I revised this process quite a bit, and am now looking at making an improvement. Breaking the cardinal rule of designing form mobile first, i wanted to produce something for the biggest screen first. I am playing with liquid aspects of Hype, and its working out. I changed the approach, and was able to get #4 working out well. not using hp5 at the moment.
I still need to make this responsive. Its not quite there yet. Here's a link to the site I am building, its meant to be a hand crafted work / project display website.