If you haven't noticed the new design, you're either new to CSS-Plus or you have hit ctrl / cmd + r in a while. I've been talking about a redesign for longer than I'd like but it's finally here, however it's not 100% complete yet. You may notice that things look a little funky here and there, but don't worry, I'm working on it! It should be complete within this week.
What's new?In general the font is larger, the headings are larger, the website is fluid (Or will be once I'm done). My main objective was the make the the website easier to read, easier to navigate and more enjoyable to be on.
Colour paletteI've decided to go largely with the blue and pink. The colour palette consists of 5 colours: Orange, pink, light-blue, navy blue and grey. I've decided to go with a very light template compared to the previous one. I feel it's much easier to read and more enjoyable to be on a lighter website. Darker colour palettes can work, but I don't feel they really work on blogs.
The logoAfter messing around with many types of logos, I noticed that the 'P' in CSS-Plus could contain a plus symbol if I were to extend it a bit. I think it looks pretty cool. Other than that, the font used was 'Cantarell'.
Where did the tags go?The tags are still there, I've just removed all links to them. Ultimately I'm going to remove them completely because I don't really think they serve a real purpose. The analytics agreed with me.
Navigation and SidebarI've realized that it's been a bit tough to navigate the site easily.
The sidebar now includes most popular articles, the latest articles and my latest plugins — I plan on making a handful of very useful jQuery plugins.