I want to be able to use much larger photos as that's what I'm passionate about and what to share more of, so while the content will still be the same 620px, the images can break out of that.
Images will lazy load, then slide in from the side as you scroll and they fade in. Maybe. We'll see what that feels like. Other ideas include parallax scrolling on the header image. Have it shift ~50px when the user scrolls. And have a tiny expand icon on the bottom right of the cover photo area to let the top expand and show the user the entire photo. I love big photos if you can't tell.. http://dribbble.com/shots/647164-Much-better-background-image
I'll also be able to specify a cover image for each blog post if I like and the top header area will change accordingly.
Current site (untouched since 2010): http://paulstamatiou.com
about 1 year ago
In my opinion search bar shouldn't be that wide just to fill the gap in the nav. Doesn't make sense and doesn't look really nice visually.
@Benjamin Alijagić yeah i was just thinking that myself. thanks for the feedback. (as for the icon in the middle, it'll slide over on focus)
Agree on the search bar which looks too big and having the icon centered looks weird.
I would also try to add a thicker stroke (white?) to your picture, and maybe a subtle drop shadow. I think that would make it fit better with the background.
Otherwise this looks pretty good ;)
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