Style Tile: Taste of Polonia Event Site

(Taste of Polonia website image)

The current Taste of Polonia website (click for larger view)

The event I chose for my project is the Taste of Polonia Festival. Taste of Polonia is a festival celebrating Polish culture, food, and music and is held annually in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood.

The existing site needs help. It’s rather garish, and seems stuck in a time warp from 2000. Thankfully, it’s at least usable, even if not exactly visually pleasing.

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Rebrand/Redesign Project: TPAN Site first draft

TPAN Site First DraftFor the TPAN website rebrand/redesign project, I am once again choosing to use the Bootstrap framework. I am a big fan of Bootstrap because it takes the guesswork out of designing websites.

Because I tend to use Bootstrap quite a bit (currently at version 3.3.6), I’m considering switching over to the Bootstrap 4.0 alpha release. With version 4.0, the folks at Bootstrap are completely rewriting the framework to use flexbox, which is an exciting development. I’m considering switching over to it because I want to get my hands dirty with the newest version and take advantage of the flexbox advancements.

Rebrand Project: TPAN Mockups

For my mockups, I decided to use the new (so new it’s still in beta) Adobe Experience Design (Adobe XD for short). It’s a great tool to quickly prototype a website, and includes UI elements for Windows 8.1/10, iOS, and Android, along with robust tools to get you working quickly. Check out the mockups after the jump.

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