Posted 12.05.2014 @ 7.27PM (Edited 12.05.2014 @ 7.29PM)
Ugh School Councils are the WORST groups to work for!
I haven't done a folder mockup in a while either but we also used to do them up to scale and bring along a blank one to get the dimensions and pocket info across.
Posted 12.05.2014 @ 7.22PM (Edited 12.05.2014 @ 7.24PM)
I think if the CEO was working over the shoulder on this it would have some Purple (because it's his daughters favourite colour) a starburst in the background to make it more exciting and a dropshadow to give it some depth.
I like it though - simple, complimentary to its history and clean enough to work on everyone else's websites without being too dominant. Think of the brief for this though - we want you to design a new logo that will be on almost every e-commerce site on the internet, being strong, but not dominating over anyone's site branding. On that front I think it works.
Posted 19.12.2013 @ 8.55AM (Edited 19.12.2013 @ 8.55AM)
The book Bjarni linked to, Ethan Marcotte's Responsive Web Design is a really easy to follow, great little book. If you're doing anything responsive I highly recommend it: http://www.abookapart.com/products/responsive-web-design
Posted 13.11.2013 @ 11.09AM
And yeah, I'm not a huge fan of <aside> because it is a little tricky to figure out where it should be used over something else.
When they started off with it needing to be immediately related to the content (like in my rough layout) and then expanded it to fulfil the sidebar-style role of 'additional and kinda related content.' So I'm left thinking well, I've marked the main section of the page and the sidebar really is just related or site-wide content and not *immediately* related to the main content of the page so.... section.
Posted 13.11.2013 @ 11.04AM
- form styles (contact form)
- image gallery (they always want one even if they don't need one or don't have any images for one!)
I've just finished my first WP theme in a long time using http://underscores.me/ to generate the basic skeleton and https://github.com/sabreuse/sassy_s to provide sass-based framework for the styles.
With these I was able to pretty quickly style up my custom site.
Another option is http://themble.com/bones/ (haven't used it but it is based on html5 boilerplate so should be pretty sturdy and comes with built-in SASS support)