Design, uninterrupted #134

February 2nd, 2011

Today’s post highlights the design of the landing blog page of Attractive large illustrations frame a grid with cells of variable sizes, some leading to the blog entries, and some leading to social networks. Smooth rollover effects, muted monochrome theming of social icons and a perfect palette of soft vintage purples, oranges, yellows and blues showcase the capabilities of modern web design.

If i had to point one problematic part, i’d say that the navigation menu is a little misleading. A downward pointing arrow usually indicates drop-down content, but in this case clicking on one of the navigation buttons pushes the content down and reveals variable-height rich header. It’s an interesting experiment, but reduces the overall usability.