Design, uninterrupted #63

August 25th, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of Mark is the designer for Tapbots, and the site design borrows heavily from the colors, textures, lighting and geometrical elements from the Tapbots applications (such as Convertbot). Set in a cold monochromatic palette that mixes in saturated steel blue, it uses a simple two-column grid with a separator gutter panel that uses a number of lighting effects to add extra dimensionality to the layout. The main content is using a strict monochromatic palette, adding noise texture to break large areas of white space, subtle drop shadows around the folded corners of embedded images and slightly curved callout contours around the entry texts. Note the marker icons in the separator gutter panels that differentiate between various content types (links, images, video clips, quotes etc).