Exclaim Computing got their new web page design by running a design contest:
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This is my personal blog about software development. I write tutorials on various technologies and other articles about software and technology in general.
Hanselman.com What I like: -The readability is absolutely awesome. The typography of the articles (both font and line-spacing) is really good. I love the typography of the headings as well (bold, sans-serif) -The color scheme is really nice in the sense that it's really easy on the eyes. Bolder colors are used sparingly and in the right places (to call something out or put emphasis on something) -The use of a subtle texture behind the header. -The simple logo and placement of it. TheNetSetter.com/blog What I like: -The header that stretches across the entire browser looks great. Nice and clean, good use of whitespace. The navigation below it also looks really good. -The eBook callout at the top of the sidebar looks good. -The images at the top-right of each article summary really make the site look polished. ProBlogDesign.com/blog What I like: -The use of texture in the header -The use of whitespace in the header -Sidebar is laid out nicely -The RSS/Twitter/FB/Email icons at the top right -Readability of articles is good
I'll cut right to the chase. My current blog design sucks. Really bad. http://www.caffeinedi.com I'm a software developer, not a designer. Therefore, my blog looks like a 2-year old took a box of HTML crayons and scribbled all over a text editor. I'm looking for a fresh, polished, clean, professional design for my WordPress-based blog. My priorities are: readability, sans-serif fonts for the main content, and an overall design that I feel reflects my professionalism and personal brand. I'm looking for two page layouts based on the same design: Homepage: This should contain a listing of the most recent blog posts, with the first few paragraphs of text and a "Read More" link. It should also act as an overall introduction to the site. (See below for other major design elements such as header) Blog Post: This layout will display an entire blog post and should be optimized for readability. Each post should have the appropriate "share" links for Facebook (Like), Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google+, etc. (placement of these is up to you) Bottom of article should contain a nicely-formatted comments section with a form to add a new comment. (See below for other major design elements such as header) Design Elements I like: (Definitely look at the sites I list below for inspiration - it should give you an idea of what I like) -Two column layout (main content area and sidebar) -Sans-Serif fonts -Clean header w/ tabs or navigation -Short bio/picture that introduces who I am at top of sidebar (or somewhere else that fits your design) -"Recent Tweets" area of sidebar -Tag cloud in sidebar -Properly placed Search box w/ magnifying glass search button What I hate about my current blog: -Color scheme. Ew. -Header. Too much going on, and the site title text makes my eyes want to bleed. -Typography -Footer looks like an afterthought. -No use of icons. -No use of textures. -Looks unprofessional and dated. -Pretty much everything. Feel free to be creative. I am not married to any particular color scheme or anything else on my current site. I will reply to every design with comments on what I like and do not like.
It is important to me that the site renders on mobile devices. I'll be taking care of this myself by using the "320 and up" HTML 5 Boilerplate extension. Your design should be optimized for all primary PC resolutions.... mobile is just something to keep in the back of your mind.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Web page design starts at $599.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their web page design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Exclaim Computing collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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