WallStats.com is reborn!

WallStats.com is reborn!

Posted on 14. Mar, 2009 by in wallstats

WallStats.com 2.0 officially launches today.  It has been completely redesigned to make way for some exciting new projects in the pipeline.  Break out of your readers you feed mongers and see for yourself.

The old design, which can be seen here and here, was… well… crappy.  How come no one told me that?  I had some misconceptions about what WallStats was and who my audience was.  I though beige and neutrals were academic, and that kooky js scripts were cutting edge.

But now it is back to the fundamentals.  Simple and quick.

The new design uses only 5 pages (all linked to in the footer of each page) compared to the over 30 of the last one.  I like my type big and accessible.  I don’t know why designers use such small type these days, sacrificing aesthetics over usability.  The headers are using sIFR, which may be unnecessary, but for some reason, I simple must have my Benton Sans instead of Verdana.  It’s quite sexy, don’t you agree?

bentonsans1I’ve been using it for all my latest projects.  After seeing the redesign of The Atlantic magazine a few months ago it really reinforced my own ideas of super heavy weight type being quite awesome.  Come first circle and I have a two page infographic appearing in The Atlantic’s pages in a few months time.  My first major print publication. Sweet!

So now I have two posters, Death and Taxes and 389 Years ago.  I tried to get the sprawling bits of information about these projects neatly organized on the page.  It can be difficult to convey just what these projects are, but I think it is done effectively on the new pages.  Oh an if you haven’t seen my latest poster, you need to, I believe there is only 5 left of the limited editions.

You may also notice that every page has a different header and color scheme.  Why not?  I love color and could not settle on one unifying hex code to represent what I do.  Though I am a little unsure about the pink in the blog.  What do you think?  Is it too much?  Too iconically feminine?

The About page is much better than the previous incarnation.  It finally has my portfolio!  For those that don’t know, in the downtime between creating posters, I am the lord of infographics; turning information into pretty information for companies and such.  Take note though, some of the images in my portfolio are huge and may take a few extra seconds to load.

There are plenty of ways to get in touch with me and I am abide by the availability graphic in the /Contact section.  Another note,  if you use the anonymous contact form, do not expect a response unless your provide your contact info.  I get a lot of questions through there with no way to answer them.

So if you have any comments on the design please let me know.  Designing websites is not really high up in my skill set but I think this one turned out nicely.  I should also note the design is mine, but the code work, which I cannot do is from the fine folks at Htmlboutique.  I will post more about them later.  Oh and they may be a few bugs here and there, if you find any, let me know.

whatsnext

The primary purpose of the redesign is to make a cozy home for all the sweet content I will be serving up.  One of the things I am very excited about is a video project, that correlates to every infographic I create.  I can’t say anything further until it’s done, but it will be very cool, trust me.

I will also be posting a series of business related entires.  Since I get tons of emails asking about my business model and how to sell and produce posters, I thought I would share that information with everyone.  I am a very small business, of one person, but I think I am doing pretty well in this weird niche of infographics.  So if I can help others break into it as well, the the more the merrier.

And of course, I have some killer graphics reserved for future blog posts.  Many of my good ideas are snatched up by the companies I work for but occasionally, an idea comes along that is so awesome, I simply have to save it for myself.

If you are not familiar with my blog, I don’t repost infrographics of others, as there are many great sites that do that already.  You will only find 100% original goodness here.  Which means posts may be seldom, but supreme.

So get your self on the RSS train and enjoy the show!

Cheers,

Jess

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7 Comments

  1. Bob, March 15, 2009:

    Just a quick comment – “business related entires” should be “business-related entries”.

    Love your infographics and am sorry to hear that you’re banned from Digg. Google Reader to the rescue!

  2. Bill, March 16, 2009:

    Sweet new redesign. Big fan. Keep up the good work.

  3. Jimmy, March 17, 2009:

    Hello Jess.
    New to your site and it is very good work. How about a visual about the history of the Monetary system in the U.S. including the Federal Reserve. Most people don’t know who, what or who controls the Federal Reserve and who the member banks are. Especially the New York branch.
    Keep up the good work
    JJ

  4. A_Flama, April 15, 2009:

    I’m glad it’s BACK! 🙂

  5. Peter, June 24, 2009:

    Me too.

  6. Christine Wenzel, January 13, 2010:

    Jess,
    Please respond with status of our order for 5 posters placed on 12/17/09, San Juan Unified School District. We have been charged but have not received the posters, please reply.

  7. repliche orologi, October 22, 2011:

    I found your weblog website on google and check a couple of of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. In search of ahead to reading more from you in a while!… sconto orologi

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