Monday, October 26, 2009


I feel the the website 'inkd' is a wonderful idea! It is a website where designers can submit their designs to be picked and sold online. All of the designs are templates that anyone can buy to use and customize as their own. It also compensates the designer every time their design template is purchased.

It is a great way to run an ecommerce site and have many different options. Not only does it help inkd by having numerous amounts of different types of designs, but it also pays the designer as well.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Card Website

This is one of the websites that I am using for inspiration for my project in web. Bri and I are working together to come up with an e-commerce site that sells greeting cards. I have looked at many different sites and I like the most about this one. This site is very clean and organized. There isn't a bunch of textures and craziness in the background of the website to take away from the individual cards.

When designing mine I hope to keep it very organized and clean. I want it to be very easy for someone to find exactly what they are looking for. This is why I would want to incorporate a filter on the side like this website. This way the customer can easily and quickly find what they're looking for.

Friday, October 2, 2009


The Kuler website that a friend showed me is so helpful! It allows you to find a color scheme that works well together. It is very easy to use as well. I've been using it this semester for websites to help me pick a color scheme to use. I usually decide on a main color I would like to use and then go to this website. From there I can find more color that will work well with the color I chose.

I wish I would have noticed this site earlier on in college! It would have made life so much easier.

Once Wed

My friend from home recently got engaged and I have been spending a lot of time helping her plan her big day. After tiring out all of the normal wedding websites, I decided to see if I could find any helpful blogs. I did!

"Once Wed" is a blog that had pictures upon pictures of awesome ideas! There are great invitation designs and homemade centerpieces. There are many things on her we wouldn't have thought to try and that would not be on a normal wedding website.

I feel I could even apply this blog to designs for future projects and get inspiration from this site. There is a lot of do it yourself projects on the blog as well as really cool photographs. I would defiantly go to this site to get new edgy ideas for photographs.

Business Cards

There is a flickr account that I found online that has hundreds of business card examples. They are all very uncommon ones too. I find this site very helpful when I have to think of something new for a business card. The cards on this site use different types of media to print on. The cards are also cut into many different shapes and use different types of textures as well.

It is interesting to see all of these different ideas that I would have never thought of. They are all very creative. You can also see many different logos when you look at this flickr account that are on the cards. I will defiantly be getting inspiration for business cards from this site.