I received an email today requesting to use my current layout. I am flattered that someone finds my site “very clean and elegant” and that she couldn’t find free WordPress theme that she likes until she saw mine. Not that I don’t want to share my design because I have done so in the past, but I just redesign this layout not too long ago and intend to keep it for a while. Like many blogs, mine is not unique, but it has its individual characteristics. Something I am proud to call my own. This brings me to a great post I just read from SVN‘s Jason Fried regarding to finding inspiration from wristwatch:
So if someone can make a 2” circle look unique, you can make a million pixels look unique. Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t think there’s only a few ways to display content. Don’t think there’s only a couple ways to style a sidebar. Don’t think there’s only a couple different designs for a header with tabs. Don’t think a list always has to look the same or there’s only one way to distinguish time-sensitive information. Don’t think there’s only a couple ways to call something out as important or high priority.