After working with The Gigga Man on his site, it only seemed fair that I redesign his buddy Niall Kennedy’s site as well 😉 Niall’s launch entry has some really positive comments so far, which makes my week much better. Here’s a screenie:
The site has a simple design, but I’m really digging how it came out — especially the header. Typophiles will recognize his new logo font is Bureau Grotesque set in multiple weights; Mike Diesel recognized it immediately so my hat is off to him. Other cool features include the calendar-style date box next to the entry titles (which took a bit of CSS maneuvering) and the nifty tag listing at the end of the entry. The iconography throughout the site is courtesy Mark James as I’ve been using a lot of his icon work lately with clients and 9rules as well, that guy’s work is fantastic. There are some quirks in IE6 I have to get to still, but for the most part it’s good to go.
Oh, and I quickly redesigned the Business Logs projects page — much less text, much larger screenshots. I found that prospective clients really don’t care about the “case study” stuff I had up there before, they just want to get down to the nitty-gritty question of, “can you design cool stuff?” So designers out there, what do you think? Should the “work/portfolio” section of a business site even have case studies anymore? I’m testing the waters here, so let me know.