New background image: 'Small City Lights' (reload if you still see the old one), featuring the building of 2335 and the bridge of 1639.
Don't know how long it will last; it sort of forces me to add some colour to the rest of the design (which is looking awfully grayscale at the moment) to balance it out.
Speaking of stylish
<ul> listings, check out IF THEN ELSE (who also caught the redesign bug this week)'s take on it; scroll down a bit and hover over the leftside menus. By already showing a tiny border in the default link state, and increasing the border size on hover, it looks like LEDs lighting up. Pretty colours!
Update: check out his newly added HOW-TO.
Neil's Place - Usability Quiz – "The following are diagrams of the controls inside the three adjacent elevators [...] Can you determine the usability problem that the elevator panels have?"
developerWorks: Usability : Seven tricks that Web users don't know and how you can help them along. [via eend.nl/log/]
previously featured here.
Itching for a redesign again... It looks pretty good in my mind already. Now to find another appropriate upside-down photo. ;)
I don't really consider this a redesign (when compared to previous ones), since I only changed the background-colour and -image. You'll notice the text is positioned exactly as it was before. I mainly just wanted to get rid of the white background, couldn't stand it anymore (too bright late at night hurt eyesight).
omkat: Dutch weblog slang for 'redesign'
Kijk nou, Low Weblog verandert van naam en design...
prolific.org has a new design, looking niiice...
Bookmarklet: !XY (drag to Links-bar)
Clicking it will make current x,y-coordinates appear in statusbar when moving mouse over page. Source:
using form elements as design
What do you think of the new look?
*cough* new design *cough*
Abandoned redesign: milov.nl/?vista=invert
interieur - biiig quicklist of links at piregwan.com.
Ik krijg alweer omkat-neigingen...
The orangey look of this template will probably get a bit nauseating some time soon... I'm thinking about scripting in the possibility of user selection of colour schemes (a la Camworld), to add some variety.
More behind-the-scenes-of-this-new-design info: The dinosaur actually consists of two image files: a 2-bit transparant gif overlayed on a subtle orange gradient. Splitting it up like this reduced the total download size by half.
I originally had the gradient dynamically sliding up and down over time (causing the dinosaur to subtly fade in and out of view), but found it to be rather annoying or at the very least distracting...
I had the orange dinosaur functioning as a big link back to the startpage, but I kept clicking him accidentally, so I removed the link. Hope nobody minds...
Here's the original photograph of the dinosaur, in case you were wondering. Also check out this snapshot taken from a slightly different angle. Luckily, the animal didn't move at all while his picture was being taken... ;)
tmpl_flight is gone, say hello to tmpl_play! Still needs a little tweaking here and there, but I just couldn't wait any longer to try it out online...
Zou het me lukken om voor morgen nog een nieuw design in elkaar te knutselen voor de Nationale Omkatdag? Ik zie een groene layout voor me, met klein geletterde tekst, een golvende achtergrond en een lange kolom met links... maar het zal wel weer heel anders worden.
In case you were wondering, the graphic above is a cropped, desaturated, faded version of this photograph.
Abandoned redesign: milov.nl/?vista=dark
Now that the leafy new design is up and running, I might as well list some of the new and possibly interesting features:
- Larger font-size, looking 'tiny' rather than 'extremely tiny' on the Mac this time.
- Background image is based on an actual scan of a leaf I happened to catch before it dropped to the ground.
- Again, no <table>; main text is positioned by setting margin-left and margin-top of <body>, while menu and title images are floating divs.
- Dynamic mouseover effect for menu, by changing css clip property of an overlayed div based on cursor position. Should work in IE4/IE5, NS4 and Mozilla.
- Novelty scrollbar colours (IE5.5); decreases usability but looks really neat...
Like most people, I've grown accustomed to ignoring banners, but this banner starring the Linux penguin caught my eye...
That reminds me, here's a list of 11 Linux ads and posters made for Penguin Computing: tipatat.com/gallery.html
thisboyistoast.nu - surely one of the best uses of scanned-in burnt toast as a design element I've ever seen.
http://404.iq.pl/ - weird (to me anyway) Polish site found in my i.am/bald-referrer-stats. What does 'fajne i.am/bald' mean?
And someone signed the guestbook with URL beton.art.pl/, which opened my eyes to a number of beautifully designed Polish sites, most of which are utterly incomprehensible:
- Negative Vibes
Changed mouseover-image for buttons above.