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HerSpace Website

July 21, 2007 No comments

I still go back and forth deciding whether website should be one or two words. I thought two was correct for so long, but I've been seeing it as one word an awful lot.

I'm looking for web work these days to keep me busy until January, so I'm in the process of updating my resume, as well as the portfolios the creative talent agencies host at their web sites. (See, without thinking…two words.) As I was typing my description into their field, and if you've ever filled out anything similar, usually you don't know the character limit until after you type it in. Ok, so I said, “No, I'm not going to click submit and have my description deleted, or cropped to the point where I can't remember the rest of it. Uh-uh. Apple-A, Apple-C, Bitch.”

Yeah, that's what happened. That's why there's a post now. Why the hell not? I never promote my work here, or at least not very often. Every record label, band artist, designer, writer, director, as well as people who I don't even know what they do send me bulletins, and blog updates on myspace. So, fuck it. You can always delete me as a friend. And I could do the same, but I don't. Not usually, most I've added for one reason or another.

So here's something I made. The HerSpace website. It was awhile ago, and probably not as good as the candle I made out of melted and cooled crayons at the YMCA as a kid. But still.

Ok…next paragraph is the description as I intended it. It's not set off by any special boxes or anything, and since it's about web design work I should probably do that, but I won't. thisblogismyblog is my writing outlet, not web design outlet. Version 2.0 of tbimb will have some of that, but not just yet.

While living in the Red Bank, NJ area, I tried to support many of the local businesses that were walking distance from my home. A flyer hanging on a wall promoting a Sun Ra concert evolved into becoming the web designer hired by advertising agency Ansorge Unlimited to create a web presence for their client. We bounced some ideas back and forth as to the main page and what information and headers needed to be included. I took it from there and developed the navigation and the look and feel for all the interior pages. I still do updates for this web site as requested, and may in the future create a blog for them as well. Did I describe my role well enough ? Let's see…umm…programming, layout, graphic design (they designed the logo, though), CSS, Javascript rollovers, embedded video, sub-navigation, and I even registered the site with as many search engines and directories as I could find. That's about it. This was was a pretty large project for me, and I'm quite proud of the way it turned out.

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