Design, uninterrupted #47

June 28th, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of A single page design with a clean palette of light gray, sky blue and black places the main emphasis on the portfolio arranged in a precise three-column grid of thumbnails. The section headers use images for high fidelity typography, and all the text sections use a rather unorthodox center alignment. The footer section uses a soothing sky blue noise texture with steel blue foreground elements – texts, separators and icons – with the deep-browns of the coffee cup being the only exception. Note how the global “lit from above” lighting model is preserved in the drop shadows of the designer’s headshot and the inner bevel highlights of the contact form text fields. The legibility of the large text paragraphs in the footer section can be improved by left aligning the text, making the fonts bigger and / or using shorter line length.