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  1. I love the new site design, Rafal! Kudos to you, Brian and the team! And thanks for the awesome behind-the-scenes look into what it took to pull off such a large project. I especially love what you did from a UX perspective on “Enter Your Site Information.” LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  2. Hello Rafal

    I like the clean simplicity of the new site, it’s got easy to read fonts and lots of white-space.

    I’m glad there are no great big photos, video backgrounds or sliders.

    I like that there are just the three most important options in the top nav bar, so I can get where I want to go fast.

    If I want to find other pages the links are in the footer, easy to find but out of the way.

    The only thing I’d change is the way the top navbar fades to pale blue, with white text. If I had a magic wand I’d make it solid blue all the way across.

    Congratulations on a great looking design, I think you nailed it!

  3. I’m loving the redesign, Rafal. Nice work! It’s official: gradients are back. 🙂

    Style changes also updating the built-in style guide sounds awesome. Is the style guide accessible as a section of the wp dashboard or on the front end of the site somewhere? Trying to wrap my head around the setup.

    The gradient in the header is my favorite design feature. You’ve inspired me to implement something similar on my next project.

  4. Is it possible to release the code for the style guide? Might be helpful to SP customers to include that template in normal themes to aid in styling our sites.

  5. Love the new design, Rafal. You always keep impressing and inspiring me with your creations and designs.

    And it’s great to see how you worked with the flowcharts and wireframes. Have just recently started using Adobe Xd myself, so it’s nice to see how you’ve used it in the development process here.

    I also like the idea of creating an UI file to keep inside the theme. Need to do something like that in the future. 🙂 Is that an HTML file with a “skeleton” you keep inside the theme and link the UI stylesheet to, or how did you do that?

  6. I just checked my rescue time dashboard for last week and I figured I spent over 2 hours on studiopress.com.

    Most of that time was spent in chrome dev tools, trying to figure out why the design was JUST CRAZY GREAT.

    But here, this right here is the real deal.

    Blessings Rafal.

    Keep inspiring with your every touch.

    🙂

  7. Rafal,
    did the Material Design guidelines play any role?

    For example,

    1. the floating field labels that you mentioned,

    2. blog posts now look like they’re on slightly elevated paper

    3. when I mouseover a theme the card slightly bulges

  8. I really enjoy reading about how projects came to be – the redesign of StudioPress was no exception! Love how the project came together and that you’ve modernized the UI by using softer colors – I’ve got a long way to go as I hone my skills but luckily, I’ve got resources like this to draw some inspiration from.
    Al – Web Designer

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