Design, uninterrupted #154

March 3rd, 2011

Today’s post highlights the design of (@mintran). This Tumblr-powered site features a relaxed and attractive color palette of pastel blues, greens and browns, adding a number of fine-grained textures and beautifully styled “badges” in the header and footer; note the vignette typography, varied lighting, top double outlines and worn out texture in these two badges. The main content is laid out in two simple columns, with ample spacing and subdued drop shadows around embedded images. Note how the palette colors are used to code each entry based on its type (link, image, video, search box), and how the color is applied consistently to all the elements in the specific entry – from the thumbnail to background to title caption to hyperlinks.