There’s nothing like a good evisceration to spur creativity. After Friday’s font post hit the front page of Digg, it confirmed for me what I had been thinking for a while: 10,000 Words needed a redesign.
The old design was a colorful nod to the “Web 2.0 look” (I know that Web 2.0 is not a design concept), but I eventually realized it didn’t complement the tone of the blog. As I’ve said before, the hardest person to design for is oneself, but it took a good kick in the rear to finally buckle down and crack open the Photoshop. Let me know what you think in the comments (Be nice!) This is also an opportunity to suggest things you’d like to see on the blog, including content and other features.
Also if you aren’t already following 10,000 Words on Twitter, go ahead and click the link. Initially I only planned to Twitter the UNITY conference because I didn’t want the microblogging service to take over my life. However, the 10,000 Words Twitter feed is now the place to find useful links that don’t make it to the blog and find out what’s going on behind the scenes.
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- Vidahlia Press, Pubsoft Partner Up for Prison Writing Contest
- Slate Writer Amanda Hess Wins Sidney Award for Examining Online Sexism