A totally different approach for the blog design. Keeping it simple, focused on the content and typography.
Be sure to check out the full design: blog_idea2.jpg
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10 months ago
I love me a good minimalist design. I like the look of this, any ideas on a footer. As well i am always one to integrate social media into my blog, perhaps display tweets, dribble screens on the sidebar if not already in the footer.
Blog! Nice progress man, will have to sit down and read it later tonight
im liking the minimalist much more :)
It's looking great! Love the colors and the logo!
@Justin P I really want to keep this simple and clean. Its about reading great content - not about displaying other crap all over the screen. :P Possibly display tweets and other stuff in the footer section - hadn't gotten that far. I need to decide on a general direction first.
@Eric Stanley You can read it here if you want: http://www.timothywhalin.com/blog/what-is-success-as-a-designer/
@Aldrich Tan @Nuruzzaman Sheikh @Manoela Ilic Thanks guys! Appreciate the positive feedback!
Tim, the less gradients the better. Much improvement, good stuff.
I think this design is much better! Its much nicer and easier to read as well. I know you write long posts so the one thing that I did like about the previous design was the blurbs. But over all this is much better!
@mike. I think this would be the actual article view (not the expert homepage view). However, I was thinking of going with an idea like this: http://trentwalton.com/ in which the homepage of the blog is your most recent. You can then navigate to other articles and blogs from there.
Love the use of space, focus on the content. Trentwalton's site is a favorite of mine - I really like the idea of having the most recent post as the home page. I vote yes!
@Timothy Whalin, gotya. I'm not a fan of that unless you do a few of the past articles on the bottom, but then then goes close to a magazine style layout.
@Erika Podlovics Thank you very much :)
@mike. yes, it would link to a few past articles at the bottom. I may go this route and see if I like it.
I like this version alot. Very clean :) Looks great! I really like the content on the right and the meta-data-stuff on the left. It flows really nice.
Minimal is best. Keep it up mate
Love it,minimal,simple and great colors,perfect :)
like your tw bug!
Looks good Tim. The layout and design should just stay like that, and now just focus on how you're presenting the content. Maybe experiment with pull-quotes, sub-headers, etc to break the content up. Now that the design and branding is out of the way you can start tweaking what you would like the hero of the design to be, and that's the content :)
@Stephan Rosger haha, yes. I have the design (including content) pretty much done for the blog. I've been coding it for the past few days into WordPress. Getting the responsive code done now. Plus, since the design is 100% mine (instead of starting with a theme), it'll be easy to add and customize as I go along.
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