As you’ve noticed, we’ve changed our design. I spent almost half a year redesigning, optimizing and testing my template in order to get the full satisfaction. As for me, the greatest obstacle in designing myself. Hopefully, I’ve been able to deliver this sleek and simple design to you.
In our new design, we’ve implemented several features for better reader experience :
- New Wallpapers Gallery
- Recent Comments Section
- Archives Page
- Ruby Search
- List of Popular Articles
- Live Preview for Comment
If you have any comments on our design, feel free to speak.
If you want to see our process in designing new UsingMac template, you can continue on reading this article.
Trying to use wood texture as the background. Last less than one week.
Trying to think different by using Bee’s Nest as the guide for placing navigation menu. Feel boring after two weeks.
Use big button for the navigation menu, to give the feeling that the spot is really important. However, not satisfying due to lack of awareness of the site (the logo is blended into navigation bar).
Applying simple and huge header to the design. Duplication detected, hence rejected.
Monstrous size of logo, navigation menu and share buttons. Marked as expensive design and rejected.
Rainbow UsingMac which gives me the feeling of having colorful experience in using Mac. This is a nice design, but I didn’t get the permission from the author to use the background rainbow image (in fact, the author didn’t even reply me).
At least for now, this design suits me the best: Simple and Sleek.
Any comments? Perhaps you want to try our new live comment preview?