Masculine Design


It’s not often I work on masculine design projects, but when I do, they’re usually for Chris. It’s always great to work on these things, because it forces me to go outside of my norm. I end up doing more design research & I usually find some great design sites in the process.

Chris needed a portfolio site to showcase his recent work in programming. In the last year, he’s transitioned away from finance & moved towards programming web apps that manipulate data. It’s really cool to see his excitement about what he’s learned or accomplished each day when he gets home from work. He’s really awesome at learning new things.

Chris naturally did all of the programming from scratch and I did the design work. I used a more neutral pallette with pops of muted color, inspired by fashion’s fall brights paired with neutrals. I manipulated LostType’s Ranger font for Chris’s logo & remixed a gorgeous Bokeh photo from Teleyinex to fit Chris’s color scheme. I can’t emphasize enough how awesome the fonts are on LostType are. I’ve talked about it before & I want everyone to know about the insane talent behind that site. Chris programmed some really tricky little details into his site that I’m just in awe over. I love how his site turned out. Click here to check out Chris’s Portfolio.

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    1. moxiemandie says:

      Hey there!

      I just wanted to let you know that I popped over to Chris’ site, but the text on the front page isn’t readable- it’s all in black. I’m reading from IE (I know, I know- I’m at work). Just wanted you guys to know. :)

      looks really cool, though, otherwise!

    2. Katie says:

      totally readable to me.

      our husband’s should get together. Mine’s a front end designer.

    3. Melissa says:

      @MoxieMandie – I didn’t even think anyone used IE anymore. The readability is totally because of the browser. It should look the same across any other browser. In fact, he designed it to scale perfectly to fit your screen. It looks fabulous even on my little iPhone screen.

    4. Wow, this looks great! And I hadn’t heard of Lost Type before, what a great site…thanks for introducing me. :) Xo, Katie

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    6. Looks amazing! You are so talented. My husband is a Computer Science professor and it always amazes me what astounding things he can do! Looks like your hubby is quite the computer magician, too!

    7. Chris says:

      It’s probably IE6. I’ve tested on IE7 through IE9 without a problem. There are a lot of people still using IE6. I’ve heard that it’s the most common browser worldwide. It’s outdated, but no large software company/website wants to be the first to stop designing for it.

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