I had a look at ideas for a logo I could produce, and I wanted to keep it simple and precise. I found these examples of logos from Design 7 Studio that manipulate certain letters in the word to emphasize what the word was talking about. I really like the style that has been used in some of them and keeping it all really simple.
I sketched out a small idea of how I may want my homepage to look like, and jotted a few notes on the features I would like. Although I am familiar with WordPress, which I am currently using for my blog, I have also got a lot of experience working on Wix.com, which is also a free site you can develop a website on. I have previously used Wix for my A-Level photography work, and I found it really easy to navigate and use.
The benefit of using Wix also, is that it allows you to have a preview appearance of what it would also look like on a mobile site, as well as on desktop, giving variance of a different browser and how it may look. I tried this out with my old website, and realised some of the flaws of looking at my pages from a mobile-view site, even by testing it out my own mobile.
The benefits of using Wix, is that you can have a completely blank template and redesign it to your desired choice. It has a lot of features and links you can use without having to pay, but also will give you the additional luxuries if you do subscribe.
I had a go at designing a logo for my website based on what I had looked at. Because I know I want to keep my theme as plain and simple as possible to allow the images from my portfolio to stand out more, I thought of having a really plain logo to represent my website. I wanted my title to be called ‘Emily Alldis Designs’ to make it easy for people to be able to find on the safari, and I liked the idea of using the initials to create something.
Using thin lines and merging the letters together I thought went quite well as you can blend them, and I would like to experiment to play with the colour scheme, although I would like to keep it neutral.