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Redesigned Kineda again! (17 posts)

  1. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So I've been through 4 designs in just one year. Pretty nutz I know... :p Just not quite satisfied with each iteration I've come up with. Version 14 was released for the CSS reboot, and I redesigned a couple weeks later.. released version 15... not happy with the colors, and went back to the color scheme of 13 with a hybrid design of 15.

    Ok enough yapping... Let me know what you guys think!

    Version 13 - http://www.kineda.com/dump/kineda_v13.jpg

    Version 14(CSSReboot) - http://www.kineda.com/dump/kineda_v14.jpg

    Version 15 - http://www.kineda.com/dump/kineda_v15.jpg

    And so here's Version 16 of Kineda.. live! http://www.kineda.com

    I'm still in final draft mode, so some things might not be working perfectly, but the general layout is there.

  2. Bhoney
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I like this version second only to version 13.I thought the black was too dark and the red to jarring with the font colors.This version goes back to the warm natural tones that makes viewing a site a pleasant experience.

    Nice design.

  3. joshziman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    They all really look great... from best to worst:
    1. v14
    2. v16
    3. v13
    4. v15

  4. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I thought she was stunning....

    Wait... What was the question?

  5. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Kineda ... are these at anytime going to be offered as a download? ... all of them look GREAT !!

  6. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The dark and pink design was definitely a bolder statement. I still love it, but I think with a content heavy site like this, dark fonts on a light background would be much easier to read. Photos play alot into my designs, and in the previous versions I used large provocative imagery to really add to the overall feel of the site (having consistent imagery on a daily blog though is rather difficult).

    In this latest version, I'm trying to let the content and community blogging features drive the design. The focus is to increase visibility of the commenting functionality and add a quick entry point for users to add their replies. Another feature to be added shortly is an easy way for users to add articles after becoming a registered member.

    Thanks for everyone's comments and keep em coming! :)

  7. halfbloodprince
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The new design is amazing!!

    I have a question — what are you using to create the Flash (sIFR) titles? I've found a couple of WordPress sIFR plugins, the best one being CG-FlashyTitles, but would you be kind enough to reveal how one should go about customising the Flash titles (headings) the way you have? (The way the article/category titles are styled is different from the styling for the sidebar titles.)

  8. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's just standard old sIFR implemented without any plugin's. Just add the references to the sifr css style sheets in the header, and then add the sifr js script to the footer. There's instructions on the sifr site, if you're looking for details. :)

  9. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Changed once again for chocolate lovers! :)

    http://www.kineda.com

    Also launched the user articles feature which people seem to be loving! :D

  10. findinforums
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice blog :)
    looks really good and the theme fits the blog topic, but I'd add some more colors to the template. It's a bit too dark imho.

  11. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ya, I noticed it's a bit dark on lower resolutions or smaller screens. I've moved the gradient up a bit, and I'm also going to add a bit more punch to certain areas to liven up the colors.

    Thanks!

  12. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    with the redesign. does this mean that one of your previous themes will be made available as a DOWNLOAD?

    just curious ... you always seem to produce some amazing stuff.

    DesignPastor

  13. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm going to try to release v12 (which is not shown here) as one of my first publicly available themes. There's been alot of interest, and e-mails, but I haven't had time to clean up everything for release. The other theme that's still in the works is the photoblog theme. Folks have been requesting that as well for quite some time. :D

  14. callmeforsox
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You scare me with the amount of redesigns you've been through in the past month or two. And they're all awesome.

  15. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks sunscream! :)

  16. qmedia
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Kineda, I think all of your designs are extremely insane - like ... amazingly awesome. Keep up the great work!

  17. kineda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thansk qmedia... I'm going to make a few minor changes and hopefully free up some time to finish a new wordpress template for the public. Hope you guys will like it! :)

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