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This design critique features the Forty Seven Media website.
The style is colourful, fresh and bright, a creative voice with a dash of rock attitude. Their use of texture gives the design a sense of depth and warmth, and their colour palette has a antiquity that they have some how married to retro. A carefully planned mish-mash of styles, that balances style with a focus on the content.
The bold homepage features a large photo of the founders John & Nate, a very personal and warm greeting; with their touch of rock n roll geek culture; this will divide opinion and sift out clients that share their cultural message. You know what your getting your self into working with these guys!
My favourite part of Forty Seven Media design is their main call to action, a retro shield that boldly states “DONT HIRE US” , “find out why”. Get the viewers attention with an unexpected revers proposition statement. It’s clever, and I bet it works.
A great way of creating a connection with your readers is to tell them a little about you in a short author bio at the end of your blog post. This is particularly useful if you have multiple blog authors or want to allow guest posting.
This WordPress designer snippet pulls-in the users bio information and their avatar from their WordPress user account:
A collection of web design bits that showcase how web designers are tackling author profiles in their blog designs.