Kavey Eats is long due a redesign.
I'll be moving from blogspot to self-hosted Wordpress. I've been planning it for over a year, and have had the new layout and navigation nailed for almost as long.
But I've been struggling to come up with a look, centred around a beautiful banner image that conveys not only the title and tagline but a bit about me and my blog. From that will flow the design of the rest of the site, including colours, buttons and everything else.
So I've decided to ask for help.
And as an added incentive, I'm offering a really great prize to the person who comes up with a design that fits the bill.
If I choose your design for my blog, you win a free place on an upcoming Mamta's Kitchen cookery class.
Mamta's Kitchen classes are small in size, and take place in a domestic kitchen, in mum's home in Luton. They usually run from 11.30 to about 8pm during which time students learn how to make lots of delicious dishes, which they enjoy for lunch and dinner, along with snacks and drinks during the day. Thus far, classes have focused on cooking Indian meals, but we're planning future classes on pickles and chutneys, on Indian breads and more.
The banner design can be a text-only one, it can be mostly an artwork / graphic, it can include a portrait of me or not. I'm completely open to all suggestions.
I do have some very rough thoughts on a colour scheme, though only loosely and not set on paper let alone in stone. I can point at sites that have elements that I like. So if you do want that kind of input, please email me directly with your questions and I'll do my best to oblige.
Alternatively, you're welcome to work unencumbered by any of that and see what you can come up with.
Here is a sketch of the layout I'll be using. You can see that I'm looking for a full width banner design for the space in which I'm showing blog title and tagline. I want some buttons above and some below the banner. And I'll be using a two or three column layout for the main body of the content.
Here are a couple of my favourite pictures of me, should that help in any way.
Now, it's over to you!
Send in your entries by email.
Please note that no suitable designs were received by the original October 31st deadline, so I'm extending to the end of November.
Please note, if none of the designs submitted are suitable, the prize will not be awarded. If I broadly like your design but need to make or request small tweaks, the prize will be yours.
(The prize does not include travel or accommodation, however I am happy to collect and drop from Luton train station).