Hey guys, this isn’t really a new illustration or fun blog post. I just wanted to give you a heads up that I’ll be working on updating my WordPress theme over the next couple days, so things may look a little weird and out of place around these parts for a little bit. The flow and the layout shouldn’t really change too much, but there will definitely be some noticeable changes on the site as I switch WP themes. The reasons will be more evident in future illustrations. This could all explode in my face, but I’m gonna go ahead and do it anyways because I’m feeling like a rogue blogger today.
Anyway, I’ve been drawing a lot lately and my hand feels like it’s going to fall off, so maybe now would be a good time for me to do some traditional blogging? Cool?
Cool. *Fist bump and explode off it
Since I’m currently updating my theme, let’s talk about that! I’m a big fan of blog design, unfortunately, I know nothing about creating and implementing it. But I do know what I like. And what really gets me excited, are blogs designed with ruthless efficiency and minimalism. I don’t know why, I’ve just always been drawn to minimalism. I think it has something to do with being able to convey a much bigger message than what is being viewed. It also reduces the clutter, which is great because I get distracted very easily. You should see me after a Youtube or a Wikipedia marathon. I’ll emerge from my room hours later, disoriented, and about one-step away from yelling, “What year is it!? WHAT YEAR IS IT!?” at my roommates.
Of course, the flipside to all of this, are the blogs with designs or layouts so off-putting they become deal breakers. I’m really laid back when it comes to other bloggers’ themes and layouts, but trying to read a blog post in cursive, or one with flanked advertisements / icons makes me want to punt a cuddly little bunny.
Alright, I want to hear what you guys think of blog design. What do you find interesting or super neat? What are your deal breakers?
Disclaimer: No bunnies were harmed (or will be, unless I’m given good reason, you never know) in the making of this blog post