Since the site is just one page, I figured if I got help with a decent banner, I could put together the rest of the site. I created a project on 48HoursLogos asking for help with designing the banner. Here is the initial page I created to help the designers see how simple this site really was. (The original name was TammyBook.com). I was only asking them for something to replace the TammyBook.com banner at the top.
Here are some of the submissions I received.
I like them all and they each have their strengths. However, when I saw the last one with the children, I was hooked. I had thought about a building block to convey the idea that this site is about children. I worked with the designer, and he came up with the next version.
This is closer, but the block didn’t look like the classic building block I was thinking of. I found a picture on Google and uploaded it for him to see what I was thinking.
This was the final contest winner. He added the “lines” in the block and produced this.
Good design to me is like obscenity. I may not be able to describe it, but I know it when I see it. This one just worked for me.
I was “nearly” convinced. I liked the the new site. My only concern was that it may look a little “too polished” and we might lose the personal connection with the visitors. I submitted the two versions in a FeedBack Army project to get some feedback from other people. To my surprise, some people actually preferred the first site, but the majority liked the new site.
When a visitor fills out the form on the site, we receive an email Using the Amazon SES SMTP Interface.
- Asp.Net MVC, C#, Razor
- Amazon SES SMTP