I was almost ready. Then after all that work, I decided I did not want to use it for the main site. I hate it when that happens!
So, since I still LOVE the photo, but just not enough for the main page, I have made a few adjustments to the original WordPress theme, and here it now lives, unwasted at least 🙂
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I just want to leave a comment to say that your new design is absolutely beautiful. Quiet, soft, clean and crisp all at the some time.
Thank you so much Cat for saying something about the design. I have not had anyone else let me know their thoughts on this look… mostly because it does not get as much attention as other areas of my site, and I have not drawn any attention to it with new posts.
When I can ever get some free time for personal projects, I think I want to enhance the comments area only slightly, and the quotes as well. I would like to make use of the Frangipani flower; maybe as the slightest hint of a background area or something.