So, as you have read, I finally found a title for my upcoming 3D animated short movie (Yay). But this was not enough for me.

Since naming a movie is somehow similar to naming a child (in the poetic sense) I decided to accompany this milestone with a new design. Not only for this blog, but also for my whole website. Which is somehow reasonable since both use the same design. Or to be more precise, this blog’s design is inherited by the main page design.

Well, whatever. Enough techy talk.

Although I have to admit that from a functional standpoint the visual update is no groundbreaking new ground in website design, I think it is by far better than the “old” one.

If you have followed madmind for some time you might have noticed that with each new update, this site got more and more “standard” in terms of structure and format. This update is no exception. And while this seems to be a step in the wrong direction, i think it is by far the best design I have spit out in quite some time. Not only is the standard way the best way as I have learned but there are some small things that make this design at least good:

  1. because of the bigger main navigation links and the red background on active elements, the navigation and orientation is far better for users than ever before
  2. Since this website heavily deals with anything that is animated and/or 3D, I decided to add some visual elements, that connect this site with this idea. Some gradients here and there, a constant use of shadows and, of course, the menu divider, who seemingly let’s the visitor see what is behind.

Accompanied by this update I also reworked the main site pages (smaller images, less text), and last but not least updated WordPress to the latest edition (Version 2.5).

These were some hard but also fun weeks of evening and night works.

I hope you like the new design. If there is something that could be made better or something I have forgotten, don’t hesitate to post it in the comments below.

Thank you very much!

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