The week draws to the end and the weekend beckons allowing us to temporarily forget about the stress and tribulations of work and concentrate on R&R. With the cold weather outside, one way to relax is to curl up in bed or by a fire and immerse yourself into a good book.
Today's offering for 'a theme a day' week is reminiscent of such; for me, it gives off an air of comforting sophistication and provides a lovely canvas for your thoughts and insights to reside. Give a warm welcome to the Jentri theme. Take a look at the demo site and if you find that it's the one for you, head over to the theme page and download it for yourself.
Today's design was another one that evolved as the day went on. Initially, it started off looking more cream and blue; however, that the bookish feel was one worth expounding on which, through various twists and turns, led to the one you see now.
Coincidence and perspective
Talking of twists and turns, just as I was polishing up the release of Jentri, Andrea Arbogast3 publicised the release of her latest project. As Andrea notes in her entry, though we worked on the designs seperately and without knowledge of what the other was doing, we had independently used similar design elements in our works.
The other interesting point was that, though there were similarities on a layout level, each site have a totally different look and feel. One thing that I really like about her design4 is the balance that the wonderfully designed logo header brings to the piece. What's makes this pertinent is that this is a good place to start customising the themes that I've released.
Whilst I've designed them to stand well on their own, I think a little bit of work in bringing an identity to your site can work wonders.
- OK, so I lie. I had a whole two minutes to spare:) [back]
- Need to fork out some money for a new machine, methinks [back]
- As an aside, I love the design of Interllectual for it's distinctiveness and expressiveness. [back]
- Actually, there is a lot to like, especially the cool vertical bars on the left [back]