Any guns for hire?

by Lee Hopkins on February 23, 2006 · 29 comments

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Calling all css designers

Call out to the wild:
“Anyone interested in a design project?”

If you are a budding designer, keen to try designing for blogs and websites, or else you know someone who is, then please get in contact.

Loose requirements:

  • Must be a design that works for both this blog and my main website

  • Must be designed in css

  • Must be professional looking

  • Needs to be a passionate hybrid of the following: Allan Jenkins’ superb-looking blog and Derek Hanson’s superb csszengarden design

  • If possible and where practical use the css-driven drop-down menus designed by Eric Meyer (found in More Eric Meyer on CSS, pages 120-148)

  • Design must work in both IE/Win and normal standards-compliant browsers such as FireFox.

I can supply some or all of the imagery that might be required — such as a blank post-it note, for example (found in Derek’s zengarden design).

Know anyone looking for a challenge and who wants some good publicity? Get in touch…


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  • http://andreaweckerlecopywriting.typepad.com/new_millennium_pr/ Andrea Weckerle

    Lee, I sent a link of this post to someone I know who designs blogs and websites. I hope they’ll get in touch.

  • http://andreaweckerlecopywriting.typepad.com/new_millennium_pr/ Andrea Weckerle

    Lee, I sent a link of this post to someone I know who designs blogs and websites. I hope they’ll get in touch.

  • Lee

    Thanks Andrea – much appreciated! p.s. I’ve just filled in the ‘what was your major?’ quiz — ooops!

  • Lee

    Thanks Andrea – much appreciated! p.s. I’ve just filled in the ‘what was your major?’ quiz — ooops!

  • http://fabadger.blogspot.com/ Dan Hill

    Have you been fiddling today or has that big grey and red Communicate with Passion! section of your logo always been there?

  • http://fabadger.blogspot.com Dan Hill

    Have you been fiddling today or has that big grey and red Communicate with Passion! section of your logo always been there?

  • Lee

    Blimey — you ARE observant, aren’t you!
    Yes, been fiddling while Rome burned… Figured it made a good ‘hook’ since I say it at the end of every podcast.

  • Lee

    Blimey — you ARE observant, aren’t you!
    Yes, been fiddling while Rome burned… Figured it made a good ‘hook’ since I say it at the end of every podcast.

  • http://fabadger.blogspot.com/ Dan Hill

    I put my neck on the line. Either the 4th and final day off work was going to show some real dividends and I pick up on things in a flash, or I’m seeing things which are already there (which is just as dangerous seeing things that aren’t there, on occasion).

    The expression is synonymous with you, it has to be here!

    I would, of course, offer you my services at an unbeatable price (I’m on the CSS learning curve myself), but it took me two days to get my cocomments page together. And that still isn’t perfect yet.

    Damn Internet Explorer…!

  • http://fabadger.blogspot.com Dan Hill

    I put my neck on the line. Either the 4th and final day off work was going to show some real dividends and I pick up on things in a flash, or I’m seeing things which are already there (which is just as dangerous seeing things that aren’t there, on occasion).

    The expression is synonymous with you, it has to be here!

    I would, of course, offer you my services at an unbeatable price (I’m on the CSS learning curve myself), but it took me two days to get my cocomments page together. And that still isn’t perfect yet.

    Damn Internet Explorer…!

  • Lee

    hahaha — feel your pain! That’s why I put in the proviso about Win/IE and Ffox — because Win/IE is notorious for being standards non-compliant!

  • Lee

    hahaha — feel your pain! That’s why I put in the proviso about Win/IE and Ffox — because Win/IE is notorious for being standards non-compliant!

  • http://allanjenkins.typepad.com/ Allan Jenkins

    Hey Lee, what are those funky-dunky icons you have at the bottom of the post?

  • http://allanjenkins.typepad.com Allan Jenkins

    Hey Lee, what are those funky-dunky icons you have at the bottom of the post?

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Ahh, young master Jenkins, those are autopost links for other less-popular services than Flickr, Technorati and the like…

    It’s a WordPress plugin slotted in by the kind and wise Ben Hamilton for me.

    The colours are nice, hey?

