the new look

I spent some time monkeying around with slash7 last night and made some much-needed changes. Gone is the ooglay mishmash of type, the poorly spaced headers, the utter lack of any kind of page definition. In with some better typography and a little more distinction for the elements of the page.

Of course, I’ve discovered the secret for getting to things I want to do but never seem to have the time/energy for: I get up early. Today, 6:30am. I don’t have to leave for work til 8:30am, so that gives me a solid hour and a half to do stuff I want to. So this morning brings an actual header image and new colors, which have to be refined. I still need to work on the CSS a bit, it’s not quite where I want, but if there’s any interest I’ll talk about what I’ve done in terms of colors and styling to create what (I hope) is an attractive, cohesive new look. (Translation: Let me know if there’s interest!)

Oh, and if you’re reading this via RSS, clicky clicky! Come see the new site.

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  1. Iolaire McFadden says:

    I like the flowers, did you take the photos yourself? If so how much did you do in Photoshop to blur the background?

    I take lots of flower shots when I travel, they seem to be the easiest thing to convey the feeling of a destination.

  2. Amy says:

    Hi Iolaire,

    I did take the photo myself — thank you :) I love flowers. These are just common little flowers from a park near my house. Each blossom is about the size of a nickel. I didn’t blur the background in PS at all, that’s due to the limited depth of field (since it’s a macro shot). I only altered the colors using Color Balance and added the bottom gradient.

  3. ichigo says:

    "Let me know if there’s interest!"

    well there is…of course there is…!

  4. technoweenie says:

    always interested in design talk :)

  5. ange says:

    wooo, really nice :)

  6. Geoff says:

    Yes, do tell about the design process.

    I like some of the floating tag boxes, but the "Leave a response" seems to float against the first comment, which looks a little funny.

    [Firefox 1.0.5, OSX 10.4.2]

  7. tirkal says:

    Be advised that there’s still the problem with the large white block at the beginning of the Helpers article in MSIE6.

    The article text begins just after the left sidebar’s bottom edge.

    Regards,

    Tirkal from #[email protected]

  8. Michael says:

    I’d love to hear what you did to improve your site so much!

  9. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm says:

    kkkk

  10. The content of your show is great, I really enjoy it!

  11. I was very dissapointed of this :(

  12. i am not sure as to why!

  13. But I’m not sure why :)

  14. Gonna have to give it a try…

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