When I first began designing my website, I decided to build the look and structure of the website around one image, aiming to keep the pages uniform and simple. I also wanted an image that would be visually pleasing and reflect my interest in photography and design.
After going back through my image archives, I settled on a photo I had taken of my Kodak Brownie camera shortly after I had acquired it. I added my own text and used it to make an image map for my site’s splash page. I removed all the text and simplified the lines and colors in Photoshop, using the resized image as a template for the buttons on the site’s menus. I added a rollover effect on the buttons to create the impression of a shutter snapping.
“Kodak Brownie” June 26, 2008
“Kodak Brownie Image Map” September 18, 2008
“Kodak Brownie Button” September 18, 2008