Fat Man New Design Unleashed
A few weeks ago I decided to go ahead and get the Fat Man Unleashed redesigned. I enlisted the services of Unique Blog Designs. I decided to go with them after seeing the work they have done for other blogs that I visit. Nate was very cool and personable throughout the entire process. We went through several drafts before finalizing what you see now. I never once got that “stop bugging me” feeling from Nate.
There must have been about six or seven drafts, a couple of color combinations, and several tweaks. Nate uses a cool online tool that let’s you view your drafts and comment directly on the design, pinpointing where you want changes done. That made the whole thing easy for me. My main objective was to have the site designed and stick with that theme for a long time. I usually like simple designs, but in this case I wanted an in your face “BAMMMM” effect. I wanted the fat man to be on steroids and that’s why I went balls out on all of the comments/corrections that I left. The good thing about UBD is that they listen to you when you talk.
I must admit that since I wanted this design to be long lasting, that I decided to test out Hyder from Weborithm. I asked him to do a quick mock up for me and after I paid him he sent me something. I was not terribly impressed with the overall design to be honest, but I did love his concept for the header. The “rays” was his idea, so I asked Nate to incorporate that into his design. Nate did it and the design was officially done. Nate’s header design was good, but I just didn’t feel like it was complete. Combining the two designers ideas gave me exactly what I wanted.
After that Steve, one of the guys that handles the coding at UBD, had to code the theme so that it could be installed on my wordpress. Once he did that we found that there were some bugs caused by a plugin that I had installed. He made the fix and the site was ready for unleashing.
If you are interested in a redesign for your site or blog then contact Unique Blog Designs, if you mention the “Fat Man” you may just get hooked up.
So, what do you think of the new look? Like it, dislike it, did it change your life? Let me know.