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July 19, 2005 06:11 PM

Problem #1: Website Design

Over the last few days, I've been putting a lot of thought into what I want this site to actually look like. Surprisingly, I've got a lot of ideas. But again, I'm faced with the real possiblity that I could spend a lifetime trying to get the little blue globe in the banner centered over the sidebar, and still not succeed.

I've decided that the best way to solve my first barrier to entry is to throw money at the problem and see if I can't get it to go away. I've started exploring some options to have this site professionally designed so that it looks good and stays functional. Provided I can find somebody willing to take on the task I might be able to get away without too much damage to my bankroll. Surprisingly I wasn't able to find many people willing to perform this type of service... even for money.

I did manage to find a few though:

For some reason every designer I've found appears, at least on the surface, to be directing their marketing efforts at the female demographic. Though that doesn't mean they aren't perfectly capable of putting my own ideas into practice. Besides, beggars can't be choosers.

I've included a screenshot of what the site looks like at the time of posting to provide context to this post, just in case I actually go through with it and end up with a new site design.


p.s. Maybe things won't be so bad. I've managed to include links, an unordered list and an embedded image that actually functions as a thumbnail; definitely pushing the envelope, but still, it all seems to work.