’Tis the season for re-designs, it seems. Fresh new year, fresh new look. Yours truly is no exception, but sadly it’s not as easy as a CSS update for me.
Despite the wonderful promise of a “site-wide redesign done from one single file”, those of us who live a dual life in standards-compliant, bleeding edge code as well as high-end pixel editors and the like know that this promise doesn’t ring true.
There’s far more to a fabulous design than positioning text. An incredibly well-done minimalist approach is something to be admired; I love this style when done right, but have never been able to emulate it myself. I need control of my pixels. I need to put splashes of detail here and there. I need the ability to not conform my design to the rigidity that CSS sometimes enforces.
Sorry, I seem to have wandered there. Point being, here are some (non-clickable) glimpses of Mezzoblue, v3. Daring new colour scheme.
8/22/03 update: ahem.
Let’s all consider this post officially retracted. I’ll leave it up for historical curiosity; I don’t believe in erasing the past.