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<div class="entry-content"><p>My activities as a web designer were becoming more prominent and my personal site did not express that sufficiently. Hence, I created <a href=""></a> (and I tweet about Web Design at <a href=""></a>).</p>
<p>While this site is, ahem, very colourful, it does not have a unique brand (other than the effusive colours). So, I set about creating a memorable but offbeat logo. I love the designs from the late 20s-30s and I found a perfect poster from my scrapbook to base my color scheme on (#1):</p>
<p><img src="" alt="Inspirations for the design of" /> </p>
<p>I used the other two pictures to guide the aged and comics-like look of the logo. The text on the logo is customized from different serif fonts I found on early 20th century posters.</p>
<p><img src="" alt="Nimbupani Designs Logo" /><br/><small>The New Logo</small></p>
<p>Then, I wrote, and wrote, and wrote. I didn&rsquo;t realise writing about myself would be such a difficult task. After about 3 re-writes, I arrived at the current text.</p>
<p>Two days ago, I started creating the website. <a href="">Deepak Jois</a> was consistently prodding me to design for <a href="">vertical rhythm</a> (he also asked me to &ldquo;fix&rdquo; the <a href="">widows</a> on the text, I refused &mdash; Web is not print).</p>
<p>This is my process to create a vertical rhythm in web pages:</p>
<li>Install and enable <a href="">Pixel Perfect</a> extension for Firefox Firebug.</li>
<li><a href="">Generate the grid</a> and download the grid as an image.</li>
<li>Click on the Pixel Perfect tab on Firebug and overlay this image on the HTML page. You can position it exactly and also control the opacity.</li>
<li>Once positioned, use <a href="">firebug to manipulate the CSS</a> so that the text lines up vertically against the grid.</li>
This site is the beginning of the <a href="">switch to HTML 5 </a>on my personal sites.
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