A NEWCOMER TO THIS BLOG, Abby Westcott has submitted two pages for your review and comment.
Here are Abby’s pages, followed by her note:
Just happened upon your blog and thought I’d send 2 of my life pages to you. We have a food page once a week, so these are the two latest.
We did a redesign back in May which was ad based. We now have the lovely pleasure of competing with ads of the front of sections (including 1A) and designing pages so we don’t clash with them too badly. Sometimes it makes designing the page difficult, but I have grown accustomed to it and have fine-tuned some of my techniques because of it.
I am a fan of using huge headlines and drop caps whenever I can, and these two pages are great examples of that!
I would love any comments!”
So…what are your thoughts? How do you feel about the ads running along the right side? How about the dark blue in the section flag? And the orange headlines, rules and tint block? How about the type running over the popcorn toward the bottom of the first page? Like? Don’t like? Works. Doesn’t work?
Let’s let Abby know.