Welcome to the inside scoop.

MaganLe.com version 5 is a centered, two-column, fixed-width, 990px-wide website fully conceived on July 2009. It is an orange theme inspired by paint and textiles, containing completely hand-coded, valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.1 using Espresso (kudos to the MacHeist3 Bundle) on a MacBook Pro running Leopard. The design, coding, and content are all by Magan Le, unless otherwise specified.


Behind the Scenes

News on the home page scroll thanks to wSlide. The news section itself is powered by ExpressionEngine. Images in the portfolio pop up beautifully thanks to Lightbox 2. The contact form is pretty much the only thing in PHP. Yes, I'm guilty of being poorly versed in PHP and JavaScript. I've decided to keep musings on an unedited WordPress theme. Search is powered not by Google, but by Atomz. Take that!

On Stage

Much of the color palette is owed to BobWestbrook's self-declared genius on COLOURlovers. I added another color, Bayonne Board. The header is made of Circlebox Textures' Ink Stained Board Textures and various splatter, spray, and watercolor brushes from Tutorial9's article in Adobe Photoshop CS2. I apologize for not remembering from which collection I used specific brushes. If you see your brush used here and would like credit, let me know. One of the brushes was also used as a mask to create my social media icons. If you'd like your own set, contact me. I'd love to help!

The ML logo is constructed out of the font, Arial Black, using Adobe Illustrator CS2 to round out the corners. I used Laughing Lion Design's tutorial to create the letterpress effect on the logo to match the website's design. The Magan Le signature in the footer uses the decorative type, Olho de Boi, created by Billy Argel who has some other pretty awesome fonts. The font used in the teal headings is the beautiful serif type, Georgia. Content is typed in Trebuchet MS, a personal, long-time, favorite sans-serif.

If there's anything else I'm missing, or you would like to learn more about my design or process, don't hesitate to ask me. :) I'm also available to create usable graphics and websites for you.


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