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Swoopy redesign

Filed in: design, meta, Tue, Aug 9 2005 20:31 PT

It’s been a little over a year since I launched the last redesign of this blog, Dragon (codename Magnum). July 25, 2004, to be precise. So I’ve been looking for the time to work on the redesign, and in between hunting for business-forming documents that don’t exist online and other startup chores, I managed to find it.

This is Swoopy. Its principal goals were:

  • Push more of the main content toward the top
  • Restore my logo (known as bestkungfu guy) and signature color (red) to places of prominence
  • Clean up the code
  • Add non-squarish design elements
  • Prove I can get away with pink as a design element

It’s not done, of course. It never is. I still have a few things to add, and a few templates to mix back in. But I like it so far. The way the lines appear visually will fall differently depending on how wide your display is, and that’s by design. In fact, I think that’s my favorite part. It’s a wild card.

If you see something weird, drop me a line and assume that either it’s not implemented yet, or I’m stupid. Fixing the archive links is already on the agenda.

7 responses to “Swoopy redesign”

  1. Dean says:

    You finally dropped Magnum on us buddy. I guess you tamed the beast and let it out of its cage.

  2. nikkiana says:

    That rocks! I love it!

  3. ry jones says:

    the text overlays the logo on my pocket pc version of ie, but swoopy is much more mobile friendly than the prior design. thank you!

  4. Joe Clark says:

    Your new photo is *awful*. Overexposure is the eternal foe of the redhead.

  5. admin says:

    It was taken with my PDA, and I even Photoshopped it from there. I’m lucky it’s even vaguely humanoid. But it’s also my only recent photo.

  6. admin says:

    Ry Jones will love the next time he loads this in Pocket IE. Long live media=”handheld”!

  7. Ry Jones says:

    freaking awesome! Looks very clean on the degenerate browser shipped with my pocketpc. Thanks!

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