Chris Spooner

08 Aug

I’ve just finished up the new theme for my personal blog here on ChrisSpooner. The new outfit feels a little more stylish and sophisticated and taps into my current design style with the spacious layout and subtle textures. If you were a fan of the old cartoony theme, don’t worry, it now has a new home over on JakeTheLab.com complete with the weather changing design.

A few detail snapshots

Behind the scenes / The making of…

Readers of my Line25 web design blog may already be familiar with the design and coding walkthrough of this new design, if you’re not, be sure to check out the mini post series that starts with the Photoshop design concept tutorial, continues onto a walkthrough of the coding in HTML and CSS and finalises tomorrow with a post dedicated entirely to how the theme is put together in WordPress.

Stay tuned

My random video posts on this blog will stay pretty much the same, however I’d also like to start publishing more written articles and maybe a selection of design related topics, so if you’re interested in sticking around take a bite of the RSS feed.

27 Comments

  1. Jaky Astik says:

    Love the shades and typography. You’ve done it again, Chris. Good going :)

  2. Philip Brown says:

    Love the new style Chris! Nice job!

  3. Timothy says:

    Love it. A great example of current trends in web design. Dashed borders, inset separators, texture via noise, text shadow. etc etc. Plus your header img rocks.

  4. Gabe Diaz says:

    Looks great, congrats on the new look!

  5. iainspad says:

    Love the look Chris! :)

    P.S. Green Day FTW ;)

  6. Shikha says:

    I love your logo,the whole header, and overall styling. Very clean, minimalist and easy on eyes :)

  7. Looks awesome! I really like the centered logo as well.

  8. Liam Maskell says:

    Awesome new look Chirs :)

  9. Ethan says:

    Hi Chris I’m recently following on Twitter from Montreal, I love your design and your new blog is very clean. Nice job !

  10. Jaap Rood says:

    Love the look of your site. Nice and subtle with a nice and human feel. I’m not a big fan of the Urban Acid colours in your personal picture, that action is so overused! Great design!

  11. This is a really strong look Chris, subtle is so hard to do well and you’ve totally achieved it.

  12. Lars says:

    Great header, great footer, great design! Love the colors and noise!

  13. Fanni says:

    Awesome look!. very clean and works really well. good job :)

  14. Awesome ..Love everything [ colors,typo..etc ]

  15. Martin says:

    Not quite as personal as your old design, this one while a good design seems to lack personality.

  16. Congrats Chris, the site is great and I like the color scheme very much!!

  17. Nur Fathihah says:

    Hey, loving the new design. Awesomeness! :)

  18. mariadelsol says:

    i like me u new design in special the logo…

  19. Jack Rugile says:

    I am super jealous. I love the subtle textures. I think my favorite part is the archives page. Keep up the great work!

  20. Very nice design Chris, Congrats!

  21. Chad Mueller says:

    Chris, Great new look – like you had said it really fits into your current design style.

    Good job keep up the good work.

  22. Gemma says:

    Whilst this is a decent design, I actually prefer your old design.

  23. I also liked the old version better when it comes to clarity. The new theme however has very nice colors.
    The stripes may be trendy, but in my mind they are distracting.
    I actually have your previous layout saved in my drive for reference since I’m going to redesign my old and crummy website. I’m glad I saved the page :)
    However, very nice!
    Cheers,
    mj

  24. Incredible look and feel, very nice!

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