You know something that’s missing from most blogs? And editorial websites, even? Art direction.
If you think about a lot of websites built around content, they’re sort of built like machines of information that pull together disparate parts in consistent ways, ensuring that the results follow a general script: If this happens, it should look like this.
All the big ones are kind of like this, especially WordPress. It’s a framework, rather than a unique design for each article, as it might be in a magazine.
But recently, a Tedium reader, Steve Best, reached out about a separate topic (my old Mac Mini
, if you have to know), and sent me an article he had written
. I found the result super-impressive basically because he thought to do anything with design at all. Essentially, he didn’t do anything crazy with his prior site, called The Art Directed Journal
, nor does he do anything wild with his current one, a self-titled blog
. Both are built on Github.