Posted Jun 08, 2004 in Web Design.
Doug Bowman continues to demonstrate his visual flair, as Stopdesign continues to evolve. Each section of Doug's site is now beautifully decorated with a common theme, welcoming the user with open arms.
Because Stopdesign now has a fixed width, Doug has turned his home page into a three-column layout. Main content now occupies far less space - indeed it seems to be the narrowest column of all. At first sight, I was rather alarmed at this; however, I saw that when I clicked on the permanent link for an entry, the layout changed to a two-column design, giving me a wider content column (which I much prefer) to read. From a visual standpoint, I prefer this new solution; however, from a usability standpoint, I do not. The extra click it requires is a little annoying, as previously discussed. Overall, I am thoroughly impressed, and deeply jealous of Doug's talent.