This is an introductory paragraph, used to open blog posts. Here I might greet you with a quote, ask a provocative question, or tell a story to draw you in. For these post intros and teasers I chose a soft, chalky brown — the color of chocolate shavings.
On this page you can view my choice of fonts, font weights, and colors for this website’s design. Let me make clear I’m not a designer; I’m a writer — but writers often have to work alongside designers, so I learn enough design to be a good collaborator.
I wanted the colors on this page to remind you of chocolate and coffee: rich blackish browns; softer reddish-browns; and café chalkboard grays. My idea was to try and imitate the sensation of sitting in a clean coffeehouse — because don’t we all like that blend of relaxation, caffeination, and conversation?
Here are the site’s header styles:
Here’s what a blockquote looks like:
If you share the work of others, it’s your duty to make sure that the creators of that work get proper credit […] Without attribution, [your readers] have no way to dig deeper into the work or find more of it.
— Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!
Here’s an example of an unordered list, great for
- Listing out compelling benefits
- Teasing the reader with intriguing tidbits
- Laying out some damned good reasons why the reader should care about your message
- Breaking up paragraphs, and refocusing any reader who’s just been skimming
This is an ordered list, great for
- Listing steps of a process in chronological order, so your reader can easily follow.
- Outlining the contents of a longer piece of writing.
- Listing out priorities, in order of importance.
Credit where it’s due
I tip my hat to:
- Studiopress, for their “Sixteen Nine” WordPress theme.
- Design Seeds, for inspiring and informing my color choices.
- John Loo, for photographing chocolate.