Haven’t we mentioned that we will be having a huge blast of surprise for our avid readers? Well, what you are seeing right now is what we had been cooking for quite some time. With the looks of it, it turned out pretty well the way we want it to be. This redesign is just one of the few steps we are going to take in order to bring Naldz Graphics to the next level. Of course, we would always trek the road going up.
Let us take a look at some new stuff that we have added for this new design. The new layout and look of the site might have surprised you. Even the navigation had some changes on it. With all those wrapped together, we came up with this new design. These new changes was based on the site's Analytics and performance. Now, let us take a peep on what new things we have incorporated to this design.
The layout of the website is a combination of a minimal design, magazine layout and blog style layout. With a wider layout, more featured posts can be seen allowing you to seek for articles that could interest you. In the homepage, you will immediately see latest posts with high quality featured images. This appears with three columns in a 1366 screen, two columns in a 1024 screen and one column in mobile. Just click on the thumbnails at the homepage and we will take you to the complete story you want to read. Upon reaching to the complete article, you will notice that it is indeed easier to read and lighter to the eyes with high resolution images.
We also restructured the main menu system to give you easier access and navigation all throughout the website like having a sole category for tips that includes freelancing, photography, blogging and design. The categories were organized under an orange tab which you will see at the upper left corner. Hover your mouse to that area and you will get the navigation menus that once were visibly displayed in our previous design. The orange tab appears in 1366 px to 1024 px screens but when viewed in 1920 px and above, the entire menu can be seen vertically on the left side of the screen. You can also notice three navigation buttons at the top which includes Articles, Deals and Archives. Under Articles, you will see our latest posts while you will get free discount coupons and other great stuff under Deals. This move gave the website a neater look and easier navigation as well.
This new design optimizes the website for browsing in smartphones and tablets. This will ensure good usability for users who make use of these devices. Also, we made sure that wherever you view it, you will still get the same quality as how you view it on a wide screen. You can try checking it on your tablets and smart phones. Another feature we added is that the website can be completely viewed no matter what your screen size is, only the number of columns vary. The website also loads faster compared to the previous design despite the huge amount of images it carry.
You can also observe the change in Naldz’s look. Instead of the image of Naldz holding a laptop, we have retained the head part. Well, that could be good enough for the site’s branding. You will get the same logo from the favicon, banner and footer of this new design.
Instead of using Musa for the site name Naldz Graphics, we opted to use Open Sans Pro to get a more professional impression. We used Roboto for the single post's titles and Open Sans for the body text. We have also added a different font style and color for the sub-headings for easier identification.
Instead of the blue background we used before, we opted to use white for easy reading and to achieve a minimal look. We also retained the use of blue and added a warmer touch of yellow orange. The entire look of the website in terms of color is simple and easy to the eyes.
But since this theme is just new, we are still hunting on some bugs and glitches that might occur. We would greatly appreciate it if you will join the hunt! Help us find some glitches so we can fix them and improve the site as well.
This had been a great day for all of us! We are grateful that you are all here to support us. We hope that this new design will give you a better time browsing into the contents of the site. Let us know how you assess this new look. Your feedback will greatly help us improve.