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In which Mitchii shared a not-really-secret, secret.
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I don’t really share my thought process when it comes to designing. It’s not like I have some hidden jutsu behind it. Honestly I don’t. I thought my process is simple and ordinary. I hope inspiration do come easily but alas it doesn’t. I think I have very normal approach to it: when the inspiration strikes—it strikes! It comes from everything I see. Sometimes it came when I was window shopping and saw a piece of garment. The entire idea always came from a single piece.

Let’s broaden that topic: for example this theme, I was inspired by the owl in my blog’s header, which I also got the color palette with. Coincidentally it already has peach color, which as long as I’m creating theme designs for my blog will always have that color. I just want consistency. When I design, I don’t concentrate on the header or footer. I see the structure as a whole. In most times I repeated what I liked from my previous work. As they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So I don’t, I just refurbished it so it’ll look kinda new (well, kinda <- keyword here). It’s pretty obvious that a lot from my previous theme’s elements are still present—because I do like it. I just didn’t like how flat, how boring it was before—I want colors dammit! kao_sad

I sketched first on paper; the structure/layout then the design. I    designed a mock-up on photoshop. I spent so much time rearranging the features—to only ended up returning to how I first arranged it. Dang, I’m such a time waster. *coughs* When I liked it (sometimes I liked it only for a night, then scratched it entirely the next day & created a new one—another cycle of self-inflicted design sadism that night again—oh, it’s not always fun I tell you! Lots of hair pulling happens, ahaha….*laughter crumbles*

But there were times that I liked it. I liked it so much I was eager to code it asap. Yes, another round of frustrations because of my limited development skills. I also considered this when I design, I need to know how to code it. But there were days that miracles happened; times were everything works at first try! Hooray!!! I’m always accompanied by sweets and my music. I want music blasting to my ears; ironically it makes me relax. Yeah, I know I’m weird that way.

And that’s it! See no hidden jutsu behind it. Just lots of messing up! *laughs* Few moments of despair and lots, and lots of sweets and awesome Japanese music!!! They always help! kao_cheering But occasional mishaps withstanding, I do love what I’m doing, I really do love web design! heart_bounce

Note: Kindly refresh the blog for few times if you think it looks funky. You might’ve been viewing the cahed version.

2016 / 04 / 07

5 Responses to And then another theme just bites the dust!

  1. Cassidy says:

    Haha I’m extremely jealous of your design skills. I do need to learn to design on wordpress though currently I’ve only touched blogger. Great new design btw.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Aw~ thanks Cassidy. I’m tempted to try blogger but because I don’t use it (never had actually), I’m not sure it’ll be good enough. I want to design websites/platforms I personally use. ;D

    • Chri says:

      (ahhh sorry I pressed enter too quickly so it looks like I just screamed at you .-. whoops)

      Your designs just get better and better each time *O* I love how you have that signature style and everything’s so pretty and there’s something about it that just screams rainyink although everything’s been given a makeover and ahhhhh it’s so nice. (on a sidenote, your comment box is a little funky? I tried clearing my cache a couple times, but it still remains the same: the field where I type this comment is this teeny strip besides the email box, so I can input a comment, but I can’t actually see what I’m typing)

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Thanks! I’m still tweaking some stuff so it might look odd but I’m glad that you liked it. I tested the comment & it’s working fine. Will run a test again to make sure. Thank you again, I just want some colors & add some fun to the design, glad it looks OK. <33333

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