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I posted two weeks ago a sketch of a possible redesign. Whitespase, which is currently my sparsely updated blog, is getting ready to get a big facelift.
This is my idea as to how the homepage will look/feel.
This shot is different to the first in that I am abandoning all white blocks, as the whitespace has become a crutch (har har har). Instead, I am boosting the negative space.
For the time being, I see this site on a fluid grid that spans 100% the browser window.
I brought in a dribbble shot and since this design is incredibly sensitive to color, scaled back the opacity and grayscaled the image. It will be full opacity and color on hover. Haven't really thought that part completely through.
about 1 year ago
I think the colors (the banding is extremely noticeable in your gradient - Check this out) are absolutely awesome. The font choice was a great one, the simplicity is great, but the only thing bugging me is how the body seems like its aligned to the right. It seems like it would look a lot better if the "Recently Written" was nudged over some. I know you want to keep some negative space but I feel like even if you nudged there theres still such an open feeling to the site.
Great job its gorgeous.
@Cat Smith Thanks for the feedback!
The banding is actually purposeful, though I think it needs to be exaggerated more so it doesn't look like a mistake. It actually works out in some of the earlier pages. I don't want the background to be a smooth gradient.
Not sure what you mean about the recently written section.
Oh! Well if it was intentional then that's another story haha. Either way it does look good though. The colors are great.
For the recently written section, to the left of it, there seems to be a lot of space there. And it seems like it's not there on purpose. It appears that that section along with the introduction statement at the top, aren't shifted to the left as much as they possibly could be. Get what I'm trying to say?
@Cat Smith Oh, I see! I am sticking to a rigid grid because the design is going to spread 100% of the browser width. Because of that, I give more space on the left (and eventually the right), but it won't be so much noticeable on most devices. I may very well in the end give equal space to the right... but for right now I look at these as a style tile. Most of this will be worked out in the browser.
Thanks again! I'll keep that feedback in mind when I start building this behemoth.
Gotccccha. I'm guessing a fluid grid then? Yeah that's definitely a behemoth. Good luck and you're welcome!
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