March 6, 2007
Nearly a year after I intended to redesign my personal site for Spring 2006 CSS Reboot, I’ve started up again. What happened last time? Life, work, etc.
What you see above (and here) is the latest incarnation of the design. For comparison purposes, here’s an early iteration of last year’s model. My standard high contrast avatar is now the site’s ‘logo’. Consistent branding being a concept hammered into my brain on a daily basis. The logo may or may not harbour an easter egg at some point (you’ll just have to wait and see). A slightly tracked Gill Sans Bold now pops as the headline face (at least for Mac users) and Lucida Sans remains for body copy and typographic incidentals. What the Windows user will see has yet to be decided, but it will probably be a heavier weight of Arial or some such utility-grade sans serif.
The predominant use of whitespace in the previous design has been replaced by darker framing elements. A simple “sheet of white paper on a surface” look.
So what makes me think that I can actually launch this design before the next CSS Reboot? This one was built directly in code, not Photoshop. Barring any IE6/7 snafu-shas during tweaking, it’ll happen.
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