PokéProject Dev Diary: Day Two
Where we refine the design.
What’s going to be our unique selling point — the thing to distinguish us from every other code name generator out there — is the visuals, so we’re going to prioritise them and tackle them first.
I like to check out websites like Dribbble and CodePen for ideas, and having done that I think big, bright themed colour blocks are the way to go. Combined with a bit of colour sourcing from Kuler and pulling in a font that’s a near match to the official Pokemon logo (well, as much as any of the fonts can be), the prototype now looks like this:
Bonus Round: Going Online
For extra bonus points, we’ve even gone to the extent of dropping this onto a subdomain on my main website — http://pokeproject.psyked.co.uk/ — so that we can start getting some basic feedback from the guys and gals at the office.
We’ve got something barebones complete and online really quickly, which I’m pleased to succeed at, but we’re really lacking on the usability side of things — refreshing the screen for a new result each time sucks, as does the lack of permalinks or any other way to share what you see.
I do like the visuals so far, but I don’t think they’re punchy or inimitable enough to be considered ‘final’, so there’s more work to be done there.
Edit: PokéProject is now online @ https://www.pokeproject.co.uk/