Design, uninterrupted #7

March 29th, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of The brown color gamma is fully explored in grungy background, themed social icons and search box in the header, thumbnail bevels, text shadows for better legibility and beautifully executed embedded Twitter widget with vertical fade-out that highlights the most recent tweet. An unorthodox use of slightly faded pink color for the section headers is accentuated by extending the grungy background look and making the glyph shapes a bit irregular. A strong vertical two-column layout is reminiscent of an open book, which helps the design guide the eye across the main sections – further reinforced by using different header foreground colors in the right column.