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In terms of the design of template for lightweight blog, here are 4 template designing schemes, some of which might be available in tumblr later. Both product architectures and forms of those schemes have been determined already. And different design schemes may include different functions meeting certain users’ specific demands. Yet each of the functions may be extended. In this way lightweight blogs introduce a lifestyle of customized blogs.

The biggest advantage for using a blog is that it provides people with the opportunity of displaying and developing their interests, feelings and tastes in a more multi-dimensional and perceptual manner on a larger platform. To fully tap such an advantage, a blog should attach great importance to the atmosphere it creates for its users. The more adjustable what people may share with blog is, the more practical the blog’s functions are.

Users have already formed their basic understandings of general functions and atmospheres of blogs.

Therefore, the requisite for a blog’s atmosphere is that the atmosphere is understood by users. And the atmosphere of a blog serves as a tool letting users know the style and taste of the blog or its blogosphere. This is similar with architecture groups such as SOHO and JOY CITY in real life. And the direction of a blog’s development will be fundamentally decided by users. Most of traditional blogs, for example, Sina Blog, are stereotyped in the interface. And their bloggers can only make themselves known by others by means of texts. By contrast, lightweight blogs may show users’ more sensitive side on the exotic and unique interfaces.

Regarding personal spaces, spaces such as Qzone only add certain flashy local elements according to users’ preferences. Without a refined interface and the ability to observe from the overall perspective, such spaces only meet low-end users’ requirements. For instance, QQshow has actually decreased its uers’ taste interests. The dying out of such kind of things is inevitable in the future.

As for Visual Designers, they must have the ability to seize and lead people’s interests and to create favorable atmospheres. In other words, they should be experts in the blogosphere who are capable of discovering every possibility for integrating certain concepts of certain and defining them.By using as many as elements, they will meet the above conception. As the soul of design work, concepts determine the formation of details, color scheme and relations between or among different shapes.

For example, templates with pink as the dominant color mainly give the sense of freshness, tenderness, nature and feminine characteristics. As it is the dream of almost every woman to be a romantic lady, the pink atmosphere is popular and easy to be accepted by most female users. Therefore, bright red is used as a dominant color of the design. And manual crop as the simplest and the most natural crop form is available for organizing connections among interfaces, entries and contents.

It feels like that users paste pictures they like onto real wallpapers with patterns by using scissors and adhesive tapes. One of this design scheme’s innovative points is the integration of symbols representing ancillary materials with the interface. Before starting my design work, I though over it with my reverse thinking. The purpose of using protruding buttons is to make them easy to be seen. And many ways may be adopted to realize this. For example, the adding up of simple depression pattern may highlight the button area. Therefore, I made the button in a form of being “cut off”, so as to make the interface more like a whole. And the different instruction directions of medias make it easy for people to find different media contents.

Templates with music as their background ask for high quality pictures and special displaying strategies. And such templates apply to the design of personal customized websites and are the best choice of photographers who have to deal with a lot of pictures.

The template with high color saturation creates an atmosphere similar to Disco’s full of passion, desire, enthusiasm and energy. The blinking typefaces and bright colors create something like acid rock integrating intense rhythms, arresting variations, fashion wears, racial ideas and decadence.

Templates with music as their background ask for high quality pictures and special displaying strategies. And such templates apply to the design of personal customized websites and are the best choice of photographers who have to deal with a lot of pictures.

The template with high color saturation creates an atmosphere similar to Disco’s full of passion, desire, enthusiasm and energy. The blinking typefaces and bright colors create something like acid rock integrating intense rhythms, arresting variations, fashion wears, racial ideas and decadence.

轻博客的模版设计,这里拿出了六套设计。有些可能在以后会在tumblr上架,模版的产品架构和形式已经确定,模版的设计可以根据博客面对的目标用户进行功能上的筛选,但保证他们是可以扩展的。

博客的优势就是更大维度和感性的方式来展示出自己的兴趣、感受、品味。这个就需要一个氛围的条件,人们分享的东西调性越整平台的功能性越强,这就好比现实生活中的建筑群,有的叫SOHO,有的叫大悦城。大家在功能和氛围上已经达到让人们基本认知的程度。对氛围的把握一定要建立在理解的基础上,有了氛围自然会让其他的用户知道这个圈子的风格、品味,运营方向将会在这个大圈子之内由用户去完成。

传统的博客(新浪博客),大都是千篇一律的界面,只能通过文字来了解作者,轻薄要要通过有情调和性格的界面气氛来表现人们更加感性的一面。

整体的设计是以嫣红为主体色,还原到最朴实自然的手工裁剪方式来组织界面、入口、内容之间的关联,就好像是女孩们喜欢将自己喜欢的图片用剪子和胶带把他们贴到带有花纹的壁纸上,把一些辅助内容的标志和界面融为一体是这个设计的创新之处。在做之前我逆向思维了一下,按钮做成突出的形态目的就是要清晰可见,那么清晰可见有很多方式可以表现出来,简单的凹陷配合整体的统一也可以很好的表现出差异点。我就做成了剪去的形态,这样更加让整个界面像一个整体,并且通过本身的媒体方向不同已经能够很清晰的看出内容的区别。以音乐为背景的模版注重图片的展示和质量,更加靠近个人定制的站点设计,适合具有大量图片的摄影师使用。

颜色饱和度很强的那款模版是营造了一种迪厅、激情、舞动、热烈、欲望的感觉,闪烁的字体,艳丽的颜色,如同一样酸性摇滚一种激烈、大声的变奏,流行的穿着,激进的思想,颓废的态度……

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