I wasn’t quite happy with the new design of my website. I called it the Gray Design, using gray backgrounds for the widgets along with gray type in the header. While it went minimal, as I’ve been seeking in all my designs, I’ll say it was a bit too minimal.
Two things happened to get me motivated to change. First, iThemes introduced a new WordPress theme called “Air”. It was indeed minimal and used a blue tone for the web links, headings, and a few other items. So I began working on a header that would work with that theme. This, too, was prompted by an alert from iStockPhoto that I had some credits that were expiring. So I found the globe that you see in the header. Made some modifications to that, tried about a dozen different fonts for the K5ND, settling on the Dry Cut Font that I had tweaked some time ago for my latest QSL card design.
All in all, I like the new look. Just enough color but yet very clear, clean, and, yes, minimalist. Less is more!