I’ve decided to launch a new blog design that I’ve been working on and off on past the last couple of weeks. I know there are a few bugs here and there, but now that the cat’s out of the bag, I’ll make sure to jump on those issues quickly and perfect the design over the coming weeks.
One of the design features I’m proud of in this revamp is the hyperlink styling. I was playing around with CSS 3 transitions only to find I created a cool 3D illusion where the links pop off the page when you hover over them. It looks awesome if you’re using a modern browser – and I wasn’t even aiming for anything like it to begin with. I hope styles like these become standard online rather than having underline effects and whatnot – not that they don’t have a place, but having links pop off the page is pretty cool!
One concern of mine, however, is the contrast of the current layout. White links on a semi-transparent white background don’t look as good as they could. This could potentially be fixed by choosing a specific colour for links (which doesn’t work with my plans to have the background rotating different images), or with a different background choice entirely. I’ve also experimented with turning the semi-white background that you see behind this text to black, and then turning the text to white. The contrast does increase, but the 3D hyperlink effect is reduced.
By the way, the current background is a blurred picture I took in Mildura a few weeks ago, I’ll be uploading many photos soon .