Design, uninterrupted #16

April 19th, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of, the personal website of Jen Germann. An interesting color scheme uses dark melanzane for background, light gray for main text, light blue for section headers and sunset orange for links; the orange color is also used in the main logo and two separators. The main section uses Cufon for precise and clean typography.

An excellent semi-random dotted background grid pattern is unnecessarily broken by too many horizontal separators – especially in the links / tweets section. Not only do the separators break the background grid lines, they also are not horizontally aligned between the two bottom sections. In addition, item numbers can be better aligned with item texts. The “Visit the library” / “Read the rest” links are not vertically aligned, and use different amount of white space between the text and double arrows.