When creating this site, one of the first things I thought about was the format. How should I position everything? Should I have two columns or three? Should I stick with 800×600 or go wide to 1024×768? What about color schemes and fonts?
- Going Wide
One of the reasons I decided to go wide was because of Bearskinrug. I really enjoy the way Kevin presents his content, and wanted to do something similar.
- Less is More
Instead of using the extra width to pack in more features/articles/etc, I went the other way and decided on no scrolling for the home page. That meant ONE full post and only a few links/excerpts to previous articles. And on “photo-only” days, the site mimics a typical photo-blog layout… a format I’m quite fond of.
- The “Look”
The things that define my style right now are large blocks of color and thick borders to frame a site. They obviously come through on this design, but some heavy decorative pieces also get introduced. A big thanks goes to Jason Santa Maria for pushing me on the logo and Rob Weychert, Dan Mall and Kevin Cornell for setting great examples with decorative elements and typography.