I know I said I wouldn´t do this until 2015 but it´s getting close to 2015 and I´ve wanted to do this for some while so here we are.
Much of the things I wanted were cosmetic changes. Removing the fixed site header. Using more white and black with a nice color for links is just what I wanted to do but let´s just say I hadn´t found the right colors yet. Now I´m more confident in my color choice and I´m simply adoring what I´ve done. It looks pretty sexy if I do say so myself.
I don´t have much more to say really. I want to give thanks to some people who have helped with this redesign, either by inspiring me or proven to me a choice I wanted to do for a long time is cool even if I myself doubted it. It is one thing I need to get better at. I need to stop looking back and doubting myself. What is done is done, stand up for yourself as you know what you are doing. But enough of that. On towards the subjects I wanted to focus on.
I am doing freelance work for people who want to hire me. I´m just starting out so I´m not getting much offers. To make something worth my while for spending so many hours on working on this site and such I am adding 1 affiliate image after single entries. These links will be from google and from sites I use that offer affiliates. If you ever feel that you want to support me in this nimble way by buying awesome stuff from a seller and at the same time I will get a few pennies from it then it´s awesome. If not then it´s alright as well. Affiliate text links will also be used in content, rarely I might add but still. They will be used and I will mark them so you will never have to worry about all links being affiliate links.
Thanks to people for inspiring me or helping
So, let´s finish things of with giving thanks to some people who inspire me everyday with their work and how they design their websites. Since I´m so far just a no-name I want to give thanks to the people who either direct or indirect motivate me to keep me going every day. There are a few to say the least but hey, it´s my personal place and I´ve promised to be myself. So here you go.
Dustin W. Stout – Still love your idea of covering the whole field with a large image. I loved the idea so much I used it for my portfolio posts. I hope it isn´t terribly done by me, if you ever visit and see this and feel that it´s to close of a resemblance, tell me and I´ll change it into something else.
Rafal Tomal – I really enjoyed visiting his blog. The design was easy on the eyes and looked like a fun place to be. Now when he redesigned his site he used a lot of white space. I enjoy seeing whitespace now more than ever. Just looks easy to the eye and I´m all for that. Only showing a title and some post meta for posts was something I was thinking about doing but didn´t get anywhere with my ideas. Rafal showed me a way of using it and I took it to heart with a own twist. I would also like to officially thank him for inviting me to Dribbble.
Brian Gardner – This man keeps on surprising me with his design choices. None of them so far has been bad and depending on where he wants to take his blog his design follows. I simply adore the current design of his blog and it gave me the idea for my own work section on the front page.
Sridhar Katakam – For his various genesis walktroughs. I decided to use a variation of his portfolio code snippet for my own portfolio. I just enjoy visiting his page to read on about genesis code snippets or just awesome tips & tricks.
Brad Dalton – Wpsites has a lot, and I mean a lot of walktroughs for how to do a variety of genesis or web design related stuff. Everywhere from displaying posts or how genesis works and can me modified.
StudioPress.com(affiliate link) – I disliked the genesis framework at first. Now I´ve started to understand more about how it works and boy. It has few limitations and I really enjoy it. To be fair, I´ve started using Genesis in mainly all projects and I´m using it on this website. It should say a lot of how much I like it.
And with this I welcome you all to the new design of Henrik Blomgren. I promise to keep the contents as they have been, personal and always my own thoughts. If you like what you see the don´t falter, I am available to work on your project!
I am thinking about releasing my previous design as a free download. If anyone is interested in it off course. Let me know in the comments below.