About two years after the last re-design I decided to give it another go and optimize my site’s design again. This time I paid special attention to the selection of fonts in order to achieve consistent and readable typography. You’ll also notice that most of the decorating elements are gone in order to “let the letters speak” for themselves.
Before (Tea Time) and now (Silver Ratio).
Because it’s not exactly the golden ratio, I named this theme “Silver Ratio”. Its code is available on GitHub.
P.S.: In hindsight I realized that my layout and font choices (and maybe the whole idea of the re-design) was greatly inspired by the blog of Jan Heuermann! Thanks for that, Jan.
Before and now.
That’s basically it!
And I’m also planning to open-source this new theme because I hand-crafted it carefully and I think it might be useful for other people/bloggers/WordPress users, too. I’m just doing some last adjustments and fixes right now, so it’ll probably appear online and hackable in a few weeks.
Update: The theme is now being developed on GitHub.
Hey, today we (my co-student Lennert and me) published a new website for a water sports center in Berlin! It’s simply called Wassersportcenter Berlin.
The new website is based on WordPress and some plugins for the events/booking system. It was once again a cool experience to work on a bigger project and knowing that the website will be seen by many visitors and customers is a good place to start and stay motivated.
Overall I’m also very satisfied with WordPress’ customisation features and the easily usable and well-documented API. Also this is one of my first projects featuring a lot of SVG graphics – they’re basically being used for all images except for photos.
Go ahead, check it out and book a course if you want to learn surfing or boating.