Wednesday afternoon, I was struck with inspiration after reading some articles on the “flat design” trend happening right now and after a couple of days of off-and-on work, oipom.com has its first new design since (oh gosh) AUGUST OF 2008?!
I’d been meaning to update my previous theme for a while; it didn’t support threaded comments, I was using images for everything (vs web fonts) and, while I still really liked the design (semi-flat! before it was popular!), the copy was really tiny and I kind of like the giant copy trend happening at the moment.
This was one of my first experiences “designing in the browser” – I barely used Photoshop at all. It was also my first time using SVG graphics. I don’t get to do a lot of this kind of stuff at my job, so it’s nice to be able to experiment with HTML5 and SVG and mobile-friendly themes. This theme also has an updated favicon and Apple Touch image, so if you bookmark my site on your mobile device (no one will do this but hey) it should have a nice bright pink logo.
Still to do:
- Fix some weirdness on the mobile layout
Now that I have an iPhone, I actually care about this sort of thing! I think the threaded comment links are missing and it could use some pixel-pushing, but it’s readable as-is for the most part.
- Update logo to SVG
Desktop looks fine – you can’t tell – but oh gosh, what a difference this would make on the mobile layout. I think the logo would be an okay SVG candidate as it’s pretty vectory anyway.
- Other refinements
The archives page is kind of broken (I think the jQuery UI isn’t coming in or something) but it’s still usable.
Type-related quirks, like sentences getting messed up if it contains an ellipses.
If you notice anything that looks really out of whack, PLEASE tell me and I will do my best to fix it! Also, let me know if you miss the “most recent tweet” gizmo – I debated on whether or not I should keep it and decided that I’d ditch it for now unless somebody says otherwise.
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