Kyle Meyer
Kyle Meyer

Astheria. Minimal. And just right.

The goal of Astheria.com is to provide design articles, viewpoints, and resources that are not the same regurgitated, rewritten articles that seem to plague the design blogosphere.

Kyle has two brilliant sites. Astheria (the one I’m reviewing now) and Typesites (previously featured).

And did you see the post by John Arnor G. Lom at Typesites for the International Herald Tribune? Impressive.

Astheria
Astheria

There Are No Trends in Design is pretty strong stuff. And so true. Web designers or web decorators. Which are you?

I don’t know how you’ve designed (and redesigned) your blog(s). But after reading Kyle’s article I can see where I’m decorating DWB, not designing. Or I guess you could call it a blend between decorating and designing and tweaking while having fun. Deco-dweaking? (more on this later … much later).

Another top post is The Elements of Design Applied to the Web.

Design is broken up into a number of basic principles that apply to all design from type creation to painting to page layout, both on the web and in print. However, especially on the web, these rules tend to be forgotten and we just go with what feels “right.” This isn’t because designers are feeling too loose to abandon these rules, but rather, most people working on the web don’t even know they exist – if they do, they don’t understand how to use them.

Go on. Read the rest. I know I just have to. Do you too?

Astheria was discovered via: Blog Design Blogs: 47 Must See Great Blog Designs.

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