Friday, May 13, 2011

Designing Continues...

Props go to my sister for suggesting a tiara. I got to sketching and came up with that thingy in the picture.

So yeah.. day 3 in the design trenches. Got the background, logo, colour scheme. Now it's just about the layout. Where to place ads? Where to place navigational tools? Where to place login buttons?

YES I'm going to have a Random Game button... So don't worry ^_^

At this point I need feedback of that sort...
How are you finding the site navigation currently?
How do you find the current categories?
How can I make it easier for you to find the game you want?
Also, do you mostly go on the site looking for new games? Looking for favourite old games? Looking for game suggestions?
Are there some ad placements you hate more than others?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Emergency Site Redesign!

Google sent me a little spring bonus of its own yesterday. There's a new rule about how to place ads that has been implemented to prevent accidental clicks even further. It's pretty drastic and basically I have to re-design the entire site.

Also, you're probably wondering what's happening to those new site features. They're on the way and they're super awesome! :D
We're getting very close to sending it out to the testers, but it'll be another week or two.

Both of those mean an opportunity/necessity to overhaul the site.
What needs to go?
What needs to be added?
Post links of any/all sites that you like and tell me what you like about them (not just dress up sites.. any sites that have well designed features).
Let's brain storm! =D

EDIT: What do you think about this:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spring Bonus

A few months ago a friend of mine who also develops games in Vancouver, was looking for an artist. I recommended some of the lovely people I've had the privilege of collaborating with on dress ups, and he ended up working with Claudia, aka Madmoiselleclau, who you'll recognize as the artist behind the Princess Maker ^_^

The game is out now, chekkit out: Spring Bonus

Download the free demo and give it a try! As you progress, you unlock new beautiful backgrounds by Claudia that you can use as your desktop backgrounds =D
Also, check out Claudia's blog for a special bonus ;)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Games

So the unthinkable happened and I had some down time. I needed something totally frivolous to do, so I started working on the Angel Maker. The artwork was at a high resolution and incorporated into Flash so smoothly, that I had the game halfway done in one day! Then I was on a roll and just had to push through until I finished it. I set a new record for game making for sure: THREE DAYS :O
The average is a month, and Airbender took like 6 months O_o

You'll notice I also posted another game: Nyan Cat FLY!
It's a game my boyfriend made XD
It's obviously a bit different from the usual Doll Divine stuff, but technically it has an Animal Maker component hehe. What do you think? Can anyone beat my score? I'm "OLa" on the scoreboard :P