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Chapter 9. Designing a Home Page

 

Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black, and the aesthete unoffended.

 
 --RAYMOND LOEWY

Styling a weblog, as in the preceding project, can be a challenge, but weblog style in itself isn't enough. Any weblog entries are likely to appear in the context of a site design, and the two need to go together. After all, it would look odd to have a leafy, natural theme for the weblog and a bunch of neon, J-pop decorations for the rest of the site's design. It would be even stranger to have both on the same page.

Since we already have a weblog design, let's actually work outward and create a site design that is consistent with the weblog styles, instead of going the other way around. This will let us ...

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