Here is the planning stage of the 2015 version of ‘Le Ciel Azuré’ Portfolio Site’.
Part.1: Plan and Purpose of the website
- Displaying my works, including design (package, branding, graphic, web and etc.), illustration (tranditional and digital), photography.
- Discrabing the projects (of design) I directed and participated.
- To connect with clients (who are looking for an individual designer) and employers (for the recruit of design studios and other creative companies).
Part.2: Style Research, Moodboard
The 1st moodboard displays the scrolling and flat-design style of website which is on-trend, elegant and friendly to mobile device.
The 2nd moodboard displays the sites look likely to belong to design studio and common business site. The style is creative under strudy construct so it look strong in professionality.
The 3rd moodboard displays the gallery style websites. It was the most prefered website for designers before the scrolling one-page website become popular. The style shows the work clearly and is powerful in SEO.
Part.3: Sitemap and Wireframe
The site is planned to have sub-categories under the gallery (portfolio) section. It will be the multi-paged site to provide the best SEO result, with the planning 3 styles.
The first one features the navi-bar on the top which is supposed to be a more convenient UI especially to mobile device, like this site does. The second one have a seperated navi bar, look like this or this one. The third one is similar to the second but more simple, just features a plain background to show the navi-bar with letter, like this or this one.
There are the plans of the pages for contents, which features the seamless gallery, which shows the pop-up after clicking every thumbnail.