Design, uninterrupted #126

January 13th, 2011

Today’s post highlights the design of by Barry Chapman. A light hearted, self deprecating tone set in the header illustration adds a humane touch throughout the entire single-page site, from section header animation sequences to the stylized map to the textual content. The retro color scheme of faded oranges, blues and blacks is supported by the attractive thin gothic font and vintage yellow background. There’s a certain inconsistency in using blue and orange for hyperlinks, section headers and highlighted texts; in addition, the interactive portfolio can look a little more polished it it used consistent size for the selected work. The “braided” separators are my favorite design element – a fresh take on combining the palette colors into a rectangular repeating pattern.