Believe it or not, I didn’t always use to be a kickass designer. Before all the fancy graphics hit this site I use to be a minimalist. There was so much beauty and functionality in just getting down to the root of a site and that was the draw. I am an aesthetic fiend, but the beauty of design for me lies in the architecture.
So with this in mind Wisdump goes back to my minimalist roots of almost nothing on a page. No matter what I do or try to accomplish with a given design I am always drawn back to this aesthetic. Oreo CEO has the longest running design of almost any site I have ever designed simply because it accomplishes its goals without adding anything unnecessarily.
Understandably this re-redesign took all of 10 minutes to do up after realizing all that I cared about on this site was:
- The latest entry.
- Logo identity.
Of course that leaves out search, about page, contact page, advertising page and archives so in some way those will have to be integrated. Maybe I will just add a super thin sidebar or put in one of those cool new footers that all the design kiddies seem to be using. This entry wasn’t meant to say look at me, look at me because in many cases this design falls apart (browsing, SEO, etc.) It was to remind that whenever I want something a bit fancier to try and trick Rundle into doing it.
Originally posted on July 30, 2006 @ 8:45 pm