Web Page Design Services
Bring your ambitions to life. Reveal the contribution you have to make to the
world. Create your brand.
Partnering with Susan Price at Cosmopolitan Productions
means attentive, personalized service -- a reliable partner
in your new venture.
A range of options are available:
- Complete site design from planning through
- Update or redesign a site that's already up
- Single page design
- Template design
- Web graphics only
Web page tour - ponder the possibilities
These are some pages I've created. If you look at them carefully
they can help you decide on features you'd like on your own pages.
Pinpointing features you don't like can be just as valuable
in developing a page that speaks for you.
Mad In Pursuit Home Page.
I like the squares lined up on this page, where wordy explanations
have been reduced to icons. The mouse rollovers are intended to be
subtle. The airplane is a recent addition. I like the idea of a
little animation, but not something that constantly flashes or
jumps around. Something that makes you go "Oh!," like a shooting
A Google search engine adds value and the search results page can
be tailored to your site design.
Productions Home Page. This is in the process of change as we
add new services. You can see I'm still in love with squares as link
buttons. Big squares, so far without mouse rollovers. It's
more common to see compact rectangles (maybe half as high as they
are wide) or much smaller squares.
These squares combine design with type so that additional text
labels aren't needed.
Intrinsic Wisdom Home
Page. The link buttons on this page have mouse rollovers that
make them glow. They each feature the same logo differentiated by color
rather than design -- except for Joanne's picture, which links to her
The colors were carefully chosen for their symbolism.
Scroll down to note how the background image stays fixed while
the text moves, giving a sense of depth and texture.
Redesigning Home Page.
This is a portal for tutorials and learning guides, so it's
deliberately dense to avoid having to make multiple clicks to get
where you want to go.
The two-column structure improves readability and gets more into
the view. The narrower the column, the less eye strain.
Again, the airplane adds a dash of interest without being
Bio Page. My
original web bio was two pages of
fine print -- a fascinating story but, really, who's that
interested? For the latest version, I created a photomontage with a
minimum of text.
A photomontage can contain a variety of elements meaningful to
your or to your audience.
Interactive Photo Gallery. Click on the thumbnail photo
and it appears on the "main stage." Useful and fun. [no longer available
This page was designed to assist with sales of 1940s
photographs and are linked to an ebay store.
The photos were scanned and brightened for web viewing, then grouped
into several galleries.
Interactive Memory Map. Since Google Maps got started, memory
maps have become popular -- find a place you loved and annotate it.
This page shows an example. Roll your cursor over the boxes and a
label pops up. The idea is to keep the place markings subtle so you
can see the map, but then to have the labels pop out when you
mouseover -- having it
There are other ways of using interactive images like this -- for
example, names and birthdays on a group photo.
In Boyland Content Page. Pages that require dense content can be
livened up with pull-quotes, images and background texture.
The "Babes In Boyland" series is popular so it pays to add
advertising. You need to decide if this is an eyesore and a
distraction or if it makes the page more useful.
Digital photography; preparation of photos for web use,
including cropping, brightening, colorizing, retouching, and
photomontage and image compositing
Animations: animated GIFS (see
Redesigning logo); simple Flash animations
Video clips prepared for web viewing. (Sample)
Audio clips or programs prepared for web listening. (Sample)
Illustration: simple drawing and cartoons; preparation of
hand-drawn material for web display. (Sample)
Writing: strong skills in organizing and editing,
narrative or bullet points
Coaching in Microsoft Frontpage and other site maintenance
Site and page maintenance are part of the package till the
site or page is operational. Long-term maintenance agreements can be
tailored to your level of need.