One of my clients is the owner of CrystalAcids. CrystalAcids is a database-driven site that focuses on voice actors and Asian cinema. The owner writes reviews (I’m the editor) and updates the database with information on voice actors and American releases of Japanese animation.
I chose to use pandas to create the CrystalAcids brand. The owner liked the cute site design and let me have fun with it. His one stipulation was that he wanted to keep the site blue. I utilized different shades of blue to create a site design that is far from bland or boring.
My job was to design the database pages and WordPress theme. My designs are almost complete; I reached a roadblock when the site programmer decided to switch from straight MySQL and PHP to Smarty. He started the conversion but has been too busy lately to finish it. When he finishes converting the database, I’ll be able to finish the design. Unfortunately, as of writing this the new site design is still not live.
Check out CrystalAcids in my Gallery for five images from the design. CrystalAcids is a nonprofit site and the work I’ve done for them has been pro bono.