Seeing as I’ve gone ahead and rebooted, all that remains for me is to wait till May 1st and see what other designers come up with. I had a quick browse through the list and have picked out a few rebooters who are on my watch list. Whether you’re a spectator or an active participator, here are a few who you should definitely keep an eye on.
Pick of the list
Dan’s already come up with one lovely redesign, yet he’s still contemplating rebooting? As long as he leaves some time for blogging, I’ll be happy:)
The man with an ever so relaxed logo. I guess living in the Netherlands does have it’s advantages. Standardista, designer and only 18 to boot, I’m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
Nidahas currently has a wonderful design so I can’t wait to see what awaits us come reboot. I’m sure it’ll be lovely and I hope Prabhath continues to fuse some of his own identity into the site design.
Bowler, DDR dancer and winner of SXSW 2006 Blog of the Year award. Apparently, he’s going back to black for this years reboot. I guess that means no more egg-rolls?
Mike’s one of my favourite designers so I’m pleased to see he’s rebooting not one but two sites this time round. As much as I hate to see the lovely BusinessLogs design go, I’m confident that we won’t be disappointed.
James Archer and Jonathan Snook
I’m getting a bit lazy with this one but that’s only because 9rules seem to gather together a lot of designers. My last 4 mentions are 9rulers and so are my next 3. Fellow 9rulers Matt Brett, Khaled and Firda have also signed up for CSS reboot. If their current designs are anything to go by, we won’t be disappointed this time round.
OK, I cheated and rebooted early but I wasn’t the only one. Natalie rebooted with nearly a whole month to go but as she did such a nice job, we can forgive her:) Andy Rutledge and Sebastian Schmieg also both redesigned their sites this month and, though neither officially signed up to CSS reboot, both caught my eye albeit for different reasons.
Andy’s is the more conformist of the two; he manages to blend in well travelled elements into a professional and visually pleasing design. Sebastian has instead gone in the other direction; wild, edgy but most of all, unique. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but there’s no denying it’s individuality; he reminds us that we can be brave with our design and that true creativity is when you step away from the flow.
And finally, Jared Christensen is currently in the midst of integrating his redesign. It looks lovely so far; pink has never been my thing but Jared has a knack for pulling it off.
So those are my picks; who are you looking forward to seeing? Are you yourself rebooting this spring?