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August 22, 2011

Main Portal Theme and Design

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve started working on the main blogs portal. A few of my design goals:

  • Distinctive UW look and feel that feels not only “clean” but is clearly recognized as a portal to other content.
  • Highlight posts from other blogs around the network.
  • Show a list of all blogs (or at least a few most recently created) on the network.
  • Feature Network-wide updates and announcements.
Because the nature of the blogs service continues to involve, the “most recent” lists may be re-visited. A prime example is if a blog is restricted to a certain audience, we would not include it in any featured lists or recently-updated widgets.

The theme is based off of the awesome PressWork project. Feel free to share any feedback you may have.