I decided to play upon the idea of waves of sound and light for this color composition. The waves are emanating from the components in my home theater. I created the piece in Illustrator, giving the waves a 10% opacity, so their overlap could have some interesting effects. As for changing the colors, I used the “Recolor Artwork” feature which made it simple to play with different types of color combos.
Expressive word: Radar
The Verge is a technology news website that launched late in 2011, featuring long form editorial content, reviews, podcasts, and even a talk show. The site design reflects the Web 2.0 aesthetic, is touch-friendly, and has a magazine-type layout.
From the homepage, it has a consistent look with a autumn-like color palette. tiles representing featured articles. The grid layout is clear, using tiles of varying sizes. Four different typefaces are used throughout.
The colorized tiles give each article a separate look and overtake disparate color palette of each image, making it appealing without having to hand-pick specific colored images.
The category page fully uses a tile interface, unlike the mixed styling of the homepage. It further uses colorized graphic tiles and is very touch friendly.
The page for individual articles pulls in familiar fonts from the other pages.
The grid layout is used to provide an engaging experience throughout the article, peppering in quotes and graphics.