Scribdo is a “minimal fashion blog for creatives” with a classic, yet modern design. It has a simple, minimal layout and typography, and a black and white color scheme. It has a professional, visually pleasing design that incorporates several CSS elements and techniques that can be applied to the site I am designing for the Missourian’s “Columbia, Missouri: Scenes from Then and Now” series–a story I am telling in chapters, much like a storybook of the university and town.
The first element that drew me to Scribdo was its typography, most of which uses the font family Lusitana, Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif. Titles are aligned to the center with an uppercase text transformation, and paragraphs are aligned to the left. The difference in size between the paragraph copy and headings, 18px to 36px, creates contrast and visual interest.
Another successful Scribdo technique is the image sizing that spans 94% of the page, with 3% padding to the left and right. This technique can be applied to the visual storytelling I am attempting to do with the Missourian photo series. The bottom navigation is another element that can be applied to the site I am designing. It uses a 1px border, a 10px padding and margin, and a a text size of 13px.
Scribdo is a great source for inspiration as I begin to write CSS for the Missourian’s “Columbia, Missouri: Scenes from Then and Now” series. Its minimal, classic, modern design is a way to showcase photography and to tell a visual story that is historic yet familiar to Columbians and Tigers.