After almost a year, we have a new design! As web designers we’re always thinking about what to change in order to make the site more friendly for those who are looking for inspiration and tutorials. Our main goal was to simplify the design and also add more white-space. The images of the articles have and always will be the main asset of the blog so we wanted to drive the user’s attention to the images and text, and less to the interface itself. That’s why we have removed the stars on the header but still kept them on the footer.
Inspire me, now is a little inspiration blog created by Szymon Blaszczyk that I have been following for a while now and every time I go to check it out I am sure to be inspired with some great stuff. So I decided to share with you guys some great and crazy inspiration.
Abduzeedo gibt es nun schon seit fast 3 Jahren. Wir haben tausende von Menschen inspiriert in Kategorien wie Design, Fotografie, Illustration & Film. Durch den grossen Erfolg den wir derzeit geniessen wollen wir etwas an die Leser zurückgeben. Nun soll es eine deutsche Seite geben bei der wir reichlich Unterstützung brauchen können. For English please scroll down Unsere Seite hat bahnbrechende Ergebnisse gezeigt. Zur Zeit besuchen uns ca. 70.000 Besucher täglich und es wächst ständig weiter.
Everyone tries to be different when creating their own website where their portfolio will be displayed, and lately it seem that more and more people have been choosing to have a little blog together with their portfolio. The trend of blogging got to designers and artists and here are some great samples of it.
Every day I go through a lot of blogs and I always try to notice and understand why they display their post the way they do, so I decided to share with you guys by selecting a couple good blogs and talk about how they display their posts on the main page.
Blog designs is something I really enjoy seeing and designing as well, I remember not too long ago when most of the blogs where pretty much the same with the same structure and changing only colors, check out how they look now.
Abduzeedo is 2 years old already and even though the site has grown, we still receive some emails asking about the meaning of the name, and a few weeks ago we got an email asking how to pronounce it or the right way to say it. That's why we decided to write this post. The word "abduzeedo" was created by me from the portuguese word "abduzido" that means abducted. As the name of my company is Zee, I was always trying to find some words that I could create by mixing with the word zee, such as "crazee", "deduzeendo", "ecstazee", "brazeel", and others.
Abduzeedo now has a new design. It's been 6 months since the last re-design. As the blog has grown and we have more articles published every day we believed it was necessary a refresh in the UI.
On December 19th of 2006 I posted my very first article here, on what I would now call a website rather than just a blog. The whole idea behind Abduzeedo was that it would be my personal blog, where I could share some of my design experiments.
September has past. Incredibly fast in my opinion, but it was a really good month for the Blog. We have increased our traffic considerably. We started a new series of posts, the Daily Inspiration. There is the user news section. We had the contest, and some really nice giveaways. In addition, we now have an editor for some of our featured articles. Before the news, I’d like to thank our sponsors:
August has come and gone, and it was a great month for the blog. We’d like to thank you all for visiting the site, and for sharing your thoughts and opinions with us on the articles we've published. It was, as Steve Jobs says, phenomenal. We can’t forget to thank our sponsors for the support. They've been great! For September we have some exciting news. Actually we hope we will have tons of news, because now all Abduzeedo members can submit news and links to their blogs or the sites they like. Pretty much anything that is good for the design community.
After almost two months of vacation, I'm back. Even though I was away I still kept working on personal and even some professional projects and blogging when I had free time. These two months were incredible. I have to thank everybody who received me: Patricia and Amanda in North Carolina, Terry in NYC, and Chris and all CSNGlobal team in Jupiter, Florida. Also I had the opportunity to meet some friends and readers such as Tarek from Joomp, Andrea Martins, Francisco Gutierrez, Elena, Chris, Jeff...
After 2 excellent weeks in North Carolina, I’ve arrived in New York. It's the 4th time I've been here and it’s still awesome. Lots of people, I’m always walking around, most of the time lost, but it’s really cool. This time I’m staying with my aunt Terry in her super cool apartment. Thanks for having me. I had the chance to meet an old friend that I’ve been talking to him via AIM for almost 2 years.
I know we had just recently released a new design a few months ago, but the blog has since grown much more than we had expected. Now we have more contributors (which is fantastic!), more posts each day, and much more content in the whole site. And that’s why we had to update the site. The new design, however, is not much different from the previous one. We just changed some areas we thought had problems like the footer. There is more content shown in that area now. We also removed the stars and reduced the headers height.
After one year using that brownish layout the time for a change has come. Well, actually I’ve been working on this new design since last January, not exactly this one, because I did like 2 other versions before I thought it was ok.Among all these new features there’s the new design. Black, full of stars and lighting effects. We chose to follow the space theme, due to the relation the name has with it, and that subject gives us a lot of freedom to create crazy things.
I’ve been working on a new design for the blog since last month, and I think by the end of this month it will be totally updated, I hope so. Meanwhile, as I’ve received some emails of people asking me how I did the header of this site, I decided to make the PSD file available to everyone. Just download it and enjoy. About the new design, we will have new colors, yes the brown will be gone. Besides the colors the site will be more organized, it will have some new features like request a tutorial, and we will try to updated it at least once a day 5 days per week.
Last night I finished the transition to the new version of my blog. It's been like 4 months since the first release, although I really liked the previous version, I had to make some adjustments in the design.When I designed the first version, I had no idea about who would read it, if someone would read it. However one of the most important thing, which resolution would they use, browser, system and stuff like that. Analyzing my blog's web traffic for the last 4 months I noticed some issues with my blog's design.
Throughout this article I will illustrate the creation of a weblog with the web 2.0 style. From the briefing to the CSS development. Guidelines The blog will be created to my brother who had asked me to do that, besides, he gave me some guidelines of some design aspects that he would like to have in his blog: Dark background; big font sizes; some round corners; a place to put some logos; Also he send me some links of site that he thinks are really cool, below there are some of them.
This is my very first test using Performancing as blog client. I have to say that it looks pretty cool so far.The whole process of setting it up and use it was really easy, I had to install a module on my Drupal called Blog API, and after that select the content types that I want to allow to post content using applications that supor XML-RPC.
Here it is, it took a while but I have finished my blog, yes I know there are a lot of details to be fixed yet (sorry IE 6 users, I haven't hacked it yet), though, pretty much of its functionalities are working just fine.