rekkerd.org goes pink lemonade

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Okay, so I always wanted to do a simple “Georgia” (the font, not the state) based design.

I guess it was A List Apart that got me excited about Georgia a while ago, and now recently even Boing Boing went Georgia. How could I resist joining the revolution? Georgia is going to be the new Verdana! (no wait a minute, Zeldman already said that back in 2002…)

Anyway, what better time to actually do it than a day or so before you go on vacation?

I’m sure there will be some odd things here and there, which I will try to fix tomorrow. In the meantime feel free to let me know if you find something I broke (and don’t tell me I broke the colors!).

P.s. I removed some AdSense. It’s not like I’m getting rich any time soon from these ads, but the big list in the sidebar did start to annoy me so I got rid of it.

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30+ WordPress 3-Column Themes

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Mashable has published yet another article in their WordPress Tips series: 30+ WordPress 3-Column Themes.

Sean P. Aune writes:

So far in the WordPress Tips series, we’ve talked about all the killer plugins you can add to your WordPress powered blog. But what about the actual appearance? You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so you need a clean, easy to read, and well organized theme for your blog. Today we’re going to concentrate on three column designs.

Illacrimo WordPress theme by LifeSpy
Illacrimo WordPress theme by LifeSpy

So, 30+ themes for your WordPress blog. And quite an uninspiring bunch of themes at that, IMHO. Out of this 30+ list, only a few stand out for me: Illacrimo (see image above), Upstart Blogger Modicus and the i3Theme.

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15 of the Best CSS Zengarden Designs

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CSS Zengarden is one of my favorite sites to have people check out, to help them understand the power of CSS and to see how same code + different stylesheet = brand new website (or can be anyway).

CSS Zengarden - Pretty in Pink by Jordi Romkema
CSS Zengarden – Pretty in Pink by Jordi Romkema (one of my favorites)

Tutorialblog rounded up some great designs in 15 of the Best CSS Zengarden Designs.

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Best MySpace Layouts That Don’t Look Like MySpace At All

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Mashable’s article Best MySpace Layouts That Don’t Look Like MySpace At All lists some great looking layout designs.

screenshot of Lucio @ MySpace
screenshot of Lucio @ MySpace

Stan Schroeder writes:

There’s an underground trend that’s been going on for quite some time among those who don’t enjoy the usual MySpace layout aesthetic – loud music, tons of animations, layout that’s falling apart and color matching from hell. These folks have gone to great lengths to make their MySpace profiles as different from the “standard” MySpace layout as possible.

More cool MySpace layouts in the comments of the post.

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New design?

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Alright, it’s that time again… So I got bored with the plain white look of rekkerd.org and made things quite a bit darker.

new design for rekkerd.org
new design for rekkerd.org – dark + bright green colors

What do you think: Yes, No or Fish?

I still need to work on a new-ish logo and do some fine tuning.

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