Few things I enjoyed a few years ago like creating websites. Graphic design a bit, but giving birth to a website fills me with great pride and some form of technical understating. Attention to detail. And no other website is better to put together, as a ‘creative’, such as your own. You’re literally free to do anything you want. And so I did. I am silly in a way so I had to throw in some silly lines here and there. Also, now I have a single point of reference for my hobby of being a DJ as well as a page I can point people who would like to access my mixes to.
This new site incorporates a design style I founded (or rather one I’ve never seen anywhere else in the world wide web) which is a single page. Accessible from any platform such as phones as well and I had to consider the likes of computers with mice as well as touchscreen devices when designing it. Yes, it will look similar to the F5 Website, which I also put together a few years ago, and the idea is to navigate the entire web page on the landing page. All ‘sub-pages’ are actually low-resolution images so that the site can open easily and quickly on even a slow net connection.
Now, this does NOT mean I am now looking to become a big shot DJ. No. It hopefully indicates that I am serious about life.
Sunday evening, 19 January 2014, I gave birth to this here baby that you can visit at this link:
Check it out. Book me. I need the moola! Lol. No, for real (-_-“)
I have always imagine I would brand myself some way or some how some day. I have actually been doing the DJing “thing” for longer than I can care to remember. Okay I lie – since 2003. I played at a party where I ‘dropped’ a track called “Casablanca”. I was basically escorted away from the DJ booth shortly afterwards. It took another 3 years to get that dream up and running again by playing at a varsity party in 2006. Which went well-ish. Well, you know the usual poor DJ struggle – Virtual DJ and no other real equipment…
Fast forward to 2014 and I am finally on the brink of my first official, and paying, gig!
MAMA I’VE MADE IT
It is fair to say I am a little dramatic. And so I went and branded myself as DJ Vinmeister officially. Got a website up and running at all (Check next post). All this in one Sunday where I had just enough peace and quiet to do whatever I pleased. And so I did. I introduce:
This might seem silly, but I am clearly making a plan to drive you to my blog. Hahahaha!
If you received an invite via email – please feel free to RSVP here. Cheapest RSVP website solution EVER! 😀 There is no dress code and if this invite doesn’t look like a bank note then… I have failed /(._.)\
Click on the images below to view them in better detail.
In case the party terms don’t seem legible here they are:
– If you’re bringing anyone with you kinldy let me know.
– If you can’t come – that’s cool.
– A wrapped gift is compulsory. Almost anything goes.
– No gifts over the value of R50 please.
– Money is discouraged. Unless it’s in R1 coins. Seriously.
– 1 gift per family/couple.
– No underwear – seriously. Don’t even try be funny -_____-
– No perishables. It WILL go to waste.
– If you gave me a gift – don’t be dof. Don’t bring a gift.
– If you have special dietary requirements – let me know.
– There is no miss party here.
– There will be no miss party here.
– I’m glad you understand.
– I will supply food. In fact I will cook for you. I will supply little to no booze so try bring that. For you & yours. Not me.
– I’m a bachelor. This is not an excuse, but please bring casual seating/cooler.
– No poker or karaoke will be played here.
– No skhotane stunts will go down here. No.
– Party will end promptly at 20:00 because neighbours + security will make it suck for us otherwise.
A project I’ve had on my mind for months, but sadly not a design we will use. I actually threatened the client, BerrieFitness, that I would smash in his knee cap should he not take this design. Now I will have to borrow a bat somewhere and carry out my promise. Poor guy.
One of my favourite brochure designs from 2010. Had about 2000 printed which measured the height of an A5 document, but only half the width thereof (just for perspective). A client, CasaNyumba, not afraid of different views on very common marketing tools.
Mocha Brown Hospitality is the brainchild of a former school mate. She’s seen some work I’ve done before and her business was, of course, most welcome. There’s a definite look and feel to my logo designs and this is yes another example of this. I’m learning to incorporate some floral bits to some designs and I think it is working. Well, clients seem happy thus far :p
So that design I put up on March 29th (I went and checked) has been up and running for just over a month now 😀 It isn’t complete as the version “0.1” suggests, but we’re still ‘sewing’ this baby together. We’ve been scoring a lot of unique hits on the website and if that’s remotely any sign of things to come then this could be a monster! I have noticed some issues on Safari and most likely on Google Chrome. I need some time to sort this issue out. Really beats me as to why these companies don’t follow ONE standard with browsers. *sigh*
Over and above that we’re working on easy ways to upload news, music, videos and all. We would like this website to run itself in a way.
Still in design-phase and I’ve had to adjust the design a bit, fonts, images used and the colour scheme. Along with that was a change to the background as well in order to make the entire look and feel as light as possible. The existing website can be viewed at http://www.fancyaffairs.co.za – which should in a way explain the layout of the website. Anyway, this is the result thus far:
This is a project I got word on late last year and finally the client is ready to go with the project. For a change I had absolutely everything before I started working on this design – preferred layout, images, wording and all. Very nifty and for once I can actually say it is possible I will finish the project in record time 🙂