Ok, I have completed my first design for a client: Debbie Fang at
We first started on WordPress.com, but quickly discovered that customization there is extremely limited. So much so that I will be removing it as an option from my Questionnaire. For the curious – only the background and header are customizable in the free version, so it’s even more limited than Blogger in that capacity. To customize fonts, color palette and dig into the CSS, that is $30 per year. Yikes!
So, Debbie took the leap and picked up some webhosting via HostGator, and after providing me her login details, I installed the self-hosted WordPress version and got to work.
She wanted to use her existing logo graphics for her header, which was fine with me. Thankfully she had a copy of her business card in EPS format (a vector format that pretty much any vector program can use), which was a godsend as I was able to extract her original “Crysallis Creations” text logo along with the little rose, enlarge it with no blurring (vectors are about the best thing since sliced bread!), and then add it to a graphic from her earring card file to create a new, larger header.
I modified a nice theme, Glitter and Lace Theme, based on the Genesis Framework to match the blues in her header graphic, and after some minor tweaks here and there, I came up with something she is happy with.