I’m thinking of giving different color variation for each post. The idea is there are 12 months in a year, and there are rgb (red, green, blue) colors, both contain combination of three number.
I don’t know if it is a good idea or not, but I feels like my blog is too plain. I’m not really a designer, so I add this colored stripes for my blog.
Create new inkscape document 360px x 200px
Create the transparent white stripes pattern. 30x30
Create a box width 30px x height 200px. Duplicate each box beside for each 12 months
Colorize each month boxes with RGB.
Create a box of 360px x 200px Fill with white stripes pattern. Lower the transparency for about 30% or 40% to make a soft pastel effect.
Create a vertical gradient over the layers from #ffffff88 to #ffffff00
Export each month box objects to separate png images from 01.png to 12.png.
You can even export a transparent png overlay 00.png, and still preserve your CSS color.
Detail on Colors in Inkscape
The first six colors combination is easy:
The next six colors, is combination of above colors.
Of course you can utilize your own color scheme that is suitable for your site.
You can see how easy it is. I don’t even think about what color, or any aesthetic aspects. It simply math.
With about similar method, you can apply it to glossy design. Glossy design has been popularized by Vista a decade ago.
Copy Inkscape above, and reduced page document to 360px x 80px
Select all by mouse, and resized all object’s heights from 200px to 80px.
Create a white (
$fff) box on top half of the page (40px x 360px) And reduced the transparency to about 4% or 10%.
Export to each month to png.
- HTML (sample using Jekyll)
You can see the result on both figure above.
- Inkscape SVG document
- Decoration in blog post
I don’t know how long would I put this stripe stuff on my blog. It looks childish, and I lost the boldness of the design. I wish I have a better decoration idea than just this plain pages.
Thank you for reading