My activities as a web designer were becoming more prominent and my personal site did not express that sufficiently. Hence, I created nimbu.in (and I tweet about Web Design at http://twitter.com/nimbuin).
While this site is, ahem, very colourful, it does not have a unique brand (other than the effusive colours). So, I set about creating a memorable but offbeat logo. I love the designs from the late 20s-30s and I found a perfect poster from my scrapbook to base my color scheme on (#1):
I used the other two pictures to guide the aged and comics-like look of the logo. The text on the logo is customized from different serif fonts I found on early 20th century posters.
The New Logo
Then, I wrote, and wrote, and wrote. I didn’t realise writing about myself would be such a difficult task. After about 3 re-writes, I arrived at the current text.
This is my process to create a vertical rhythm in web pages:
- Install and enable Pixel Perfect extension for Firefox Firebug.
- Generate the grid and download the grid as an image.
- Click on the Pixel Perfect tab on Firebug and overlay this image on the HTML page. You can position it exactly and also control the opacity.
- Once positioned, use firebug to manipulate the CSS so that the text lines up vertically against the grid.
This site is the beginning of the switch to HTML 5 on my personal sites.
I want your feedback!
Please do write in the comments here what you like about the site, or what you think can be improved (or what needs to be deleted NOW!).