Design, uninterrupted #33

June 2nd, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of by Johannes Gorset. A minimalistic one-page design uses the monochrome black and white palette, with a welcome addition of a fine pinstripe pattern across the large black horizontal section. An elaborate illustration of a temple is accentuated by a bloom halo that follows the direction gradient of the pinstripe pattern. The drop shadow effect around the hanging stippled ribbons adds a slight touch of three-dimensionality to the design.

The main content column uses a lot of white space and simple typography to format the snippets of last two featured articles. To keep all the content above the fold, a one-sentence summary set in italic is displayed directly below the article title. A simple footer features an embedded list of last tweets and a few general navigation / social links.