And again – I need to apologise for not blogging last week . . . .
. . . I have been feeling lousy with a kidney infection for the past 10 days and and not able to do anything at all . . . . .
. . . . luckily I had just completed a big project and was in between jobs so it has not had a drastic impact on my workload and I haven’t had to upset any of you lovely customers.
but now I am over the worst and although not 100% at least able to start doing a little bit I can see the light at the end of the tunnel . . . . .
. . . . and that in itself is enough for a bit of party celebration – reason number 1 . . . . .
. . . when you’re feeling low it gives you plenty of time to reflect on appreciating all the everyday and normal things in your life. . . and feel a little bit less glass half empty!
I also had an email from my website coding and hosting affiliates at DBN web design to let me know that a website I designed many moons ago had finally gone live which is . . . . .
Reason number 2 for a party celebration . . . .
. . . after I put the time and effort in creating a great looking front end design for your website then comes the waiting game . . .
. . . . while DBN work their magic on the back end functionality . . .to make all the design work come to life. . .
. . .so when it all comes to fruition then it really is a good party celebration day . . . .
. . . but particularly in this case when the website in question is called Party celebrations 4U
They can provide everything you need for organising your party / event / wedding. . . . and in particular they provide beautiful wedding mandaps for Indian weddings.
The party celebration website is a glittering presentation in richly royally themed colours . . . .
. . according to the clients request . .
the client Garry was a fairly typical customer nice and friendly, not got too many ideas . . . which is why he needs me . . . .
. . . . but as well as knowing the colours he wanted to use . . . and had seen another site that he really loved that he wanted his website to be like.
. . .while this is always very useful, the main ethos of my business being Wild Ideas ORIGINAL graphic design means that . . .
. . . . I will only take inspiration from other websites and absolutely will not blatantly copy them.
So how to make your Design look like the one you like without looking like the one you like . . . now there’s a trick.
The site in question had a textured background subtly reminiscent of the kind of flock wallpaper you sometimes see in Indian restaurants . . .
. . so I started completely from scratch and created a unique design for Garry . . . .
. . . and then I used subtle elements of his source site for the basis of my own design.
Garry also provided 2 – 3 quality images from events he had organised that make a powerful impression on the carousel of his home page.
Party celebrations already have their own logo so I did not need to do anything further, as they were happy with this. . . .
. . . and after spending time playing about with the colour combinations mixes and balance to get this right . . . his request for gold and purple works really well.
Unfortunately everyone only sees the finished job . . . .
. . . . they don’t see the blood sweat and tears of the 20 or so party celebration design options I might go through to achieve this.
I also created a bespoke magical swirl reminiscent of the Genie emerging from Aladdin’s lamp . . . .
. . .this background decoration hopefully suggests an aura of party celebration magic that this company endeavour to achieve for you . . .
. . . with your themed parties . . . . balloon decorations . . . catering . . . live bands . . . venue decoration . . . in fact, everything you need to create a perfect event for your party celebration whatever the reason.
As ever, the design was passed over to my colleagues at DBN for coding building and hosting and the client was encouraged to provide information relating to all the pages that he had happily approved for his website design.
. . . and then comes the waiting . . . . .
. . . the party celebration website went on hold in the back burner until Garry finally managed to write enough content to put the site live.
I guess it when you’re busy in your business that’s fantastic . . . . . you’ve got lots of things to organise
. . . . but if you’ve asked us to create something for you then you will need to put a little bit of input in yourself.
I am actually really pleased with the look of this website the colours are lush and rich . . . . it draws you in it’s just got a happy feeling about it and I really like it. (you may not agree).
Remember if you need help organising a special event then get in touch with Party celebrations 4U . . . . getting in the mood for your party will be easier than you think with their help.
So reason number 3 for a party celebration
. . . it’s nearly Christmas
if you hadn’t already realised we are now into the Christmas season . . . . and you can either love it or hate it . . . but there’s no denying Christmas is definitely a reason for a party celebration.
I used to be a little bit Bah Humbug in November but whether it’s just because of the children . . . . . . and I’ve started getting a bit more organised a bit earlier. . . .
. . . .I just feel like I’m getting into the swing of things and it cheers me up looking forward to Christmas . . .
. . . .what the heck there are enough other days to feel lousy (as I have just experienced) . . . . any excuse to smile.
party celebration number 4
. . . and talking of children . . . . do your children frustrate you as much as mine . . would a whole day / week / month (too much to hope for?) where you don’t have to tell them off be worth your own personal party celebration
. . .well with December just a week away then why not get your orders in for one of my “being good for Santa advent charts” . . . .
these are great incentives to get you little ones on their best behaviour . . . . that has got to be worth a party celebration . . . . number 4.
. . . and party celebration number 5?
well if your branding / website is in need of a refresh . . . or if you still don’t have any at all, then give me a call and see what I can do for you . . .
in 2017 you could have your own brand new website to have a party celebration for!
and if yours is OK then please share with your contacts who might be looking.
This blog is created and written entirely by Linda Wild
Thanks for reading.