The Blonde Board is a personal project that has long been in need of a revamp.
Started after a bit of fun at university the web site aims to collect together examples of all the daft things people say.
Having intially worked with a custom CMS (Content Management System) the redesign moved the site onto the wordpress platform with a custom theme.
The main focus of the theme was to keep things simple and easily readable as the site is heavily text based.
To add a bit of visual interest drop caps were added to the main body of text on each entry making use of a font devlivered by the TypeKit service.
CSS3 and Typekit
The theme makes use of new CSS3 properties and animation. Currently only viewable in webkit based web browsers (Safari and Chrome) the animation of a
stickman dunce character is made when hovering over menu items on the main navigation.
The use of non web safe fonts delivered from TypeKit enable the drop caps to be styled without using image replacment techniques and are also used on the
main site navigation.