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    Ahh, young master Jenkins, those are autopost links for other less-popular services than Flickr, Technorati and the like…

    It’s a WordPress plugin slotted in by the kind and wise Ben Hamilton for me.

    The colours are nice, hey?

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    And I figured out how the ‘related posts’ works in RocketPost: it automatically picks up frm your technorati tags on a post any previous posts with the same technorati tags.

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    And I figured out how the ‘related posts’ works in RocketPost: it automatically picks up frm your technorati tags on a post any previous posts with the same technorati tags.

  • http://www.geocities.com/claren44/radio Clarence Jones

    Although I don’t use it for my blog (I use Blogger & one of their CSS templates), I am on my second template from oswd.org for my webcast/personal site (www.geocities.com/claren44/radio). The template I use now (Reflection) has been screwed up & fixed…er, modified by moi several times. All templates are free & many if not all validate as CSS & XHTML. Just substitute image(s) & content & you are set.
    I first heard you on FIR, & now subscribe to your podcast. Having run a webcast for 4 years, I appreciate how little time you can steal for the podcast, so I thank you for any future shows you can find time to create.
    Love & Peace, Clarence Jones

  • http://www.geocities.com/claren44/radio Clarence Jones

    Although I don’t use it for my blog (I use Blogger & one of their CSS templates), I am on my second template from oswd.org for my webcast/personal site (www.geocities.com/claren44/radio). The template I use now (Reflection) has been screwed up & fixed…er, modified by moi several times. All templates are free & many if not all validate as CSS & XHTML. Just substitute image(s) & content & you are set.
    I first heard you on FIR, & now subscribe to your podcast. Having run a webcast for 4 years, I appreciate how little time you can steal for the podcast, so I thank you for any future shows you can find time to create.
    Love & Peace, Clarence Jones

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    G’day Clarence,

    And I have heard your sweet, gentle, dulcet tones on FIR, too! {smile} Which is why I am able to imagine you actually *saying* the words you typed.

    Re your templates — from where did you get them? Are they part of the geocities package? Are they free for anyone to pinch/purloin/screw up and fix?

    I’ll keep podcasting as often as I can — thanks for understanding that time is sometimes a rare commodity.

    God bless,
    Lee

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    G’day Clarence,

    And I have heard your sweet, gentle, dulcet tones on FIR, too! {smile} Which is why I am able to imagine you actually *saying* the words you typed.

    Re your templates — from where did you get them? Are they part of the geocities package? Are they free for anyone to pinch/purloin/screw up and fix?

    I’ll keep podcasting as often as I can — thanks for understanding that time is sometimes a rare commodity.

    God bless,
    Lee

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  • http://www.five2nine.co.uk/ Sam Smith

    Lee,

    Andrea Weckerle (one of your regular readers) pointed me in your direction. I run a design agency in the UK specialising in web design, blog design/integration/PR and new media strategy. If you’re still interested in getting someone to help you out with a design overhaul I’d be happy to ‘talk’ it over with you and see if we can help. You can check out our site at www,five2nine.co.uk and my personal blog at http://publickthoughts.blogspot.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Sam

    *Apologies if I’ve also sent this a number of times to your email. I wasn’t sure if the form on your site was working and I wanted to make sure it got to you*

  • http://www.five2nine.co.uk Sam Smith

    Lee,

    Andrea Weckerle (one of your regular readers) pointed me in your direction. I run a design agency in the UK specialising in web design, blog design/integration/PR and new media strategy. If you’re still interested in getting someone to help you out with a design overhaul I’d be happy to ‘talk’ it over with you and see if we can help. You can check out our site at www,five2nine.co.uk and my personal blog at http://publickthoughts.blogspot.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Sam

    *Apologies if I’ve also sent this a number of times to your email. I wasn’t sure if the form on your site was working and I wanted to make sure it got to you*

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Hey Sam, thanks for dropping by (and ‘thanks’, Andrea, for the referral). I’ll be in toucn via email. Cheers, Lee

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    Hey Sam, thanks for dropping by (and ‘thanks’, Andrea, for the referral). I’ll be in toucn via email. Cheers, Lee

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