“A Beginner’s Guide: 16 Essential Style Tips For Guys Who Want to Dress Better”
As a designer, I will mainly focus on the aesthetics of Peter Nguyen’s blog and how we can improve RMRS’ blog. But as a fan of books, blogs, and articles — I found it easy to understand. It is concise. I like how the images supported the writing rather than images out-staging the writing. I never got lost from points 1 through 16. I was easily and carefully navigated through it. And what I also liked about it was most of the points had Call To Action (see image below). And it’s not forcing or anything intrusive.
From the get go, the blog itself looks easy on the eyes. It made me want to read it. I wasn’t bombarded with other elements. Just the content.
From The Essential Man
This is actually a trend in design right now. Notice the recent changes on Youtube’s website. And other many websites are following this trend. More white spaces, bolder, dark fonts and no unnecessary elements to get the attention to what matters — the content.
This trend in design which Apple and other companies are incorporating today is called Complexion Reduction. More about that trend here
Another example from Medium.com
One thing they really put in mind is making it clean as possible so the idea of being “spammed” is crushed right away.
Here is the current look of RMRS:
What we can do
- Make the main article area wider
- Clean the side bar in a way it’s not getting the attention from the main article
- Take away redundant images – We can see a banner up top and the thumbnail of the video in one fold
- Bigger and bolder fonts for the main talking points. Or anything that wants to be highlighted