The end of the rainbow | 20 September 2005
September 2005 marks the end of the rainbow era for ABBA Plaza. After a six years dominance of the rainbow colours theme in the site, it is time for a different approach. And besides; it's fall in Europe which means that is time for me to create a new look and feel for the site :)
When I made the decision to dump the rainbow theme, I immediately created a problem: what to do instead? And that is a puzzle which took quite a long time solving it.
At first I looked for a colour that could "carry" the site and a different colour that would support it. This made it impossible for me to use any kind of blue or blue-ish combination. That would be too much like the official ABBA site. I kind of played with a green – blue combination, but in the end it just didn't work. Simply because the colours of the links must be visible in an instant and when using not too dark green or blue, that is just not the case.
Now it became red and yellow. I hope you like it. The colours are darker and more dominant than in the previous version of the site. That's why I adjusted the homepage. There's more white space between the various items and menus and I used a darker version of the faces image. This makes the site more "in your face" than it ever was.
The navigation in the site still works pretty well, so I didn't change much there. The only thing that was added is the path, which in fact is nothing more than the name of the theme and the subject that you selected.
BTW: I am a bit more ABBA minded than I was in June. I want to expand the site and create a couple of new things. I don't know exactly what I am going to do, but it will probably something in the fun pages of the site. Think new quizzes and games.
So if you have any new ideas in that direction or any other ideas, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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