Design, uninterrupted #52

July 23rd, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of With plenty of white space around the elements and a strong alignment highlighted by the dash gridlines, the main page features a lot of material and links, including the portfolio thumbnails, snippets from the last articles and an oversized footer with elaborate illustrations. A rather unusual choice of using two different colors for links – dark red and dark teal (also used in the main logo) adds some visual noise to an otherwise consistent color palette. Even more noise is added by using saturated green as rollover color for “Check out the portfolio” and “Read more articles” buttons. Rollover effects are pervasive throughout the design – move the mouse over the main logo, portfolio thumbnails and the big “Top” arrow in the right side of the footer.