I figure it’s high time to start posting again, and long overdue to update the site template—some of the legacy cruft was getting a little embarrassing.
I had an irama.org 3.0 design in the works a few years ago. Noting came of it. Thank goodness, it was awful. I can’t bring myself to show you.
This update (skipping straight to 4.0) features a clean, minimal design, focusing on the content. The overall colour scheme and structure has remained as it always was (it’s just a realignment, after all).
I haven’t testing the IEs yet. If you’re using IE, I’m sorry, how embarrassing for you 😉
I’m sure there will be tweaks to come in future.
Edit (11/04): For this design I played with visual hierarchy using ‘negative visual weight’—i.e. fading back secondary elements so the content stands out. This reduces accessibility for some visitors. If this applies to you, I apologise—please let me know how you prefer to deal with sites that have colour contrast issues? e.g. Do you: a) Use a custom style sheet? b) Look for a ‘zoom layout’ or ‘accessible version’ button? c) Curse the designer and leave/complain?