Hi!~ I believe I posted in the wrong category w/ my last post, so, I'll post this one in the right area!
Well, okie dokie then... Here's the scoop. I'd prefer if you'd PM me w/ your prices, or, if you don't care about everyone knowing your business, go ahead & leave a public message
I have started a new 'zine... It's about various kinds of music, anime, movies, asian films and occasionally includes reviews of magicians shows and just oddball stuff like that... it will soon expand to include other areas on entertainment as well. We cover many international bands as well as bands from the US & Canada.. I've got lots of photos I can scan and let you use if needed.
What I am wanting...
All I need is a template. Perhaps 5 pages. One for my main content page, and a couple options for interviews & reviews, a basic store setup that matches the rest of the site and maybe a template for a photo gallery. I want it so that all I need to do is enter the pictures and the text and Iím set to publish it.
Anyways.. I want a website that is dark, gloomy, grungy, gothic, depressing, industrial, creepy, and evil looking.. Yet, futuristic and maybe even a little cute. Perhaps something evil anime-ish or invader zim-ishÖ but morbidÖ Morbidly cute with a futuristic/industrial curveÖ lol
I was thinking something that uses lots of black, of courseÖ and the other colors.. Maybe blue, red, purpleÖ Iíd like to stay away from too much white, and definitely no greens whatsoever. Yuck. I hate green.
If you want to see someone who fits what I described, look for a guy (yes, itís a guy, I swear to you) named Mana from a band called Malice Mizer. Heís cute and sexy, yet very sad, depressing, creepy and evil looking.. His style is exquisite and unique.. Gothic Lolita/Anime-ishÖ.
As Iíve said before, Iíve got plenty of photos I can send you to use, but if I have to scan all these photos, I expect to get a large discount, since Iíd be scanning for days on end. Lol I can also have an anime or cartoon character drawn by one of my friends who is a digital artist if you need that. Heís absolutely amazing. I say heís the Luis Royo of digital Art. Oooooooo Thereís another good resource to look up if you wanna know what I mean by my description. Luis Royo is twisted and I LOVE his artwork!!!!!!!
i would like to make a template for you and code it, ill include some flash in it aswell if ud like and some banner logoes for as low as 50 dollars! If ur interested IM me or PM.. IM me on AIM at hovo2010
But they usually have a reason for it, no? Take me for instance. My portfolio is gone with my virus, so I charge less because i only have 6 or 7 examples to show to people. That right there is pretty much a portfolio, but I'm a nice guy.
I can do it for you.
You will get the best on the web.
I am getting my bachelor in design next year so I gues I can say I am a pro.
I have worked for Nike, Alienware, CocaCola, Tgtsoft and that are just the big names.
the most expensive quote i got was well over $600.00, almost $700.00.. the lowest i got was $25.00... the most common was $230.00 some with flash, some without.
I have a friend that can draw the character i'm wanting, and I have friends who can do the flash part of the layout as well as the music..... in fact... I could do the flash part myself with Swish or in Macromedia Studio, and I could even make my own layout in photoshop, I just don't know how to code it once I'm finished. So really, why would I pay $600.00 for coding?.... lol Sure, it can be a pain in th (_|_) , but that's just ridiculous. Everything is pretty much being done for you, so.. I'd say anything over $100.00 is expecting me to be a total moron.. And I'm not! Sorry! lol So, wassup w/ that, dudes?.. LoL
If I didn't design my own layout, but, I supplied all the photos and my logo & stuff, all you'd have to do is arrange it, edit the pictures a little bit, slice it & code it. The flash part, custom graphics and trouble of finding useable photos will have been taken care of. Again, why would I pay almost $700.00 for that? No thanks. Try again! lol
I don't really want to do the layout myself, though... That's why I came here... I'm never happy with anything that I do. It looks allright, but, you know.. I don't think anyone is ever truly happy with anything they do, because they did it themselves. Whereas, if the person was part of a team, and they did something together, they'd be happy, or at least more happy with it. does that make any sense?..
Anyway, thanks to everybody who sent me their quotes. I think I found a fella that can help me out, that I'll be happy with. If not, I'll look elsewhere on the web & have several places lined up.
Who said I picked the $25.00 guy?- You assume too much and are way too mouthy for your own good. Where did I say that I was choosing someone based on prices?Ö Where did I say that I picked the person who offered to do my site for $25.00? I didn't say anything of the sort. I just let everyone know what the offers were that I got, so they could see where they ranked. I know that Iíd wonder what prices someone got offered if I sent in a quote. It was out of courtesy that I posted the prices. I can assure you that I did not pick the idiot who offered to do the kind of website I want for only $25.00. That's absolutely absurd.. And once again, you take me for a moron, which I am not. $25.00 is not a realistic price for what I am wanting. I am quite clear of that.
I can also say that with the kind of attitude you were showing with your last post, you're not anywhere near as professional as you think you are. Get over yourself. So you're going for your bachelors degree and you think your crap doesn't stink... Well, let me tell you something Mr. Sassy pants, I can smell a crappy attitude a mile away and maybe thatís why I didn't pick you.... So what? Big, fat, hairy deal. GET OVER IT. Iím sure there are plenty of other people out that would love your work and think your prices are reasonable. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them, and, did I mention that I donít like your attitude?... Get the picture yet?
Just because you seem to be sooooo curious as to whom I picked and how I picked them... Iíll tell you. I changed my mind from the guy I mentioned earlier and I decided to choose someone else from a different place. Yes, they were more expensive than the guy I picked previously, but, I felt it was worth it.
I chose this person- a female designer, because number one, ALL of her work is absolutely exquisite. She has never done a website that I didnít like. She has got a rock solid background in web design, graphic design and custom artwork, not to mention an overflowing portfolio with several years of examples to look at.. She is more talented than anyone Iíve seen (in my opinion). Sheís got more of a gothic styleÖ I admire that. Itís my style. Itís what Iím looking for. Her designs are like artwork, and you can tell she puts a lot of effort and heart in everything she does. I chose her because I am very familiar with her work. Iíve known about her for several years, and have even used some of the templates she makes for people, on my personal website.
She is not in the least bit ďcheapď. Sheís less expensive than you are, but, she is also a lot more humble and modest about her work. She is very kind to people and really tries to please people with her design skills. She gives them what they want, not what she wants them to have. And, just FYI, most of my budget was for the website itself, and I could have chosen you, but, I didnĎt like your attitude in the forum. Your PM was nice, but, your arrogance in the forum is what turned me off of choosing you. Youíre very quick to badmouth people, because you think youíre superior. The girl I picked charges a fair price for her work, and, she is worth every penny because her designs are amazing and sheĎs a doll. Very friendly, easy going and fun to work with.
I OBVIOUSLY chose this girl by the connection I have with her and the admiration that I have of her work. She is interested in the same genres of music, anime and other features that my magazine posts, and she practically finished my sentences for me as far as what I wanted my site to look like, so I know sheĎs going to do it right. She even owns several websites that are somewhat like what I want mine to look like, which is another reason I chose her. It makes me comfortable knowing that sheís not going to screw up what Iím wanting or rip me off. And also makes me happy that she doesnít have an ego the size of Texas and a bad attitude. She's the exact opposite. Sheís great, and, after my site is done, Iíll show you all what it looks like. Prepare to be amazed. Iím 100% confident she will do an amazing job, and Iím 100% happy that I didnít pick styl-x, or Mr. Sassy Pants, as I prefer to call him.