Design, uninterrupted #101

November 19th, 2010

Today’s post highlights the design of Work @ iGeekify. Recently trendy pirate theme is the central illustration motif of the site, from the stylized ship in the header, skull-and-bones separator icon, corked bottle reference in the contact form to the intricate wavy pattern in the footer. The design places strong emphasis on three-column grid, clean typography and precis visual balance. Note how the oversized header text balances out the large ship illustration to its left, and how the first two columns of the contact form are balanced out by the rather verbose explanation in the third column – even if these days contact forms don’t really need any explanation.

A spartan color theme of slate grays and very light blues in the header frames two most important visual elements. The portfolio grid is an elaborately styled interactive experience that featured slide-outs on mouse rollovers, cross-fades on using the left and right hand side slide buttons and lightbox popups on clicking the specific portfolio entries. The “Send Enquiry” button in the contact form is the second highlighted visual element. It uses oversaturated light blue color to draw the visitor’s eye – after all, the main goal of the page is to impress potential employees and invite them to provide contact information for potential interview followups.