Saturday, June 17
Design View Redux
es, I've redesigned the site again. Not drastic and it's not
much of an information architecture realignment, but a design redux nonetheless.
In fact, it's pretty darn close to the design from about 1.5 years ago.
Why redesign now? Well, let's just say that I found the previous design
to be a bit juvenile.
In fact, I was never comfortable with the splotchy, distressed aesthetic
I applied last time. Even the color was not entirely comfortable for me.
It was fun and certainly different from past design aesthetics I’ve applied
to the site, but just not right for the ideals I want portrayed here.
I’ve always been a fan of excellent newspaper design and, therefore, excellent
online news design (though few and far between they are). Print news is
text that tells a story and that is meant to be read – comfortably. I imagine
this site to have the same purpose; to publish text information/articles
that are meant to be read easily and comfortably.
I hope that with this latest incarnation my site is designed in such a
way as to present the content in an easily consumable fashion. I even made
some effort to make the content compelling, at least at the beginning of
articles – where the hook is supposed to reside.
And yes, I know that I’ve engaged in likely too many redesigns over the
past 2 years. This tendency of mine may just be frustrating for some of
you or inspire disinterest from others. I apologize for that if this is
so, but I tend to regard this site as my personal laboratory. Change is
inevitable in this environment and though I’m rather satisfied with this
new design I’m sure it’ll be on the way out one day.