I mentioned it before, but my initial idea for this site was for everything (the main site and the individual comic sites) to have the same color scheme and maybe one or two layouts. However, when I set up the site for Willow, I changed my mind about having one look for everything, and now I have a new color scheme (among other simple variations in design) for every story.
The color scheme and primary layout I initially used is actually the black-and-white layout for Fear Without A Name. With all the stories given a unique look, it felt odd for Fear to be the only one identical to the main site. That’s why I decided on a(nother) visual overhaul. The night sky has always felt magical and beautiful to me, so I settled on a night sky theme and created the background. I based my site colors on the most prominent shades in the image, with some faintly purple and blue tones for variation.
It’s taken a surprisingly long time to finish all of this site work. I technically started back in September last year, about 6 months ago. It’s odd. Those six months didn’t feel like a long time until I looked back.
Though it started in September, the update work didn’t really get moving until around the new year due to various life circumstances. I started rewriting the CSS for my comics in an easier-to-edit format and fixed up the designs to suit each of my comics. That took about a month to wrap up, which kind of makes me feel bad for taking so long to finish it.
Despite being much simpler by comparison, I didn’t get around to finishing the main site until about two days ago. I did, however, get everything finished up in the same day.
I’m really happy with how everything turned out. I do have one page to add to the main site, but the images needed for it are still in progress. However, I think it’ll be a very handy page, especially as I write more stories.