First of all I want to apologize. This wasn’t really planed and this design basically happened yesterday and the night before yesterday. But more about this later.
First of all, what is new:
- Well, as you can see zerokspot.com has become quite dark. I was heavily inspired by various sites include discoapp.com to finally try a dark/near-black design.
- Simpler: The whole markup is way simpler constructed compared to v3. The main motivation behind this was, that I also want to use this design for other subpages of zerokspot and want to spare me some pain of porting an over-complicated markup structure to a different and probably less flexible application than Drupal.
- On every page the visitor will see right away, that this site is a personal website. While this might be the über-feature, when browsing the web knowing right away who was behind a page became very important to me. In the future I also want to add the hCard microformat in this little box.
OK, that’s for the new part. Now to the part where I explain how this happened:
I read an article on 37signals.com and loved on of the screenshots in it. So the first version of this design was still with a white background. Then on Monday afternoon I added the hidable menubar. I think I also bought a Disco license on that day and visited discoapp.com quite a lot during that time. This seems to have influenced me enough to change some parameters in the stylesheet and voilà, there was the black design.
Again, this happened all after I had written that I won’t participate in this Reboot. Back then the design draft looked totally different ;-)
Anyway, I hope you like it :)