5.10.07

Le New Look



Still working on updating our website. It's taking forever, but once I finished designing the logo, I decided to go ahead and just upload a few pages at a time, instead of finishing the whole website. I'll be talking about the changes here and would love some feedback as we go along.


For now, I'm still waiting for participation in the Blog Action Day artwork project - So far, only Neda and Alfonso have submitted their collages (you can see them in the home page slides).


Que pasa, people? Saving the earth is not inspiring you to come up with something? or, gulp... not worth your time? Time is running out - hurry up, vamos, allez, yalla, andare, пойти


J'ai decidé de telecharger le "new look" de notre site, Maraya Galleries, sans avoir tout fini. Trop de travail à faire - je ferais tous les changements petit à petit. J'aimerais bien discuter des étapes à entreprendre pour en faire un site agréable à visiter, et donc, j'apprècierais énormément tous commentaires, idées et suggestions à propos du design et du contenu du site.


A propos du contenu, que se passe-t-il avec votre participation au Blog Action Day? Jusqu'à présent, je n'ai que les collages de Neda et Alfonso à mettre sur le site. Eh bien? Allez, allez, le temps file, il n'y a plus que quelques jours pour finir votre projet. Le monde attend!

14 comments:

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Hmmm...
My initial feedback on the logo is that the text for Maraya seems just a little heavy for my particular tastes. It seems like it fights with the image underneath, instead of working with each other.
As for Oct 15, taking care of my world has been taking precedence. I may get inspired yet. We'll see.
~Sue

Jin said...

Rima, j'implore ta clémence!! je n'ai pas encore eu le temps de faire ce que je pensais et je vais aavoir un w.e. très chargé (travail de traduction urgentissime). je te demande un peu de patience, la semaine prochaine je t'envoie quelque chose. sorry for the delay, my dear!

au fait, je n'arrive pas à voir le travail d'Alfonso dans le site de Maraya. c'est normal? mais celui de Neda me plait beaucoup, on pouvait s'y attendre!

pour ce qui est du new look, je suis un peu d'accord avec Sue. il me semble que les deux éléments pourraient être côte à côte et que tous deux y gagneraient.peut-être aussi que cette peinture est un peu "brouillée", ou trop riche en détails, pour figurer en logo?

Frances said...

I will do something - I promise. What about you? Have you done an image yet? eh? eh? eh?
LOL
Love the new look. I like the strong text balancing the space. But then I am a Mediterranean - I like definition and plenty of white space and light.

Julie said...

I'll make something...I just have to wrap up the World Card Making Day festivities this weekend and then I can make my "green" piece. ;) Count me in! (I hope I don't miss the time limit...I didn't see a cut off...but I need until Monday or Tuesday- is that ok?)

dianeclancy said...

Hi Rima, My initial take was like Sue's of a little heavy on the the Maraya text - it doesn't look as clean as it could if it were a little finer (does this make sense? I mean the cursive graphic not quite as heavy). But Frances is saying she likes it that way, so maybe some of it is cultural taste.

I have just spent a lot of the day on a graphic programs ... changing the amount of strokes on text - because too much made it fuzzier looking.

I am quickly stopping by and glad to look again and say more later if that is helpful.

I am planning a piece - I just have 3 jobs all wanting very soon ... but count me in!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com

Neda said...

I like it (hint hint :)..Rima, maybe if you zoom closer, maybe we can see it better. I know how much time and effort you are spending on making the gallery even better. Love and kisses, ma cherie .

Bobbie said...

I love the new look. Seems like webpages need re-inventing every so often just to keep interest. I KNOW what work this is to do the coding for the pages and it ain't easy, no matter what they say.

As I told Neda, I am working, working, working on my environmental post. I have about 5 images and am starting to narrow down and so will make decision and be done this weekend. I am working on the text to go along with my image for my post. Great-grannies are slow you know. I wouldn't let you down, as this cause is very important. Just think, what would happen if you couldn't even drink a glass of water because it is so polluted. No, diet coke does not apply here.

p.s. thanks for decoding the problem on my blog with the =.

Sweet Irene said...

Dear Rima, I'm afraid my mind is not quite cooperating with me just now and I will have to forgo the pleasure of making an environmental image. I will write a post on the appointed day, but do not expect a miracle from this woman. helas. I wish all of you a lot of luck with your images, though.

Beverley said...

I like this. It is a nice clean look which will highlight the work.
I am going to make a contribution, which I have been thinking of for some time.

belinha said...

hello Rima!!I did not know that my blog was taht lazy!:-)I'll see what I can do.I have too many things in it I guess...I'm going to clean it a bit.In fact I have a lot of things that I don't need.Thank you for letting me know.Have a nice Sunday!Well, my bikini is red and dark blue...not dots!!!:-)I made all these collages in Algarve.I just had one magazine and I stole another.With two magazines I managed to do 12 collages.I found that amazing,really.I had trouble with sleeping so I did it while I was awake instead of counting sheep...

belinha said...

Hello again!Check it now and tell me if it is better now...I will remove some more stuff but fo rnow I must leave...;-)

Beverley said...

Todays blog has prompted me to make my own art work. It is on my blog of today. I will scan you the polished result before October 15.

belinha said...

Thank you for letting me know!:-)

belinha said...

A colagem vai viajar até ao Canada_Collage is going Canada
Obrigada por ter participado!_Thank you for joining my collage giveaway!