Posts Tagged ‘MacMillan Publishing’

One Stop Blogs

screenshot from site

Mar 2009

Client

Macmillan Publishing

Responsibilities

Visual design, Web development

Description

One Stop Blogs is a blogging aggregation site from MacMillan Publishing for people working with in the language teaching profession.

Armed simply with existing branding of One Stop English I created a totally new site site, developing a unique look and feel. The site is built on an existing code structure which I was constrained to but then given the freedom to stretch it as far as I could to come up with something fresh and exciting.

The design I produced brought life to a previously dull uninspiring content model. Once I had the design in place I kicked of the css work which I then passed on to the in-house development team.

www.nature.com/blog

screenshot from site

Feb 2009

Client

Macmillan Publishing

Responsibilities

Visual design

Description

Nature.com supports a large amount of blogs within its network. Each one is on a different specialist subject, with it’s own identity, will fitting within the styling and structure of the nature.com site.

I was asked to design a generic template for this array of blogs which could be adapted simply using the css so that each blog could use it’s own signature colour and place a unique image in the header to identify it from the others.

In the day I had to work on this I produced a couple of variations. The result being that the final template is based on the second but pulling a couple of elements from the first.