In one of my previous posts I began to talk about how I’m in the midst of helping my wife with her VA (Virtual Assistant) website, designing and helping create an interactive homepage with animated icons to help navigate through the rest of the site. Based on her business card that she is planning on printing this summer, her homepage is made up of a single, wooden desk with various icons spread across it (like a laptop, the flower pot I posted earlier, this coffee mug, and others I will be posting in the future).
What we are hoping to do (with the help of a programming friend that helped with some of the indie games I worked on in 2017), is to have each icon on the desk be interactive (by either hovering over it with a mouse, or by simply clicking on it – which depends on what device it is being viewed on) and take the viewer to designated pages depending on which icon they chose to interact with. Each icon is supposed to invoke some sort of subconscious (or even somewhat conscious) feeling that will let them know what information might lie behind the use of each, but we are also considering having words pop up, to accompany the animations of the icons.
As for this specific icon, every business women (and man, apparently) must have an injection of energy somewhere close by. Considering coffee is the universal drink for such a desire, I thought I’d create a coffee mug with swirling cream and a beating heart, to help solidify the feeling of energy and warmth (which Aeowen, my wife, has in spades). Which page this icon might lead to is up in the air, at the moment, but once all of the icon .gifs are created, we will decide what icons would be best for which services/pages/etc.